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DSA is fully compatible with target CPA, and it’s a best practice to combine this smart bidding option with DSA.

  1. True
  2. False

Correct Answer:

  • True

Explain what “observations” are in the new AdWords experience.

  1. Observations allow the option to adjust bids and can get reports on additional items without narrowing the reach of an ad group
  2. Observations are actually called “bid-only” in the new AdWords experience, and allows only the adjustment of bids
  3. Observations narrow the reach of an ad group to specific audiences, and get reports, with the option to adjust bids
  4. Observations allow you to see bid adjustment changes without having to access the change history

Correct Answer:

  • Observations allow the option to adjust bids and can get reports on additional items without narrowing the reach of an ad group

Gmail targeting includes signals from which of the following? Select All Correct Responses

  1. Locations visited from Maps
  2. Search
  3. Emails
  4. Browsing history

Correct Answer:

  • Locations visited from Maps
  • Search
  • Browsing history

Google users can visit the Ads Preferences Manager to manage ad personalization.

  1. False
  2. True

Correct Answer:

  • True

How can you improve Quality Score?

  1. Increase maximum CPC
  2. All answers are correct
  3. Enter less competitive keyword auctions
  4. Address landing page experience

Correct Answer:

  • Address landing page experience

How many extension types can show up in any given ad auction?

  1. 4 extensions
  2. 6 extensions
  3. 10 extensions
  4. 3 extensions

Correct Answer:

  • 4 extensions

How should an advertiser exercise control over DSA campaigns?

  1. Set a daily budget that’s 20% lower than the maximum desired investment
  2. Select subcategories and add negative keywords
  3. Add at least five broad-match keywords to each campaign
  4. Disable automated bidding

Correct Answer:

  • Select subcategories and add negative keywords

How should you pitch your clients on ad formats if they are using image or HTML5 ads today?

  1. Use responsive ads together with image ads
  2. Use Enhanced Text Ads with image/HTML5 ads
  3. Use responsive ads instead of image ads
  4. Expand the Image/HTML5 ad sizes

Correct Answer:

  • Use responsive ads together with image ads

Identify how UAC uses Machine Learning.

  1. It boosts lifetime value by understanding when users make in-app purchases
  2. It targets ads precisely and controls ad exposure frequency
  3. It reduces app churn by steering users away from apps rated less than 3.8
  4. It automatically optimizes your bids and ads for users based on data signals

Correct Answer:

  • It automatically optimizes your bids and ads for users based on data signals

Identify when it is appropriate to use target and bid for targeting in the new AdWords experience.

  1. A client wants to continue to reach all users searching for their keywords
  2. A client wants to test new keywords or direct returning users to a new landing page
  3. A client wants to target new audiences
  4. A client wants to use bid only

Correct Answer:

  • A client wants to test new keywords or direct returning users to a new landing page

Identify which remarketing solution you would use for each scenario.

Correct Answer:

Dynamic Remarketing Advertiser has a wide selection of products, categories or services and wants to share tailored/personalized ads.
Dynamic Remarketing Advertiser has a wide selection of products, categories or services.
Static Remarketing Advertiser only sells a few products or services.
Static Remarketing There’s a promotion, or advertiser wants to focus on the brand.

If a client wants to add a layer of auction-time optimization to their 3rd-party autobidding system, what autobidding strategy should they use?

  1. Target CPA
  2. Maximize conversions
  3. eCPC
  4. Maximize clicks

Correct Answer:

  • eCPC

If an advertiser wants to cover generic keywords or seasonal keywords that they normally couldn’t afford with RLSA, what is the best recommendation?

  1. They should increase all their keyword bids
  2. They should use the list as an exclusion
  3. They should use bid-only to reach all users who search for the keywords
  4. They should use target and bid to only reach those searchers who are in their audience list

Correct Answer:

  • They should use target and bid to only reach those searchers who are in their audience list

If an advertiser wants to maximize performance and also has branding guidelines, what would be a good recommendation?

  1. Image ads and responsive ads (with color and format controls)
  2. Image ads and text ads
  3. Responsive ads and text ads
  4. Image ads

Correct Answer:

  • Image ads and responsive ads (with color and format controls)

Including a logo in a responsive ad…

  1. Is not possible
  2. Is encouraged
  3. Is not recommended, as it decreases the number of eligible placements
  4. Is mandatory

Correct Answer:

  • Is encouraged

Indicate one difference on conversion tracking between iOS apps and Android apps.

