Google announced three new features to Performance Max campaigns in Google Ads. These including New customer acquisition goals, new Performance Max insights reports, a one click upgrade tool for Smart Shopping.
Below is a short summary of the changes but I recommend you read Greg Finn’s piece at Search Engine Land for a deeper dive on what is changing and why it matters.
Customer Acquisition Goals
Performance Max in Google adds has added new customer acquisition goals. These customer acquisition goals will be rolling out in Performance Max to allow you to focus bids & optimizations on gaining new customers, Google said.
This goal will allow you to either bid more for new customers compared to existing customers, or focus your optimizations on new customers only while maintaining your cost efficiency. You will also have more flexible ways to identify new customers, like providing your own first-party data through Customer Match lists, setting up conversion tags and using Google’s auto-detection method.
Performance Max Insights
Google Ads is launching two new types of insights reports for Performance Max:
(1) Asset Audience insights will show which text, image & video assets resonate with certain audience segments. The example Google gave was “if you’re an outdoor retailer running a campaign for bikes, you may find that exercise enthusiasts engage more with images of people mountain biking rather than product images of the bike itself. Using these insights, you can tailor your creative and influence your broader marketing strategy.”
(2) Diagnostic insights will flag any setup issues that might prevent Performance Max ads from showing. The example Google gave was “if your creative assets are disapproved, you’ll be prompted to fix them so you can start serving your ads and avoid missing out on conversion opportunities.”
One Click Upgrade Tool For Smart Shopping
The new “one click” upgrade tool for Smart Shopping will be rolling out over the coming weeks, Google said. Advertisers will see a notification when it’s available in their accounts. Google explained that automatic upgrades will also be rolling between July and September 2022.
Here is a GIF of it in action:
For more details on this announcement see this Google help document.
Forum discussion at Twitter.
Google Does Not Rotate Its Search Index
Here is a bizarre question that was asked on the Google office hours video asking if Google rotates its index. The question kind of makes sense, because the SEO who asked said on one day they see their page indexed, the next it is gone, then it comes back – is there an index rotation?
The answer is no, Google does not rotate its index.
Here was the question “Is it true that Google rotates indexed pages? Because the site I’m working on is rotating on indexed pages. Like for example, page A is indexed on Monday through Thursday, but not indexed Friday through Sunday.”
Lizzi from Google said “Okay. So the answer is real quick. No, this is not true. We are not rotating the index based off of days of the week.”
They don’t rotate the index based off of anything, even day of week actually.
This was asked at the 9:56 mark:
Forum discussion at Twitter.