5 Effective Google AdWords Strategies for Mobile

5 Effective Google AdWords Strategies for Mobile


  • Having a solid mobile advertising strategy for AdWords is paramount to monitor how your customers find and respond to your campaigns.
  • Understanding mobile device volume, setting bid adjustments for mobile devices and targeting local are just a few examples of strategies you can use.
  • Keep reading to learn five mobile advertising strategies for AdWords that will help you propel your campaigns forward.

In the last few years, the increased reliance that the general population have had on their mobile phones has been undeniable, whether it is their mobile phone and/or tablet.

Mobile phones have moved on from ‘calls’ to downloading games, and more importantly, surfing the Internet.

Since Blackberry revolutionised the mobile market by allowing people to access their e-mails remotely, and the introduction of internet browsing on smartphones has brought accessible content quickly at their fingertips - we can even reflect on our own behaviour of using mobiles devices.

In saying this, having a mobile strategy for your AdWords campaign is paramount to keep on top of how your customers find and respond to your on AdWords. 

The Best Mobile Advertising Strategies for AdWords

The best AdWords mobile advertising strategies for small businesses are: 

  1. Understand mobile device volume
  2. Mobile device conversions
  3. Set bid adjustments for mobile devices
  4. Set adverts to ‘mobile preferred’
  5. Be local

1. Understand mobile device volume

Google AdWords records your search device volume, now advertisers have the ability to see where and how many clicks are coming through tablets, mobile and computers. By understanding your volume; advertisers can make effective decisions for your marketing strategies.

For example, let us say you found out that over half of your traffic volume was coming from mobiles, it would make sense for you to make your website mobile responsive to ensure the ease of navigation for your website.

2. Mobile device conversions

Advertisers can view their conversion through devices, whether it is from a tablet, mobile and/or computer.

3. Set bid adjustments for mobile devices

Google AdWords allows advertisers to increase and/or decrease bids based on various devices. If you notice that a substantial amount of sales and/or enquires are coming from tablets and mobiles, then you can increase your bids for x amount and decrease, your volume from computers.

4. Set adverts to ‘mobile preferred’

If advertisers notice more volume for mobile, or would like to appear on mobiles than other devices, they have the opportunity to ‘tick’ mobile preferred on their adverts, this will increase the chance of having advertisers appear on mobiles.

5. Be local

By having a mobile presence, adverts have the ability to be local. If you are a service that is only available locally, then you have the ability to set a call extension sitelink and choose preferred mobile or only mobile. In turn, your number can appear on your adverts.   

Final Note 

It is hard to deny how much we rely on our mobiles. With the constant access of information and content through our mobile devices, it makes sense to think of how a mobile AdWords strategy can help advertisers to meet ROI in their AdWords campaigns.

Feel free to comment below. 

Click Click Media

Digital Marketing Agency at The trustee for The Online Trust

Comments (1)
Wendy Huang

Wendy Huang, Full Time Blogger and YouTuber at A Custom Blog in 4 Minutes

Now that you mention it I'd love an article on mobile advertising and revenue :D