A user profile consists of the cumulative characteristics of your target audience. In the profile, you can combine different conditions, such as user interests, income level, family status, and visits to specified locations. By serving ads based on characteristics, you can avoid spending your ad budget on non-targeted impressions.
Crypta technology lets you precisely target your audience. It analyzes user behavior on the internet and determines what particular group they belong to. To do this, Crypta technology tracks the behavior of typical representatives of that group. For example, it looks at what words they use in their queries, what sites they visit, and what time of the day they use the internet.
During the ad selection process, characteristics entered in the profile are combined (using the “AND” operator). The more characteristics you add to a profile, the lower your audience coverage.
- Socio-demographic profiles
Enter the gender, age, and income of users you want to serve your ads to. For example, you can serve your ad for a new housing complex to users 25 and older with an above-average income. Keep in mind that targeting narrow groups of users will lessen your campaign's reach.
Socio-demographic profiles of users are constructed based on their behavior on the internet. For example, you can determine a user's gender and age if the user entered them in Yandex.Passport or if their behavior is similar to that of users of a particular age or gender.
If you have a working site, we recommend using data from the “Demographics report group” in Yandex.Metrica.
Select the marital status, number of children, and profession of the users that you want to serve your ads to. For example, you can serve your ads for new construction projects to families expecting a baby.
Data about one's marital status and profession is based on their behavior on the internet. For example, if a user searches for infant formula and orders taxis with car seats, you can assume that they have a small child. A user's profession is determined based on what professional sites they visit: for example, resources about advertising or programming.
- Behavioral indicators
- Behavioral indicators reflect users' characteristics and preferences. You can specify how often they watch TV or use the internet, what devices they have, and what kind of car they drive. For example, ads for a new model of TV can be served to users who watch TV a lot or who have a Smart TV. Within one category, behavioral features can be combined using “OR”, or “AND” can be used to combine different categories.Note. Be careful not to confuse behavioral indicators with interests. For example, a user whose interests include Autos searches for information about cars or reads feature articles, whereas a user with the Motorists indicator has a car.
Indicators are determined by user behavior on the internet. For example, we assume that a user drives a car if they have created driving routes in Yandex.Maps or have Yandex.Navigator installed on their device.
Indicate what interests the users that you want to see your ads have. Interests are determined based on visited sites and the topics of search queries. You can't join more than three interest sets using the “AND” operator in your profile. You can't join more than 10 interests using the “OR” operator in the same set.
For example, let's say your daycare ads target moms who want to return to work and need someone to watch their kids. If you select both data types in the same set, your ads will either be served to people who are looking for work, or people who are looking for a nanny. To serve your ads to people who are looking for work and a nanny simultaneously, enter two interest sets. In the first set, select “Nanny” as your interest, and in the second set — “Search for work”.
For each set, you must enter the type of interests: long-term (if they have demonstrated continuous interest), short-term (if they have been interested in it for a few days), or both. Short-term interests are updated in real time, whereas long-term ones are updated once daily.
You can connect with users with different interests using different ads and set different CPMs for each of them. For example, some users may be consistently interested in traveling, whereas others only started searching for their vacation destination a few days ago. You can let avid travelers know that you're selling plane tickets to less frequented locations and tell people who are ready to buy tickets now about a sale that's underway. Create two campaigns and target users with different data types.
Keep in mind that general interests are broader than the combined nested interests in that grouping. For example, “Music” unites not only those who are interested in musical instruments and concerts, but also those who use online services to listen to music.
- Yandex.Metrica and Yandex.Audience data
You can segment the audience in detail by selecting users based on your key parameters. For example, you can target ads at people who put something in their shopping cart on your site, customers from your CRM, visitors of the locations you have set, or people who've already seen your display ad. To describe your target group of users, configure goals and segments in Yandex.Metrica and Yandex.Audience.
Enter goals or segments in Yandex.Metrica. Goals relate to the behavior of a specific user on your site. For example, a goal might be for a user to add a discounted product to their shopping cart or start a new order. Segments describe characteristics of a user during a specific session. For example, they describe how the user got to the site (from a social network, from Yandex search), what device they used to view the site (a mobile phone, desktop), and their gender and age.
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Generate the segment you need in Yandex.Audience. For example, you can select:
- Customers whose data is in your CRM.
- Users of your mobile app.
- People who regularly visit your selected locations or are there right now.
- Users similar to your customers based on their online behavior.
- More about Yandex.Audience.
You can join one or more rules using the “AND” operator (but not more than 50). A set of rules can include Yandex.Metrica goals/segments, Yandex.Audience segments, or a combination of the two (maximum of 250). Keep in mind that the more rules you set, the lower your audience coverage.
The system lets you specify the extent to which rules are fulfilled: All fulfilled, At least one fulfilled, or None fulfilled. Criteria containing only the None fulfilled rule sets cannot be used for targeting, but can be used for bid adjustments.
For each Yandex.Metrica goal, set a period between 1 and 540 days. Ads will be served over that period to an audience that fulfills the criteria you specified. Yandex.Metrica segments are automatically updated on a regular basis, so they contain current user data.
For example, you can serve ads for discounts to regular customers who have not made a purchase on your site in the last 30 days.
Yandex.Metrica and Yandex.Audience data will factor into the ad-selection process along with the rest of the user profile characteristics (using the “AND” operator).
Average price forecast
If you have selected automatic display strategy, go to the strategy settings once you have saved the ad group. The system will take into account the size of creatives and user profile settings, and offer an updated recommendation for the average price in order to enable efficient budget spending over the period.
Look at the color scale while setting the price: a bid in the greens will increase your reach, while a bid in the yellows or reds will maintain your reach at the competitors level or lower. You can see how the recommended price changes depending on the intended coverage: wide or narrow.
- Yandex.Audience segment based on geolocation data with the Audience: current location criteria (for more information about segments, read the Yandex.Audience Help).
- Yandex.Audience segment that was created less than 6 hours ago or more than two weeks ago and was not used in Yandex.Direct.
- Yandex.Metrica goals and segments.