Is {KeyWord: Dynamic Keyword Insertion} the right move? Find out here.

By Amanda Sides | Feb 24, 2009
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Debating on whether to use Dynamic Keyword Insertion? Keep reading to find out if it’s right for you.

Who? Who should use it? Anyone looking to increase conversion rate. It is known that searchers are more likely to follow an ad that shows the exact keyword phrase they searched for than a generic one. So why not give it a try? Just be wary of some of the risks that may come along with the tactic.

What? Dynamic Keyword Insertion (DKI) is a tactic that when put in place, shows the phrase searched in bold. Your keyword in your ad copy will be replaced by the searchers exact query. One thing you have to keep in mind is your character limitations. Some keyword phrases may not even qualify to be inserted because they cause the line of text to be longer than the character spaces allowed. When this occurs, your default ad will show.

When? You may want to use DKI when you have an ad group that covers a range of different, although related keyword phrases. Normally, you would need to write a different ad for each variation. This will save you time, and also differentiate your ad from the others on the page.

Where? You can use DKI in your title, description lines, display url or destination url. Simply insert the appropriate format (see section “How”) where you want the keyword phrase to appear.

Why? Using DKI will differentiate your ad from others on the page. By showing the searchers specific queries in bold, they are more likely to click on your ad because it’s showing them exactly what they are looking for.

How? Simply place the following syntaxt in place of the word found in your default ad text. Use brackets to surround the text:

{keyword: default text}

The word “keyword” can also be entered in different ways to offer variations on the dynamic keyword.

>>Do a little research to discover if indeed you should be utilizing dynamic keyword insertion. Some risk is involved; you may pay to show on misspellings of your keywords. They may show in your ads when using DKI and this can have a negative effect on your CTR.

The dynamic keyword phrase could even be carried out all the way to the landing page! The process is described by Ian Lurie, here.

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