Google Launches Estimated Cross-Device Conversions For Display Ads

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Google said on Tuesday that it will start rolling out estimated cross-device conversions for display ads to all advertisers.

Google launched estimated total conversions for search ads in AdWords a year ago.

As Google's Sridhar Ramaswamy said at the time, “Estimated Total Conversions will provide you with a holistic view of all of the conversions driven by your Google search advertising that can be used to make important decisions like how much to bid and how to assign budget across your various marketing channels. For the last few years, many sophisticated advertisers have been using their own analysis to get to these insights. Today, we are beginning to bring this level of insight and measurement to all advertisers.”

Here's how product manager Levent Besik describes the feature for display ads: "Here’s how it works: say someone’s browsing bicycle reviews on her phone, and clicks on a Display Network ad that takes her to a bike shop’s website. Later, when she gets home, she pulls up the shop’s site on her computer to buy the red cruiser she’s been eyeing. This is an example of a cross-device conversion from a display ad that advertisers can now measure."

Google will host a Hangout on Air to discuss how to use Estimated Total Conversions on November 12th. The company is looking for RSVPs here.

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