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Yesterday we began our discussion of dynamic text options when setting up pay-per-click ads to run on MSN, focusing mostly on the option to dynamically add the keyword into the title or ad copy. If you recall, there are four dynamic variables you can use in your ads:

Insert Keyword Destination URL {param1}
Insert Dynamic Text {param2}
Insert Dynamic Text {param3}
Insert {keyword}

Today we’re going to continue our discussion of MSN’s dynamic text options by looking primarily at the Insert Dynamic Text option. The two available dynamic text variables can be set for each individual keyword when setting up keywords for an ad. After adding keywords to the keywords list, you will see two links directy above the list: Match Options and Dynamic Text. Match options, obviously, are the match options for the keywords that determine how strictly a search must match your keywords before triggering your ads. We’ll look at that another time. The Dynamic Text option lets you set dynamic text variables for each keyword.

Clicking the Dynamic Text link gives you three options to set for each keyword: Show Keyword Destination URL, which lets you set a separate URL for each keyword; and Show Dynamic Text {param2} and Show Dynamic Text {param3}, which let you set two dynamic variables for each keyword. Your ads can then be written in such a way that the dynamic variables you set for each keyword will appear in the ad.

To have your dynamic variables appear in your ad, on the screen to add or edit your ads, place your cursor where you want the variable to appear, and click the Dynamic text link beneath the text boxes for the ad title or ad text. Then select Insert dynamic text {param2} or Insert dynamic text {param3}, depending on which variable you want to insert at that particular location.

Now when the ad appears in search results, it will display with the dynamic text you set up for the keyword that triggered the ad. This is a fantastic way to personalize your ads while cutting down on the number of separate ads you have to write.

If you wanna get really fancy, you could place one of the dynamic variables into the URL (or use the Keyword Destination URL variable) to send a keyword parameter to the destination URL. Your destination page could then take the parameter and dynamically place it into the text of your page. This would create a tightly coupled ad and destination, which should help improve conversion rates.

For help using running MSN ads to promote your web site, contact Work Media at 888-299-4837 or email Info@WorkMedia.net.