Google Adwords Match Types Best Practices

If you find yourself hitting Google to find information about Adwords match types best practices then you should be calling a consultant as you may find you are spending money on clicks that are not adding value to your business.

Google Adwords Advice About Match Types and Best Practices

The importance of a planned and executed Google Adwords campaign is something that needs to be understood before you got to Google and start paying for clicks. You need a strategy for dealing with match types and getting it wrong can be very costly, the same ad copy with the same landing pages can achieve so much more when you understand the importance of the matching structure and negative keywords.

There are four types of Adwords match types, firstly Broad Match which is often the default type we find being used when we take over an existing campaign, then there are Modified Broad Match which are like Broad Match on steroids. Then there is Exact Match and Phrase Match which all serve a slightly different purpose.

What Are Broad Match Adwords Used For?

This is the most common type of Adwords match type we find when we take over the management of a Google Adwords campaign. This is because it is the default type when starting to set up your keywords.

To provide an example of broad match types, you sell computers for this example using broad match you enter the keywords “dell computer” this means that you are asking Google to show your advert to anyone searching for keywords these words and it could show your ads to people searching “dell computer spares” which might be something you want, but the chances are you are more likely to get a conversion for a computer if the person searching is not looking for spares. The very fact that they entered spares in a Google search means they are looking for spares for an existing computer with their focus on fixing this and probably not buying another.

Using broad match you will get the largest impression volume and this helps with data if you know how to use it as it will provide a large amount of search term data which can identify what keywords you need to be targeting. This will also show you how many irrelevant searches you are get matched with. It is vital to remember that a click on your advert costs you money and if you do get a conversion from this it is a total waste of money.

Then comes the bigger problem, Google is very clever and these clicks to things that do not add value are also probably going to affect the quality score which will then mean you are going to be paying more for the keywords you actually do want to achieve overall.

What Are Modified Broad Match Adwords Used For?

If you understand from the above text about broad match then using modified broad match give you more control over the search terms. Using the example of “dell computer” as a broad match type as long as someone uses “dell” and “computer” in any order within a Google search it will trigger an advert.

A modified broad match is then controlling this with a “+” symbol in front of each keyword, so it looks like “+dell +computer” and doing this will attract an array of searches but you will still be showing for irrelevant search terms.

What Are Exact Match Adwords Used For?

This is the most accurate way to achieve exactly what keyword you want. Using the example earlier “Dell computer” as a broad match, if we took this and entered it as [Dell computer] this means that people searching for “Dell Computer” is Google will get the advert and if someone searches for “Dell computer spares” they will not. The problem arises here now as if some searches “computer Dell” your advert will also not show which means you have to work harder to identify the keywords you are looking to achieve and the variations used by people searching. This is targeted so should produce conversions as a result if the landing page works well for the visitor providing the right information and at the right price.

What Are Phrase Match Adwords Used For?

Phrase match provides you with the ability to target exactly what you want in terms of keywords with other words included. If you wanted to achieve “Dell computer discounts” as Phrase Match, it can appear in something like “Black Friday Dell computer discounts”. To use phrase match you enter the keywords like this: “Dell computer”.

Which AdWords campaign type is right for me?


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English Google Webmaster Central office-hours hangout 9 March 2018

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Aaron Alter
Hi John, could you give some insight on the relevance of semantic HTML5. For example, if you have a site that uses H1 tags for all the elements in the navigation. Will this send confusing signals to Google about the main topic of the page or does the crawler understand that this is part of the

Trampoline Park Near Me

With the growing trend of trampoline parks appearing locally to everyone, the Trampoline keywords hit our radar for monitoring and from SemRush we can see:-

KeywordSearch VolumeKeyword Difficulty Index
trampoline11000085.19
trampoline park7400057.76
trampoline park near me2710050.82
trampoline park london810058.87
rush birmingham660078.17
total wipeout660074.65
indoor trampoline540066.27
trampoline park birmingham440063.38
trampolining london360062.17
trampoline park manchester290054.87

