Microsoft Advertising is the underdog in the SEM game, and that's a good thing for advertisers. About 70 million additional searchers are accessible on Microsoft's Bing, MSN, and AOL that are not on Google Search. You can only advertise to these other searchers through Microsoft.
It's like Google, but it's not the same
Microsoft Ads has the same concept as Google Search Ads. Both are PPC ad platforms geared to target inbound customers. The fundamental difference is that they are different platforms with different audiences.
Microsoft owns Bing, Yahoo, and AOL. Unlike Google, it's very transparent about where your ads can be displayed when including partners.
Yahoo and MSN each have a sizeable financial reporting base, and you'll see higher CTRs for financial services and products on Bing. Microsoft's products also offer more shopping and financial news resources.
In addition to increased visibility when paired with a Google Search Campaign, Microsoft will help reach a highly educated audience. Bing search users also tend to be older (from 35 to 55 years old), with 3/4 over 35.
Don't ignore Microsoft. We offer Microsoft Ads as a complement to an existing campaign on either Facebook or Google. Campaign sizes and volumes are substantially smaller, but the rates are great. The total cost per result is also excellent for suitable businesses.