  1. Android apps can track app conversions with Google Play without needing to edit an app’s code or use a third-party analytics tool
  2. iOS apps can implement conversion tracking using Custom server-to-server tracking
  3. iOS apps can implement conversion tracking using Custom server-to-server tracking
  4. Android apps need an engineering team to work with them to implement tracking

Correct Answer:

  • Android apps can track app conversions with Google Play without needing to edit an app’s code or use a third-party analytics tool

It’s important to wait at least two weeks after implementation before measuring the results of a Smart Bidding campaign.

  1. False
  2. True

Correct Answer:

  • True

Match each autobidding strategy to the right campaign goal.

Visibility Target ROAS.
Revenue Target CPA.
Conversions Target impression share
Traffic Maximize clicks.

Correct Answer:

Conversions Target CPA.
Traffic Maximize clicks.
Visibility Target impression share
Revenue Target ROAS.

Match each display targeting solution to its targeted audience.

Correct Answer:

Long-tail automation The client wants users to find him even on his long-tail products.
Incremental reach The client wants to make sure his ads appear for all relevant user searches.
Full automation The client to run a very effective marketing campaign despite having limited resources.
Rapid expansion The client wants to enter new markets quickly.

Match each explanation to its key benefit of using display responsive ads in a remarketing campaign.

Correct Answer:

Greater creative input for advertisers Advertisers can upload images, headlines and descriptions that meet your brand guidelines.
Easily reach people on millions of sites and apps Advertisers can potentially see a 15% increase in reach at similar performance compared to standard text ads.
Deliver a great experience with native ads Advertisers can match the look and feel of the content where their ad appears.

Match each of the following statements to its corresponding DSA benefit.

Correct Answer:

Efficiency and time saving No need to pause or create ads based on available inventory on the website, seasonality or demand.
Coverage security DSA makes sure you don’t miss any relevant queries.
Reach and performance On average, 86% of DSA traffic is incremental.
Transparency and control The Search Query report shows which queries were matched with a DSA ad.

Match each of the “Big Three” ad rank recommendations to their definition.

Correct Answer:

Landing page experience How relevant, transparent and easy to navigate the page is for users.
Expected CTR The likelihood that the ad will be clicked.
Ad relevance How closely the ad matches the intent behind a user’s search.

Match each recommended display auto-bidding strategy to its corresponding lead client.

Correct Answer:

eCPC Client has not determined a cost per conversion goal or is using a 3P bidder
tCPA Client has a cost per action goal
tROAS Client passes conversion values to Google

Match examples of app activities to the corresponding vertical.

Correct Answer:

Dating/Communication Profile completion, Specific session start or session duration, Community engagement, Add payment, and Subscription/Purchase
Retail/Classifieds Item search, Became active after inactivity, Registration/Sign-In, Wishlist, Create listing, Contacted/Called, Add to cart, Coupon redemption, Add payment, Referral, Checkout initiated, and Subscription/Purchase
Entertainment Specific session start or session duration, Became active after inactivity, Video/Audio played, Invites users/Shared app, Engagement with special content, Add payment, and Subscription/Purchase
Gaming Tutorial/Demo completion, Became active after inactivity, Invites users/Shared app, Level up/Game score, Community engagement, Level completion, Add payment, and Spend virtual currency/Purchase

Match the appropriate solution to the client’s issue when investgating internal factors in the client’s AdWords account.

Correct Answer:

Check the volume of impressions and impression share Impressions are fluctuating.
Check the average click-through rate (CTR) Ads are less visible.
Check the Change History report Advertiser has made changes that can affect their Ad Rank.

Match the client goal to the correct ad extension.

Correct Answer:

Sitelink Extension The client is interested in directing people to specific pages on their website.
Call Extension The client is focused on driving phone calls to their business.
Message Extension The client wants to easily connect with potential customers that prefer to text.
Location Extension The client operates many retail stores and wants potential customers to see the distance from their location to the stores.

Match the client’s objective to the DSA solution.

Correct Answer:

Full automation The client to run a very effective marketing campaign despite having limited resources.
Long-tail automation The client wants users to find him even on his long-tail products.
Incremental reach The client wants to make sure his ads appear for all relevant user searches.
Rapid expansion The client wants to enter new markets quickly.

Match the following autobidding strategy to the right client objective.

