Google announced at its Google Marketing Live event that it will incorporate generative AI to enhance the relevance of search ads based on query context. This update aims to improve ad relevance in search results and increase clicks. Additionally, Google introduced a conversational experience within Google Ads to simplify campaign creation and unveiled Product Studio, a tool leveraging generative AI to enable merchants to create product imagery more efficiently.
Google has announced that it will utilize generative AI to enhance the relevance of search ads based on the context of a query. Building on last year’s automatically created assets (ACA) for search ads, which generated headlines and descriptions using content from landing pages and existing ads, Google will now incorporate generative AI to create and adapt ads more effectively. By aligning the ad content closely with the user’s query, this update aims to improve brands’ ad relevance in search results, increasing the likelihood of clicks.
The upcoming change specifically focuses on the headlines displayed alongside the initial sponsored posts in search results. Currently, these headlines are relatively standard and somewhat related to the search query. However, with generative AI, the headlines will dynamically change to better suit the user’s query, enabling brands to capture more attention and clicks on their ads.
In addition to this update, Google also introduced a new natural-language conversational experience within Google Ads. This feature aims to simplify campaign creation for search ads by leveraging Google AI. Users can provide a preferred landing page, and the AI will summarize the page and generate relevant keywords, headlines, descriptions, images, and other assets for the campaign. Users can review and edit these suggestions before deploying the campaign, allowing them to have a conversation with Google AI to seek ideas and suggestions, similar to consulting a colleague.
During the event, Google also unveiled Product Studio, a new tool that utilizes generative AI to enable merchants to create product imagery effortlessly. With Product Studio, merchants can generate product imagery for free, leveraging existing images to create new visuals without incurring the cost of additional photoshoots. For example, a skincare company could request an image of their product surrounded by peaches with tropical plants in the background to highlight a seasonal version of the product.
These developments reflect Google’s ongoing efforts to enhance advertising experiences through the application of AI and automation. By leveraging generative AI and conversational interfaces, Google aims to improve ad relevance, simplify campaign creation, and empower merchants to create compelling visuals without significant resource investments. These advancements align with Google’s broader mission to provide users and advertisers with more effective and seamless experiences across its platforms.