Google Announces Sunset Of Similar Audiences


The continued concentrate on client privateness has resulted in one other Google Adverts replace, impacting comparable audiences concentrating on.

This week, Google Adverts Liaison Ginny Marvin confirmed that Google will section out comparable audiences concentrating on in 2023.

Learn on to grasp the influence and how you can put together for this variation.

No New Comparable Viewers Segments Out there Beginning Could 2023

If you’re at present utilizing comparable audiences in your campaigns and advert teams, there received’t be a change to them.

When you can nonetheless use current comparable viewers segments till August 2023, you possibly can’t add new comparable viewers segments to campaigns and teams.

Google provides a timeline of transitioning similar audiences in Google AdsPicture credit score:, November 2022

Comparable Audiences To Be Utterly Eliminated In August 2023

The second section of sunsetting comparable audiences will occur in August 2023.

Google will take away any current comparable viewers segments from all advert teams and campaigns.

Don’t panic although – advertisers nonetheless have entry to historic reporting for these segments if wanted.

Why The Change?

Google states that this viewers change is a results of the next:

It is a change from Google’s unique stance again in 2021.

After initially asserting they might not present a substitute for third-party cookies, assertive suggestions from advertisers helped change the panorama.

Google realized the significance of some type of person concentrating on is required for advertisers to successfully market services.

With out an alternate, advertisers would have probably moved away from Google, considerably impacting Google’s promoting income.

Speaking about comparable audiences particularly, the change will transition comparable audiences to a extra automated concentrating on resolution.

Ginny Marvin gave extra context to the same viewers transition on this Twitter thread:

With this variation, Google supplied advertisers a preparation information primarily based on marketing campaign kind:

Search and Common Buying Campaigns

How to prepare search and shopping campaigns for similar audience transition.Picture credit score:, November 2022

Show, Discovery, and Video motion campaigns

How to prepare Display and Discovery campaigns for similar audience transition.Picture credit score:, November 2022.

Video consciousness campaigns

How to prepare video awareness campaigns for similar audience transition.Picture credit score:, November 2022.

How A lot Does This Impression Advertisers?

Whereas it could appear to be comparable audiences are solely going away, that’s not precisely the case.

Fellow PPCers on Twitter had been fast to chime in, asking for extra readability on how (and if) Google will merge comparable audiences with different  concentrating on choices:

Discussion around Similar Audience transition in Google Ads on TwitterScreenshot:, November 2022


So, whereas comparable viewers concentrating on might not be out there as a standalone possibility, different, extra automated concentrating on and bidding options use comparable indicators, eliminating the necessity for the same viewers function.

Marvin confirmed that Sensible Bidding already considers these indicators:

  • Current added viewers lists
  • Indicators from first-party buyer match lists to achieve current and new prospects.s


Will this comparable audiences transition make a big influence on current campaigns?

As of proper now, probably not. However it’s good for advertisers to grasp what’s altering, why, and what options are coming.

The Google assist information is an effective way to grasp higher every marketing campaign kind’s complexities and how you can put together totally different marketing campaign varieties for this 2023 transition.

Supply: Google

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