Correct Answer:

Maximize conversions The client wants more conversions within their budget.
Target ROAS The client is focused on revenue, and profit is their key metric.
Target CPA The client knows how much they are willing to pay for each conversion.
eCPC The client wants to get more conversions at a stable CPA without exceeding their max CPC.

Match the recommended option to tag your advertisers GDN remarketing campaigns to the Google product.

Correct Answer:

Google Analytics For clients who are already running Google Analytics.
Google AdWords For clients who are already running remarketing lists for search ads (RLSA) or want to enable remarketing only.
One Google Tag For new advertisers that want to use AdWords, DoubleClick, and/or Google Analytics.
Google Tag Manager For clients who are placing an entirely new tag on their site.

Order the four steps used to maximize an advertisers investment in RLSA.

  1. Start with an ‘All Visitors’ list and segment it to create relevant sub-segments
  2. Apply the lists to all campaigns and ad groups
  3. Adjust bids to maximize ROI
  4. Evaluate results and upsell

Correct Answer:

Put the following steps in order to describe how RLSA works.

  1. Client places an AdWords tag on their site
  2. Client defines audience list
  3. Client applies audience list to AdWords search campaign

Correct Answer:

Put the following steps in order to show how static display remarketing works.

  1. Visitor comes to your site
  2. Visitor is added to your list
  3. Visitor leaves your site
  4. Your ad shows across the GDN

Correct Answer:

  • Your ad shows across the GDN

RLSA lists should start with all site visitors. Further segments can follow the advertiser’s website structure, which usually groups visitors at various stages in the conversion cycle.

  1. True
  2. False

Correct Answer:

  • True

Since DSA is an automation solution, there’s no need to add audience lists to the campaign.

  1. True
  2. False

Correct Answer:

  • False

Sort the following ways to target a client’s website with DSA, from the largest coverage to the most narrow.

  1. All webpages
  2. Recommended categories
  3. URL contains
  4. Page feed

What are prohibited categories you should avoid pitching RLSA to?

  1. Travel
  2. All answers are correct
  3. Pharmaceuticals
  4. Auto Insurance

Correct Answer:

  • Pharmaceuticals

What are some broad revenue generators in an app?

  1. Cross-app affiliate revenue share, cash back offers, and splash ads
  2. Notification-based ads, native ads, and banner ads
  3. Paid content, paywalls, and paid features
  4. Subscriptions, Publishing ads, Hybrid model, In-app purchases, Paid apps

Correct Answer:

  • Subscriptions, Publishing ads, Hybrid model, In-app purchases, Paid apps

What are the three key benefits of RLSA?

  1. Automatically show the most relevant ad, Convert on new keywords, Cover more queries
  2. Automatically show the most relevant ad, Screen real estate, Cover more queries
  3. Bid based on audience, Import audiences from third party, Convert on new keywords
  4. Bid based on audience, Convert on new keywords, Tailor your message

Correct Answer:

  • Bid based on audience, Convert on new keywords, Tailor your message

What are the three main factors that determine ad quality?

  1. Expected clickthrough rate, ad formats, and ad relevance
  2. Expected clickthrough rate, max CPC bid, and landing page experience
  3. Expected clickthrough rate, landing page experience, and ad relevance
  4. Max CPC bid, landing page experience, and ad relevance

Correct Answer:

  • Expected clickthrough rate, landing page experience, and ad relevance

What are the three universal ad extensions that every marketer should be using to enhance their text ad?

  1. Sitelinks, callouts and structured snippets
  2. Sitelinks, callouts and call extensions
  3. Sitelinks, structured snippets and location extensions
  4. Callouts, call extensions and location extensions

Correct Answer:

  • Sitelinks, callouts and structured snippets

What can be customized with audience signals to make the acquisition of website visitors more efficient and ensure that users who are searching are re-acquired before they visit any competitor sites?

  1. Keywords
  2. All answers are correct
  3. Bids
  4. Creatives

Correct Answer:

  • All answers are correct

What does GDN’s inventory include? Select All Correct Responses

  1. Google’s owned and operated digital properties, like YouTube and Gmail
  2. AdSense
  3. Facebook
  4. The world’s largest ad exchange and app network

Correct Answer:

  • Google’s owned and operated digital properties, like YouTube and Gmail
  • AdSense
  • The world’s largest ad exchange and app network

What is automatically included in AdWords optimized lists?

