Unbox Your Holiday Online Shopping Success
In 11 days it is time, the most beautiful time of the year is just around the corner: Christmas. The time of year in which everyone surprises their loved ones with beautiful gifts. As (online) retailer, it is very important to respond to this and to optimally deploy your Google Ads Search and Google Ads Shopping campaigns.
Google has created an official retail guide to setting your Search and Shopping campaigns up for holiday success.
1. Give the gift of beautifully displayed products
Use high-quality, product-first visuals
Feature close-up product shots with bright, high-contrast colors to share more information about your product and help drive more engagement.
Provide accurate and descriptive product data
High-quality product data for product feeds is important to ensure your ads showcase the information your customers are looking for.
Share your fulfillment options with customers
2. It is the season to plan ahead
It’s never too early to start planning
A clear strategy will help you accomplish your holiday targets. Use Performance Planner to size the available opportunity and understand implications of different bid and budget scenarios.
Build your digital storefront
Show more of your products to your potential customers, especially with the expected increase in holiday search queries. Automatically apply recommendations to improve your account performance and save time.
Capture more holiday shoppers
Optimize your campaigns to reach and attract customers throughout their holiday shopping journey.
3. Ring in holiday wins
Secure enough budget
Be ready to capture demand throughout the holidays and even into the post-holiday season.
Differentiate your products from other retailers to attract more holiday shoppers. View your absolute top impression share as well as overlap rate and outranking share from the auction insights report to compare performance with competitors.
Meet shoppers wherever they go
Stay in front of your potential customers no matter what context they are in. Enable location extensions to bid by location and proximity of your shoppers to your stores and allocate more budget to promote local inventory on days when you expect more foot traffic.
Measure your success
Evaluate your metrics to determine how you can optimize your campaigns to reach and exceed your KPIs.
4. Enjoy the magic of performance insights
Analyze the numbers
Take a look at your previous performance to capitalize on any insights and trends.
Gather ideas for holiday growth
Identify areas of improvement and opportunities for growth to drive better performance next year.
Plan and prepare for next holiday season.
Set your plan early based on your previous holiday results and learnings to ensure that the next holiday season will be more successful.
Need help setting up your festive Google Shopping and Search campaigns in an optimal way?
Would you like to get the most out of your Google Ads campaign during the Christmas season, but you are not sure where to start? Our PPC specialists are always open for a cup of coffee, to get you going!