Google Display Network (GDN)
The purpose of direct response advertising is to compel people to complete an action as a response to an ad. These campaigns seek to capture a searcher’s attention before directing them to a landing page in the hope that they will complete the desired action. In this regard, you can consider direct response to be primarily conversion centred advertising.
The Google Display Network boasts an impressive 80% reach for internet users in the UK, so it is no wonder display advertising on this platform is a popular choice for brands. If you’re looking to get your brand in front of a high volume of users and prospects, then GDN display campaigns are a great option.
In addition to the variety of ad formats to choose from – including text, video and image ads of all shapes and sizes – the GDN also offers a wealth of targeting methods which can be layered to help brands achieve their unique campaign goals.
While the GDN offers primarily keyword-based targeting with bid multipliers for device, time of day/day of week, and location, it also provides brands with a much wider scope for targeting users. Indeed, we can leverage the following methods to micro-target ads to reach highly specific segments of your audience.
The GDN is typically included in all of our display strategies – in fact, often, the GDN alone can provide the best performance for display budgets under £10,000 a month. The level of targeting and powerful bidding methods on offer, when combined with the fact that no additional costs (overrides) are applied, mean that there are few barriers to entry for a Google Display Network strategy.