  1. AdWords optimized lists automatically include all users across the tag types, including AdWords remarketing tool, GA tag, and app tracking that’s sent to Google
  2. AdWords optimized lists will update on a weekly basis based on your audience performance
  3. AdWords optimized lists automatically include all new source data added to an AdWords account
  4. Nothing is automatically included in AdWords optimized lists. It uses a manual process to set up across all tag types

Correct Answer:

  • AdWords optimized lists automatically include all users across the tag types, including AdWords remarketing tool, GA tag, and app tracking that’s sent to Google

What is dynamic remarketing?

  1. Dynamic remarketing is the ability to capture insights from users’ interactions with a website, showing a dynamic ad later on to invite them to come back and complete an action
  2. Dynamic remarketing is the ability to engage with new users with personalized, high- performance, dynamic ads
  3. Dynamic remarketing is the ability to show ads with a generic image to a customer’s past visitors as they browse sites and apps on the Display Network
  4. Dynamic remarketing allows clients to re-engage past site visitors as long as they have completed a conversion within the last 90 days

Correct Answer:

  • Dynamic remarketing is the ability to capture insights from users’ interactions with a website, showing a dynamic ad later on to invite them to come back and complete an action

What is the difference between a “Success Action” and a “Proxy Action”?

  1. The Success Action is the primary goal for your business and the Proxy Action is the secondary that helps advance a user toward the third goals
  2. The Success Action is the most valuable in-app action for your business and the Proxy Action is highly likely going to lead to your Success Action
  3. The Proxy Action is the primary goal for your business and the Success Action is the secondary that helps advance a user toward the primary goals
  4. The Proxy Action is the most valuable in-app action for your business and the Success Action is highly likely going to lead to your Proxy Action

Correct Answer:

  • The Success Action is the most valuable in-app action for your business and the Proxy Action is highly likely going to lead to your Success Action

What is the minimum list size for search required to run RLSA?

  1. 2,000
  2. 1,000
  3. 500
  4. 1,500

Correct Answer:

  • 1,000

What is the recommended range of lists to apply to ensure that management and reporting is not overly difficult?

  1. 4-5
  2. 5-10
  3. 1-3
  4. No Limit

Correct Answer:

  • 5-10

When calculating customer value, other valuable actions, such as friend referral should not be included.

  1. False
  2. True

Correct Answer:

  • False

When should a max conversions bidding strategy be pitched?

  1. When advertisers have constrained budgets and want to reach a specific CPA
  2. When advertisers have “always-on” campaigns
  3. When advertisers want to acquire as much traffic within a given budget
  4. When advertisers don’t know what their CPA target should be

Correct Answer:

  • When advertisers don’t know what their CPA target should be

Which attributes describe a good landing page experience? Select all that apply. Select All Correct Responses

  1. Relevant and original content
  2. Easy to navigate
  3. Transparent about the client’s business
  4. High amount of user traffic

Correct Answer:

  • Relevant and original content
  • Easy to navigate
  • Transparent about the client’s business

Which list size metric should be examined to see if a list can be actively used in RLSA?

  1. Size: Video
  2. Size: Search or Size: Display, whichever is smaller
  3. Size: Display
  4. Size: Search

Correct Answer:

  • Size: Search

Which of the following allows advertisers to test out new keywords or ad copy that will serve only to specific audience members?

  1. Bid optimizer
  2. Target and Bid (Targeting in the new AdWords experience)
  3. Bid Modifiers (Bid Management in the new AdWords experience)
  4. Bid Only (Observations in the new AdWords experience)

Correct Answer:

  • Target and Bid (Targeting in the new AdWords experience)

Which of the following best practices should be followed when applying target CPA to a campaign? Select All Correct Responses

  1. Have enough budget headroom for the campaign to grow
  2. Have enough impression headroom for the campaign to grow
  3. All answers are correct
  4. Set up a Target CPA that is slightly lower than your historical CPA

Correct Answer:

  • Have enough budget headroom for the campaign to grow
  • Have enough impression headroom for the campaign to grow

Which of the following is a core benefit of AdWords autobidding?

  1. Auction-time bidding
  2. User ID-based bidding
  3. Impression share-based bidding
  4. Daily budget pacing

Correct Answer:

  • Auction-time bidding

Which of the following is not considered a “Smart Bidding” strategy?

  1. These are all Smart Bidding strategies
  2. Maximize clicks
  3. eCPC
  4. Target CPA

Correct Answer:

  • Maximize clicks

Which of the following signal is currently NOT used by our algorithm to set up bids automatically?

