New AdWords Structured Snippet Extension Is Rolling Out

The latest extension gives advertisers more control in choosing which key features to highlight in their ads.

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To give advertisers more control (really) over what shows up in the structured snippets in text ads, Google is rolling out structured snippet extensions.

It’s a variation on the dynamic structured snippets that came out earlier this year. You’ll be able to select the type of values — such as amenities, product types, brands — that makes sense for your campaign and add the values you want included under that list, in the order your want.

structured snippet setupSo what’s the difference between callouts and structured snippets? Google says to use callouts to “highlight what makes your business or products or services unique,” while structured snippets should be used to “highlight a specific aspect of the products or services you offer.” That’s pretty subtle, but they can be used together, so be sure you’re not duplicating what you’re highlighting in both.

Both have 25-character limits. As few as one structured snippet can display, and the maximum number shown depends on the character length and screen size. For more on the differences between callouts and structured snippets, see the blog post.

Structured snippets are rolling out in accounts over the next several weeks and are available in English only for now.

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Ginny Marvin was Third Door Media’s former Editor-in-Chief (October 2018 to December 2020), running the day-to-day editorial operations across all publications and overseeing paid media coverage. Ginny Marvin wrote about paid digital advertising and analytics news and trends for Search Engine Land, MarTech and MarTech Today. With more than 15 years of marketing experience, Ginny has held both in-house and agency management positions. She can be found on Twitter as @ginnymarvin.

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