How is the Broad Match Modifier Different from the Other Key Words?
Since the broad match modifier is just one of five keyword types on Google AdWords, how does it differ from its peers? These keyword match types are put in place as parameters that be set for different ad campaigns. This helps control which searches trigger your ads to appear, meaning you only get the most relevant traffic.
Each keyword match type has its own advantages and disadvantages, so understanding the different types can help you better understand how to properly run successful ad campaigns.
This keyword match type allows your ad to reach the widest audience. When you put your keyword in broad match, your ads are then able to appear whenever an Internet user searches any word in your key phrase in any order.
This means that misspellings and synonyms will trigger your ad to appear, thus garnering a higher rate of impressions. However, this traffic is not always relevant and can waste valuable ad spend from your budget.
Most of the time, broad match is used for impression-based brand awareness campaigns.
Broad Match Modifier
The broad match modifier is one of the most popular keyword match types because it gives you a wide reach that is both restrictive and specific to your targeted keywords and search queries.
As previously shown, broad match modifier keywords work by adding a “+” to the specific word in your keyword phrase that you want to always bid on. Without the “+” preceding it, a keyword won’t trigger your ad to appear, which ensures that a more tailored group of users are shown your ad.
Keep in mind that the query can be in any order, so long as that particular keyword with the “+” ahead of it is present.
Exact match is the most restrictive keyword match type available in AdWords. As the name suggests, the exact match type only allows an exact keyword or keyword phrase to trigger your ad. If the exact words aren’t typed in, your ad will not appear.
The negative match type is all about choosing what keywords you don’t want your ad to show up for. This parameter prevents ads from showing up for search queries that have little to nothing to do with your campaign. This helps filter out users that are not looking for your business and helps ensure that only quality leads will view and click your ad.
The phrase match allows you to use specific sets of words together with a keyword phrase that you are bidding on. With phrase match, your ad will show up in search queries containing your selected phrase. Phrase match keywords are attributed by words within quotations (i.e: “cloud ERP” systems).