  1. Operating system
  2. They are all used
  3. Weekday
  4. Household revenue

Correct Answer:

  • Household revenue

Which of the following statements is true?

  1. 18% of GDN inventory is text only
  2. Responsive ads are shown on YouTube and Gmail
  3. 33% of GDN ad placements can serve text ads only
  4. Responsive ads capture user interactions and provide detailed reporting in AdWords

Correct Answer:

  • Responsive ads are shown on YouTube and Gmail

Which of the following targeting options is NOT available in Gmail?

  1. Remarketing
  2. Life Events
  3. Custom Intent Audiences
  4. Consumer Patterns

Correct Answer:

  • Custom Intent Audiences

Which of the following user trends is NOT a rationale for advertisers to use DSA?

  1. 15% of daily queries are new
  2. Users consult an average of six websites before converting
  3. Relevant ad headlines draw more clicks
  4. Voice search impacts the way that users search

Correct Answer:

  • Users consult an average of six websites before converting

Which of these customers likely has the highest potential value to bid on when searching for flowers?

  1. Customer that abandoned a shopping cart yesterday
  2. New visitor to your client’s site
  3. Customer that visited a product page last week
  4. A visitor that has added products to their wish list

Correct Answer:

  • Customer that abandoned a shopping cart yesterday

Which of these statements are TRUE? Select all that apply.

  1. Machine Learning involves finding patterns in old data and utilizing models in new data
  2. Machine Learning builds systems that learn from data
  3. Machine Learning builds systems that synthesize a broad codebase
  4. Machine Learning is all about Learning from examples and observations

Correct Answer:

  • Machine Learning involves finding patterns in old data and utilizing models in new data
  • Machine Learning builds systems that learn from data
  • Machine Learning is all about Learning from examples and observations

Which option allows advertisers to use their list in an existing campaign by applying a bid adjustment to modify their remarketing list members?

  1. Bid Optimizer
  2. Bid Manager
  3. Target and bid (Targeting in the new AdWords experience)
  4. Bid Only (Observations in the new AdWords experience)

Correct Answer:

  • Bid Only (Observations in the new AdWords experience)

Which part of the search ad is not automatically generated by DSA?

  1. Destination URL
  2. Headline
  3. Description line
  4. All of these are automatically generated

Correct Answer:

  • Description line

Which policies apply when recommending RLSA? Select all that apply. Select All Correct Responses

  1. Minimum traffic policy for bid landscapes
  2. User list size privacy threshold
  3. No lists based on sensitive categories
  4. Ads cannot collect personally-identifiable information

Correct Answer:

  • User list size privacy threshold
  • No lists based on sensitive categories
  • Ads cannot collect personally-identifiable information

Which settings should be removed to optimize a remarketing campaign performance?

  1. Language settings
  2. All answers are correct
  3. Frequency caps
  4. Location settings

Correct Answer:

  • All answers are correct

Why do search ad extensions matter to clients?

  1. They guarantee a higher engagement for advertisers
  2. They increase the ad quality and drive lower conversion costs
  3. They increase engagement and influence ad quality
  4. The CPC on ad extensions is lower than on a search ad headline

Correct Answer:

  • They increase engagement and influence ad quality

Why is Target CPA the recommended choice for a remarketing bidding solution?

  1. It can save an advertiser time and potentially drive 20% more conversions at the same or lower CPA
  2. Target CPA guarantees lower conversion costs versus other Smart Bidding strategies
  3. The system will take care of the hard work by identifying the users that are more likely to convert at any day or time in order to achieve the CPA goal
  4. With tCPA, advertisers can be totally hands off and never have to optimize with the bidding solution

Correct Answer:

  • It can save an advertiser time and potentially drive 20% more conversions at the same or lower CPA

Why should an advertiser consider automated bidding? Select all that apply. Select All Correct Responses

  1. The search auction is dynamic and finding the right bid is challenging
  2. Many signals influence user behavior and intent
  3. Keyword bids directly impact performance
  4. For a set context, user likelihood to convert is fairly similar

Correct Answer:

  • The search auction is dynamic and finding the right bid is challenging
  • Many signals influence user behavior and intent
  • Keyword bids directly impact performance

With UAC, we recommend setting a CPA bid using the average CLV of a customer who completes the ‘Success Action’

  1. False
  2. True

Correct Answer:

  • True

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