Yandex advertising technology news
Advertising online stores in ad networks can seem like a time-consuming task if your store features thousands of products. Yandex.Direct doesn't require you to make a large number of ads manually. In this article, we'll look in detail at which formats work best when advertising a large product range, what a feed is and how to create one. In addition, we've made a list of the most common mistakes advertisers make when creating feeds so that you can avoid them when making yours.
Within a week, all Yandex.Direct users will gain access to a new setting: autotargeting in the Yandex Advertising Network and external ad networks. Like autotargeting on Search, it simplifies the campaign setup process, but with some important differences.
Summer is the hottest season in terms of booking hotels and tickets, and a feverish time for anyone involved in travel-related advertising. We know, however, that users start planning their holidays well in advance, and take a significant amount of time to make a decision. Our research will give you an idea as to when and how users plan their trips, as well as how to adjust your ad campaigns and make hay while the sun shines at the peak of the vacation season.
In a few weeks, all pages for creating and editing Text & Image ads and Smart banners will be available in the updated design only.
To support seasonal promotions and stimulate sales, Philips tested two ad formats in Yandex.Direct — video extensions and video ads.
We've got two announcements concerning retargeting: you can now set bid adjustments for the “None fulfilled” condition for Yandex.Metrica and Yandex.Audience segments, and the available period for a goal or segment has been extended to 540 days.
Video advertising is a vital part of the marketing strategy of any scale. It can help a business reach goals at any level of the sales funnel. Video campaigns in Yandex.Display and Yandex.Direct help raise brand awareness and loyalty. And CPC video in Yandex.Direct increases engagement with regular CPC ads, increasing clicks while lowering their cost. Both formats have an effect on interest on search. In this article, we’ll look at the particulars of CPC video ads in Yandex.Direct and take a step-by-step look at how to set them up.
If demand for your product or service varies like the sun in spring, a new tool in Yandex.Direct will come in handy: weather-based bid adjustments.
In the second half of May, we will gradually begin launching conversion optimization on Search for manual bid strategies. The corresponding change appeared in the Service Offer today, and "Manual bid management with optimization" will replace the "Manual bid management" in the Yandex.Direct interface, API and Direct Commander in all search campaigns.
Display campaigns in Yandex.Direct now feature two new ad types: CPM video ads and DOOH (Digital out-of-home advertising). It wasn't that long ago that we added display campaigns themselves, and inventory for generating demand on the combined display-and-contextual platform continues to increase.
In the near future, we will begin optimizing manual bid management strategies on search. This technology makes it easier to win auctions for those users who are actually likely to convert, and simultaneously prevents your budget from being spent on impressions unlikely to bring you results.
If image formats in Yandex needed a slogan, it would be easy to choose "A picture is worth a thousand words." Image ads and search banners use bright, memorable pictures to tell about your offer, which can be far more effective than a long text. We looked at the experience of our advertisers who regularly use these formats and compiled a list of tips on how to set up your own image campaigns.
Priority goals appeared in Yandex.Direct in October of last year, and have now completed beta testing. Now you can see detailed statistics for your priority goals, and even track their profit and assess campaign performance at different levels of the sales funnel.
A new campaign type — display campaigns on the Home page — recently appeared on Yandex.Direct. This new campaign type opens up impressions on the Yandex Home page to businesses regardless of their size. Now even a small budget can help you raise your brand awareness with impressions on one of the most popular sites in the Russian internet.
Smart banners, the interactive ad format with dynamic content, can now appear in places other than the Yandex Advertising Network. We are currently testing smart banners in new blocks on Yandex Search, where they will be seen by users looking for your products.
The Yandex Advertising Network consists of more than 40,000 partner sites which, together with the audience of Yandex Search, reach 74 million users in Russia. Visitors to YAN are responsible for 46% of clicks on ads from Yandex.Direct as well as one-third of all conversions.
Retargeting is a combination of technologies for interacting with audiences already familiar with your brand or product. Retargeting helps bring users to place their first order or draw them back to your site for repeat purchases. Successful retargeting involves three components: accurate audience segmentation according to the stages of the sales funnel, carefully composed texts and the correct campaign settings. This article provides useful tips for each of these components.
A new “Preview” button has appeared in the Yandex.Direct interface. Clicking on this button allows you to see the impressions of your display banners on sites in the Yandex Advertising Network and external networks.
In an ideal world, a user's path to making a purchase looks like this: Query → Click → Cart → Purchase. In reality, however, things are much more complicated. In our new presentation, we tell you all about how retargeting can help make sense of users' behavior and motivate them to make purchases.