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Microsoft Store All Set To Introduce Ads As Early As Next Month

Leading software giant Microsoft is on a mission to introduce ads to its Store as early as next month.

The news is not too surprising to us for obvious reasons. We’ve been seeing Microsoft Advertising venture into an expansion in this field for a while now. Since the past couple of months, we saw the company release updates for the likes of Hotel Price Ads and more updates on the Store’s Ads too.

As a whole, Microsoft Advertising increased to a number of different markets, and a figure of 164 was delineated while an increase in this was expected to occur similarly with time too. As far as the figure for supported languages is concerned, it grew to 35. And every one of them was soon declared to be compatible with the nation where business dealings were being conducted.

The goal is to be free when you’re going global, a leading expert from Microsoft Advertising was seen mentioning to marketers for a presentation. The upcoming year is all about going international for Microsoft and that’s exactly what it’s doing. They have so far added 100 different markets to the list.

For now, the launch of ads on the Microsoft Store is in the beta phase. And the date to look out for in terms of the launch is January 5 of next year. As a whole, you’ll find around 1 billion active devices running on Windows and such users are downloading apps through this store for Windows.

Starting early next month, Microsoft hopes to give advertisers the signal to purchase ads from the app store’s campaigns which are taken care of by the company’s advertising platform.

The cost for each click is awfully competitive as the firm recently unveiled ads in this store. But in general, Microsoft says it is allowing markets to bring the costs down too by carrying out a test in this feature. Moreover, you’ll find conversion rates to be as great as 40%, the firm mentioned. And that again has to do with what market we’re referring to.

Some data that can be found out there entails product impressions, bids, clicks, and some benchmarks to be wary of during auctions. And then you’ve got the likes of costs per acquisition that’s also worth a glance.

Other than that, you’ll find collaborations with tracking partners of third parties but Microsoft is yet to give more details in this regard.

Today, the company’s Store Ads are getting a trial at the app store and the firm feels that keeping expectations related to making ads available in native places like Bing, MSAN, and even Widgets on Windows during the second part of next year could be beneficial.

In the same way, we’re seeing Hotel Price Ads also be highlighted for the purpose of global testing and with a general launch arising in January of next year too. While they are also searching ads, they’re great at showcasing information in real time with plenty of action that’s taken within a search experience. These arise on the Bing Search results and similarly on Bing Maps too.

The purpose of such ads is to pave the way for some more bookings while engaging and inspiring travelers out there. You can similarly use Microsoft’s Hotel Center and user interface that entails workflows having management for failure ads too.

It’s a great project in our minds and Microsoft definitely deserves so much credit for the endeavor that the company has been planning for a while now.


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