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Google Ads Match Type Tool - Keyword Wrapper

Transform keywords into the match types that you want in bulk with our keyword wrapper.

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How to use it?


What are keyword match types in Google Ads?

Keyword match types dictate how closely a keyword needs to match with a user’s search query so that an ad can be considered for auction. They determine the reach of ads to potential users based on their searches. The primary keyword match types are broad match, phrase match, and exact match.

What is a broad match keyword?

Broad match is the most comprehensive match type. Ads may appear on searches related to the keyword, even if they don’t directly contain the keyword’s meaning. This match type considers factors like user’s recent search activities, the content of the landing page, and other keywords in an ad group to better understand the keyword intent. Broad match is the default match type for all keywords.

What is a phrase match keyword?

Phrase match allows ads to show on searches that include the meaning of the keyword. The user’s search can be a more specific form of the keyword’s meaning. The syntax for phrase match is to enclose the keyword in quotes, for instance, “tennis shoes”.

What is an exact match keyword?

Exact match displays ads on searches that have the same meaning or intent as the keyword. This match type provides the most control over who views the ad but has a narrower reach compared to phrase and broad matches. It can account for misspellings, singular/plural forms, stemmings, abbreviations, and accents. The syntax for exact match is to use square brackets, like [red shoe].

When should I use broad match keywords?

You should use broad match when:

  • You want to attract a wider range of audience.
  • You aim to spend less time building keyword lists.
  • You want to leverage Google’s understanding of user search intent and related terms.
  • You are using Smart Bidding to optimize your bidding for a wide set of relevant searches.
When should I use phrase match keywords?

Use phrase match when:

  • You want to maintain a balance between reach and specificity.
  • You desire to target users whose search queries are directly related to your product or service but may include additional words before or after the key phrase.
  • You want more qualified traffic than with a broad match but more reach than with an exact match.
When should I use exact match keywords?

Opt for the exact match when:

  • You want the highest level of control over who views your ad.
  • You aim for a more refined set of audience who are specifically searching for what you offer.
  • You want to ensure that the viewer’s intent matches closely with your ad content.
How can I create campaigns or ad groups for specific match types?

You can create campaigns or ad groups specifically for different match types by selecting appropriate options while setting up multipliers in campaign or ad group templates. For instance, if you want campaigns for exact match keywords only, you can select the “Create all keywords in match type-specific campaigns” check box during campaign setup.

What happens with similar keywords in a broad match?

Adding very similar keywords, like “red car” and “car red,” is not recommended because only one keyword would match both searches. However, this won’t impact costs or performance. Broad match keywords that are recognized as duplicates will have the one with the higher Ad Rank used in the ad auction.

Can this Google Ads Match Type tool give keyword suggestions?

No, but our Google Ads AI Keyword Generation Tool can provide you with relevant keywords that align with your products, services, and content. And our AI Negative Keywords Generator can generate a list of negative keywords for your to help refine your target audience and save ad spend.