Last week I discussed the importance of the structure of your adwords account and some tips on how to think about structuring your campaigns. You can go back and read last week’s article here. This week I am going to talk about the roll that adgroups play in the structure of an account.
What are Ad Groups and What are they good for?
Ad groups are simply containers for keywords, negative keywords, and ads. That is the simplest definition that I can come up with.
Ad groups are exclusively organisational units in an adwords account. This is because their purpose is defined by what they contain or by what they are in, rather than by what they are. Unlike campaigns they don’t have a lot of targeting settings and unlike keywords or ads they are are not a forward facing part of the account that interacts with queries or searchers.
However, there is great power in using ad groups effectively that will make your life easier.