We notice that Rush in Birmingham has already got 6600 unique search queries a month and they are relatively new so we took a look at the website to understand if they are maximising the online efforts to achieve this growth using SEO to push and promote.

trampoline rush birmingham

The website on-page SEO looks good with the meta data:-

<title>Trampoline Park – Birmingham Trampolining – Rush UK</title>

<meta name=”descriptioncontent=”Discover Birmingham’s latest trampoline park. Ideal for children parties and trampoline activities. Visit our website and make a booking today!“/>


The page has H1 heading:-

<h1>Welcome To Rush Birmingham</h1>

So this is pretty good but missing the word Trampoline or Trampoline Park.


The H2 Headings, 4 in total:-

<h2>Ready to rush?</h2>

<h2>Upcoming Events</h2>

<h2>Facilities</h2>

<h2>Activities</h2>

This doesnt have any mention of Trampoline which if possible would be advisable.


And then the H3 Headings:-

<h3>After School Meal Deal</h3>

<h3>Weekly Autism and SEN Session</h3>

<h3>The Main Court</h3>

<h3>Extreme Dodgeball Courts</h3>

<h3>Trapeze</h3>

<h3>Holiday Camps</h3>

<h3>Schools, University and Youth Groups</h3>

<h3>Corporate Team Building</h3>

<h3>Rush Birmingham 360 Tour</h3>

Again if no H2 reference to Trampoline it would be advisable to have a H3 reference.


Note: There is a 360 tour which is outdated and not embedded on the website which would be better to keep the visitors on the site:-

We would recommend a refresh of this for 2018 and this is service we provide for Google Maps. This will help with conversions, and if your business hasnt got a tour you should consider having one.

Trampoline Park Near Me

So with this new activity growing across the UK and looking at the website Rush with a quick on-page SEO check of the core basics.

The web hosting is on a shared platform which we would recommend this site being on a unique IP. The site is slow and this will be a contributing factor:-

trampoline rush hosting

The domain name has been registered until 17/01/2026 which is good as Google knows this is a serious business in this for the long game.

Using our own in-house software our checks showed for Rush:-

Google United Kingdom (Birmingham, UK)
KeywordRanking URLSearch Vol.07-Mar
OrganicMap Pos
trampoline parkhttps://www.rushuk.com/birmingham/7400032
trampoline park near mehttps://www.rushuk.com/birmingham/3310012

Which means this is working for them well already.

So from an SEO consultants point of view – what should Rush do next?

They need to identify the keywords not performing and make a plan to achieve these keywords and also maintain the current ranking keywords in the top 3 positions of Google.

Monitor the current traffic to the site and look for areas of improvement. For example, a page with a high bounce rate needs the content checking.

Check the visitors can find the information they need quickly with as little amount of clicks as possible.

Look at Google Home voice search also. Check and fix any snippet data required to help Google voice search work well.

trampoline rush

We have ran a complete audit on the website and the results show that Rush are doing a lot right for Google:-

 

If you want a report for your website please get in touch with us. Also, how did you end up on our webpage reading this? – The power of the Internet has lead you to our website and we can make your business website take full advantage of the Internet and Google Search.

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Google Shopping & Merchant File pre-processing:Failure

If use Google Shopping & Merchant services you will probably see soon if not already have seen this message “File pre-processing:Failure” :-

Google Shopping & Merchant File pre-processing:Failure

From our research, this is a Google issue and they will fix this. Do not make lots of changes to your feed to fix this because you might introduce errors.

If your website products are showing in Google shopping then just leave it alone and ignore the message for the moment.

English Google Webmaster Central office-hours hangout 6 March 2018

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Otto Rommel
This is to settle an argument with a developer. Is it considered cloaking that would incur a penalty if link HREF values are blocked by disallowing access to a JavaScript file. Example: blocking the HREF value to a link in a calendar that would create and infinite crawl path of years. Example: Blocking the HREF values to Sort By links in a table. Prior to the advent of JavaScript rendering, this was a way to stop bad URLs from being crawled. Thanks.


