When creating a Google Ads account, you’ll typically start with one or two campaigns. This might be a search campaign to generate leads and then maybe a display re-marketing campaign to nurture those leads.
In the beginning, it would be okay to name these campaigns whatever you want.
For example, if you were promoting a raffle for concert tickets to incentivize fans to sign up for your email list, you might name your search campaign “Early Bird Swag Giveaway”. You might target broad match modifier keywords like:
+hip +hop +concert +near +me
+local +music +concert
In your re-marketing campaign, you could re-target these visitors with display ads that showcase some of the top concert performers. You might name this “Top Performers Remarketing”
Again, this would be easy enough to manage because you have a fairly simple advertising funnel and know a few important pieces of data up front:
When your account has been active for a while and you begin to add more campaigns, it’s important to consider how you will name and label these campaigns. Naming is important because it does a few things:
When naming campaigns, you should think about why you are building this campaign.
Ask yourself the following questions:
Once you’ve answered all these questions, you can name your campaigns based on this by adding them one after the other in a sequence. In between each label, you can separate them by using a pipe character or a dash.
Here’s the important data that you’ll include:
Once you’ve combine all your labels together, you might get something like this:
This would represent a search campaign which targets New York City in the United States to generate leads by promoting a free resource guide.
At scale, you might get something like this:
Furthermore, if you are using the Audience Mix Method you can add a MIX-[Audience Type]-”[Name of Audience]” to your experiments. So you might have the following experiments running as you grow sales.
When you name your campaigns with detail and precision, you get the benefits of having detail and precision in your advertising spend. It’s hard to get things wrong when it’s right there in the title.
Overall, you’ll feel more confidence behind increasing your spend on your winning campaigns knowing that they are reaching the right people, with the right message, at the right time.
You can also set up scripts to quickly update all your campaign names at scale. Ideally, if you want to grow an account really big, you need to be automating and scripting it.
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