Google Ads Trends (May 2022)

Written by
Felix Mayo
SEO & PPC Executive
Friday, May 26, 2023
Friday, May 26, 2023

Fuel your sales with vehicle ads

This March 2022, Google has introduced Vehicle Ads, a new ad format on Search that shows users nearby cars for sale.

Google ads for cars

Research shows that 89% of car buyers start their hunt online, while 16% purchase their car online (compared to 1% three years ago).

Users will be able to find vehicle options at a glance, with an option for delivery or nearby purchase. Google Vehicle Ads include:

  • Pictures.
  • Location.
  • Make.
  • Condition.
  • Model.
  • Price.
  • Mileage.
  • Other inventory information.

Car advertisers saw a +25% boost in sales!

If you want to see these results, you’ll need to create a car inventory data feed and connect it to Google Merchant Centre.

Don’t worry if this sounds like gibberish to you; we can help you set it up.

Google employs this data to accurately show the most relevant cars that match user search queries.

Further, car advertisers can keep track of crucial inventory and ad performance data through the Merchant Centre.

Unfortunately, Vehicle Ads are currently available in the US, Canada and Australia only (coming to the UK soon, according to Google news).

Increase bookings for free with this new Google hotel tool

The COVID-19 pandemic held up travellers from doing what they loved most.

As travel restrictions ease up, search interest for terms such as “spring vacation” peaks at +900%.

Hotel advertisers can benefit from such travelling outbursts by reaching more users on Google maps for free!  

A new Google tool for hotels - free hotel booking links - launched last year and is helping millions of travellers to connect with hotels that match their interests.

This tool interests you if you’re a hotel owner or advertiser because it’s accessible and highly convertible.

Free links can multiply your bookings substantially while measuring how many people interact with your listing.

We can help you get your hotel to use Google free links to stand out and maximise your reach with Hotel Ads.

From April 2022, hoteliers meeting eligibility requirements will be able to input rates and availability, significantly increasing visibility for free.

Google ads for locations

Level up your gaming business with Google Ads

Nowadays, there are so many games out there.

Advertising your game can be challenging because of aggressive market competition.

And finding players for your new game is vital for game success.

In the past, game advertisers had to wait for the game release before putting some budget behind a campaign that promoted app installs.  

But now, you can create pre-registry campaigns that generate buzz and hype your game before releasing - guaranteeing a smooth app launch.

Pre-register google ad
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Let us explain how this works.

Google pre-registration campaigns appear on Android phones and tablets before the game releases on Google Play.

When creating the campaign, game advertisers establish bids (called target cost-per-pre-registration or tCPpre).

The tCPpre is the average budget you want to spend every time users pre-register to your app.

Once ads are live, Google Machine Learning (ML) helps adapt original content (ad creative) to users through millions of live data signals.

In other words, creative assets are added to, deleted from, or edited throughout the duration of the pre-registry campaign to maximise your results based on data.

We know what you’re thinking; the power of AI is amazing.

Requirements for game pre-registration campaigns:

  • Your game or app APK must be uploaded to a minimum of one release track in the Play Console.
  • Your game or app APK must go live within 90 days of making it available for pre-registration in that country.
  • Your game or app APK cannot be downloadable in the target country. However, suppose your app or game launches in the target country. In that case, Google Ads will suspend the pre-registry campaign (the campaign is not affected in other countries).
  • Game advertisers have a maximum of two Apps for pre-registration at a time.

Pre-registration Campaign Recommendations

  • Go live with the pre-registration at least 14 days in advance and a maximum of 90 days. If you predict massive interest for your app, the more significant time you can allow, while there’s too much time between pre-registry and launch, your app could lose the hype.
  • Provide rewards to engage players’ pre-registration. For example, provide unique skins or characters. Learn more about best practices for pre-registration rewards.
  • Be aware of geo-targeting with your creative assets.
  • At Alphageek, we strongly advise creating your pre-registration campaign when your game is nearly at production version. This will help your app eligibility for showing pre-registered users a push notification at launch or auto-install the app.

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There you’ve the top 3 Google Ads trends for May 2022 - we hope they help you stay ahead of your competition! Whether you want to amplify your brand, sell more cars, increase hotel bookings, or create buzz around your next app release, we want to help you reach your goals. So get in touch today to find out more!

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