10 Sep '12, 10pm

Bing Ads Testing Longer Headlines A La Google AdWords

Bing Ads (the new moniker for Microsoft Advertising ) is testing an ad format that should be very familiar — they’re combining the first two lines of text on search ads to make a much longer headline. The US market test is currently running on a small percentage of searches on Bing and will be rolling out to Yahoo Search, as well. It will be seen on the first three ads appearing at the top of the page. The goal, says Microsoft, is to improve click-through rates. Old Appearance New Appearance The reason this format may look familiar is that Google has been using a similar treatment on some ads (adding URLs to headlines and extending headlines ) since early last year. If the first sentence of the descriptive copy ends with a period, a question mark, or an exclamation point, it will be added to the headline with a hyphen as a separator. If that first descriptive line is too l...

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