Learn about Microsoft Advertising and how to get started on advertising your business on the Microsoft Advertising Network.

Get on the path to Microsoft Advertising success!

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What sets Microsoft Advertising apart from Google Ads?

Get additional views

With Microsoft Advertising, you can show ads to tens of millions of people that you can’t reach with just Google Ads. The Microsoft Advertising Network audience also spends more money online!

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Starting with Microsoft Advertising doesn't mean starting from scratch!

It’s easy to import

You can import your Google Ads campaigns directly into Microsoft Advertising. Then, set up automatic imports to keep your Google Ads and Microsoft Advertising campaigns in sync.

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There are just a few things you need to pay attention to...

Review after you import

We’ll map your Google Ads settings to the closest possible Microsoft Advertising settings. Just give them a look to make sure everything is working right.

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Don't forget to set a payment method!

Setting a payment method

We can’t start running your ads without a payment method. Set a backup payment method too, so you know you’re covered.

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You're on your way!

Next steps

Keep cruising down the path to success with these recommended steps. Welcome to Microsoft Advertising!

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Let's take a quick look at how Microsoft Advertising works

Campaign basics

Let’s start with a high-level overview of what it takes to get an ad campaign up and running in Microsoft Advertising.

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How to set up your first Microsoft Advertising campaign

Create your campaign

Next, let’s walk step-by-step through the process of creating a campaign.

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Now let's add some more ad groups and keywords

Expand your campaign

Making sure that you have enough ad groups – with enough closely-related ads and keywords – is crucial to Microsoft Advertising success.

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Verify your campaign is active

Activate your campaign

There are a few things you need to confirm to ensure your ads are live. For example, don’t forget to add a payment method!

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Make sure you get the most out of Microsoft Advertising!

Optimize your campaign

Keep cruising down the path to success with these recommended next steps. Welcome to Microsoft Advertising!

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The path to success starts with a plan

Plan a successful campaign

Learn how a clear goal, the right audience, and a reasonable budget can help you get results with Microsoft Advertising.

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Who do you want to see your ads?

Reach your customers

Where are your potential customers? When is the best time to reach them? What do they have in common? What words or phrases are they searching for?

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A winning ad strategy

Create ads that get results

Learn how to get your ads in front of customers, get their attention, and give them what they want.

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How much is this going to cost?

Set your budget and control your costs

Learn how to set up a budget that works for your business and control your spending with Microsoft Advertising.

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Keep an eye on it!

Invest in what works

Once your campaigns are up and running, keep an eye on their performance to learn what works and what doesn’t. Welcome to Microsoft Advertising!

Getting started with Microsoft Advertising

Whether you’re coming from Google Ads or new to search engine marketing, it’s quick and easy to start advertising your business on Microsoft Advertising. Take a look at one of these video series to learn how Microsoft Advertising works and how to get started.

Coming from Google Ads? expando image

These videos will tell you all about Microsoft Advertising and how easy it is to import your Google Ads campaigns into Microsoft Advertising.

  • What sets Microsoft Advertising apart from Google Ads?
  • Starting with Microsoft Advertising doesn't mean starting from scratch!
  • There are just a few things you need to pay attention to...
  • Don't forget to set a payment method!
  • You're on your way!
Want to create a campaign from scratch? expando image

Familiar with search engine marketing? These videos show you the ins and outs of setting up Microsoft Advertising campaigns, expanding their reach, and getting the most out of them.

  • Campaign basics
  • Create your campaign
  • Expand your campaign
  • Activate your campaign
  • Optimize your campaign
New to search engine marketing? expando image

These videos cover what you need to know about search engine marketing using Microsoft Advertising. All it takes is a little planning up front and regular checkups along the way!

  • Plan a successful campaign
  • Reach your customers
  • Create ads that get results
  • Set your budget and control your costs
  • Invest in what works
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