Bing Introduces Sitelink Extensions in PPC Ads

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Bing Ads has added sitelink extensions, which will allow advertisers to link searchers directly to specific pages of their website. The ad extensions will appear for paid search ads on both Bing and Yahoo.

Sitelinks extensions are available at the campaign-level only, and apply to all ads within the campaign. Advertisers can add up to 10 sitelinks per campaign. Sitelinks should be entered in the order they are to appear to customers. Sitelink extensions are subject to the same editorial review as ads and are currently available in the U.S. only.

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To add sitelinks to your ads:

  • Go to the Campaigns page in the Bing Ads interface.
  • Click the Ad Extensions sub-tab.
  • Click Add an Extension > Sitelinks Extensions
  • Add titles and link destination URLs.
  • Save.

Once ads are running with sitelinks, advertisers can see performance data including spend, number of clicks, impressions, CTRs, and average CPC or CPM.

Microsoft employee Rishi Bal wrote in the official announcement, “It is worth noting that during our pilot phase of Sitelink Extensions, most of our advertisers experienced an increased click-through rate of 15-25% compared to a standard search ad without Sitelink Extensions -- many did much better than that. These additional text + URL pairs have the capability to help you drive improved ROI, so I encourage you to try them out today.”

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A member of the Professional Writer's Association of Canada, Miranda has authored more than 60 e-books, 300 client projects, and thousands of articles and blog posts for clients ranging from SMBs to government agencies and Fortune 100 companies.

Miranda studied e-commerce at Athabasca University and specializes in marketing, business and educational material. She currently assists the Province of Ontario Ministries of Research & Innovation and Economic Development, Trade & Employment with their copywriting and SEO goals. She is one of a handful of Canadian consultants experienced with Ontario's new adult literacy curriculum framework and as such, is contracted by literacy agencies and publishing houses to develop new learning material.