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Now that you have created your campaign, scrutinized your keywords and are through with A/B testing of your ad copy, you might be interested in knowing how your campaigns are performing. Bing Ads lets marketers customize their reports to determine what’s working and what’s not.

When you are creating your customized reports you might have a couple of things that you would wish to track or analyze. One of such trends that you would want to analyze is which device your users are primarily coming from. Tracking this information helps you accordingly make bid adjustments to the device that has higher CTR or conversion rate.

But how can you access this information? In this post we will  take you through the step-by-step process to create your device performance report.


Step 1: Go to the reports tab


Step 2: Depending on whether you wish to analyze on an AdGroup, Campaign, Keyword level etc., choose the option from the left menu.


Performance Reports


Step 3: Enter the desired details

Enter Details


Step 4: Under ‘Choose Your Columns’ choose the Device Type


Add Device Type



Step 5: Click on ‘Download’ and get going with your analysis.

Report Analysis


Now that you have the report in hand you can use it to make bid adjustments to your device type at campaign or ad group level. But how do you decide when to make the adjustments to your bidding.

You can start by comparing the Clicks/ CPC/ CPA of each device for each individual campaign. For instance, if in Campaign A, mobile has resulted in 3 conversions at a CPA of $200 and desktop has resulted in 15 conversions at $100, you might wish to alter the bidding here. Instead of excluding mobile as a targeting option and hamper whatever clicks you are receiving from it. You can simply bring the bidding down by -50% resulting in lowering your bid by 50% to amount $100. What this does is lowers the CPC while still attracting clicks and converting at a cost which is lower than the unprofitable $200.

Here are the steps to make bid adjustments to your device type:


Step 1: Go to Campaign Setting


Step 2: Go to ‘Targeting Options’, expand ‘Advanced Targeting’ and choose ‘Device’

Device Bid Adjustments


Step 3: Here make the desired bid adjustments (in this case -50% for smartphone)


If you wish to make bid adjustments to a specific Ad Group, then you can do so in the following steps:


Step 1: Go to the Ad Group to which you wish to make device bid adjustments


Step 2: Click on Settings

Ad Group Settings


Step 3: Expand ‘Targeting Options’. Click on ‘Advanced Targeting Options’ and then on ‘Device’


Step 4: Make the desired bid adjustments

Ad Group Device Bid Settings



Having successfully made bid adjustments, you can re-review the device performance with the help of the performance report and determine the next steps.


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