SEOHost.Net: Negative Keywords are Critical for Successful Google Ads Campaigns

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Terry Cane, COO of SEOHost.net, a leading domain registration, SSL service, and SEO hosting provider, today spoke about the importance of negative keywords in a Google Ads campaign.

Most of the time, when people think about keywords, they always zero in on what they want to target. In my experience, they don't often consider what they don't want their brand associated with, which is just as important.

Terry Cane, COO of SEOHost.net, a leading domain registration, SSL service, and SEO hosting provider, today spoke about the importance of negative keywords in a Google Ads campaign.

As defined by Google itself, negative keywords prevent an ad from being triggered if a particular word or phrase has been entered into the search bar. This is referred to by the search engine as a negative match. negative keywords also apply to the Display Network, where ads are less likely to appear on sites that match the search terms.

"Most of the time, when people think about keywords, they always zero in on what they want to target," said Cane. "They focus on the keywords and keyphrases they think are likeliest to bring interested leads to their site, likeliest to lead to conversions. In my experience, they don't often consider what they don't want their brand associated with, which is just as important."

Negative keywords can either be added at the campaign level or targeted at specific ad groups. They are, says Cane, actually relatively easy to understand and incorporate. While researching your keywords, simply think about what you don't want to target.

"These might be keywords that would cheapen your brand," said Cane. "They may also be common search terms or phrases used by people you know wouldn't be interested in your organization. Finally, they might be keywords associated with a different ad campaign, and you want to keep it separate from your current one."

The most important advice, according to Cane, is not to overdo it with negative keywords. Your keyword list should regularly and consistently expand based on available data, but you also don't want to flood your campaign with too many. Focus on those you know you need to target and build out from there.

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About SEOHost.net:
Located in Orlando, Florida with locations all around the world, SEOHost.Net provides a wide range of services in both the U.S. and the E.U., including domain registration, SSL Hosting for SEO, and VPS, dedicated, and A Class IP hosting The company offers exceptional service with a strong service level agreement, multiple geographic locations, and free migration. For more information, visit https://www.seohost.net.

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