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Bing Ads announces new Editor features for ad extensions
Now available: Support for scheduling and Shared Libraries for call and location extensions
Bing Ads announced on Thursday some new features in Editor related to ad extension management.
These new features are now available for the Windows version of Bing Ads Editor, and they will soon be available for the Mac version.
Ad extension scheduling
Advertisers can control when their ad extensions are shown in Editor, including by date, day of the week and time of day. There’s also support for times to be based on either the advertiser’s time zone or the searcher’s time zone.
These scheduling options allow advertisers to run ad extensions only during appropriate times and help enhance relevance. For example, a restaurant may want to have callout extensions enabled for the morning to highlight breakfast items, and then schedule them to turn off when breakfast stops serving and turn on callouts for dinner promotion.
The new scheduling options displayed when extensions are highlighted in Editor:
Clicking Edit in the Ad Schedule section of the editing pane brings up a scheduling window:
Shared Library support for call and location extensions
Bing has also upgraded the management capabilities of their Shared Library to include location and call extensions. Advertisers can now create a library for each and quickly associate them to multiple campaigns in a few clicks.
This will save time spent going into individual campaigns one by one to assign these extensions, and it makes mass edits easier. For example, if a phone number changes, as the number in the Shared Library is updated, the new number will automatically populate in all campaigns using it.
These options now appear in the Shared Library section in the left-hand margin:
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