Marco Logmans
How will GDPR affect the use of Google Analytics? It looks like we can only track visitors if they allow us to add cookies…or not?


Eduard Paziuk
In which cases does Google recognize a french-translated page “fr.example.com/page” as a duplicate of an English one – “example.com/page”? Hreflangs are correct but using the query “info:fr.exmaple.com/page”, we see an English page not a French one.


Greg B
Is there a way to auto disavow some tld’s? It would help with the .ru domains that are linking to me that are 99% spam. New ones show up every few days.


Dmitry Voytenko
How can I improve the indexing of sites developed on a single CMS and having the same catalog of products with the same description on the product cards? Google indexes the site and excludes pages from the index in a month. Sites belong to different organizations but they were ordered from one developer.


Jack Waldenmaier | Composer / Producer
Hi John,

I have about 60 pages with duplicate TITLES and DESCRIPTIONS because they are part of WordPress CATEGORIES.

(They are all Rel=Prev or Rel=Next and have Canonicals but they still show up in Search Console as duplicates.)

Is there any solution to this problem?
Thanks!
-Jack
214-636-5887


Ben Cohen
We have different branch pages for our depots and we also have different GMB profiles for each branch and they have reviews on them. Can we put the text from some of these reviews on to the relevant branch pages and mark it up. We already have a link from the branch page going to the google plus page but we could also do a link going to the reviews section if need be?. What do you think?


Russell Meara

Is there any benefit/harm putting some of our USP in the Title tag if we already have the keyword phrase first.


Bill Allen | Dad, Husband and SEO Guy

Does Google have any issues or preference for indexing and ranking urls that have special characters (comma, ampersand, parenthesis, etc.) or issues/preference for indexing/ranking special characters used in French, Spanish, German, etc.?


Rob Cuppett
None adult site showing hard core adult ads in Google search results when searching for domain.com. Every site on the VPS host is showing these ads. Is the IP address marked by google as adult? What would cause this? Here is a link to a webmaster help forum discussion with all the details and screenshots.


Antonio Dimitrovski
Earlier on Twitter we have conversation about translating content and still isn’t clear enough. If I translate article from another website to another language hreflang is a must to show proper language but how can i give him a credit if canonical is not good here? Should I just rank in other languages with my website? Link isn’t good, can’t canonical not the same content, what we need to do?


François Briod | Tech enthusiast & entrepreneur
Hey! It’s going to be my first Office Hours, I’m thrilled.

My question: how does google indexes texts generated by computers based on unique/proprietary meta-data such as a hotel description on Booking.com (For example: https://www.booking.com/hotel/ch/b2-boutique.html)

Let’s say that the meta-data are updated every day (reviews), would it make sense for Google to crawl this text every day?


Colin Manko
1) Does Google use other Google App data for search results? (ie; does Google use Gmail email opens or Google Chrome behavior to inform results past an individual basis?)
2) Can you explain the types/range of severity of algorithmic penalties? (ie; how do you receive an algorithmic penalty, how long does it last, does it affect a site on a page by page basis – or at the domain level?)
3) — Search Console Performance feedback (been a week since I’ve been in there):
——– want to be able to filter off multiple operations in filters (ie; contains “some word” AND does not contain “some other word”)
——– want filters to update the line graph – currently, it is just an overall view of the date range and search type you selected, even when filters are enabled (Is that right?)
——– property sets would be nice (ie; aggregate both http and https for YOY analysis)
——– option to download some time period of data and break it down by day for daily analysis away from Search Console interface (you can do this with the API, but that is over my head/don’t have time for it at the moment)

Thanks for everything you all do!


Glenn Gabe | Digital Marketing Consultant
Hi John. When a company fact checks an article using ClaimReview markup, is there a way to challenge that fact check?? If not, the fact check will show up in the SERPs even if it’s not entirely correct. It seems like there should be a way to challenge a fact check (like you can counter a DMCA takedown).

Also, would continual fact checks against an organization impact that site algorithmically at some point? Again, like DMCA takedowns funnel into the Pirate Algorithm?