With Product Targeting being available across multiple different types of Amazon ads, the question often arises as to the differences between them.
What’s The Difference Between Sponsored Products Product Targeting And Sponsored Display Product Targeting?
The main difference between Sponsored Products Product Targeting & Sponsored Display Product Targeting is their ad placements.
Product Targeting in Sponsored Products shows ads on the Product Detail Page and also in the main search results.
Product Targeting in Sponsored Display is strictly placed on the Product Detail Page of the product you are targeting for On-Amazon placements.
Product Targeting also has bid modifier capabilities, which (as of the initial posting of this article, September 2020) Sponsored Display’s Product Targeting does not.
Should I Use Product Targeting in Sponsored Products or Sponsored Display?
Because each of these ad types has their own strengths and weaknesses, you’ll need to determine which to use based on the purpose of your ad. Are you targeting potential customers who are earlier in the decision making process, or closer to making a final purchasing decision? Knowing the “why” of your campaign will help you to determine which type of ad to use.
If you’re unsure of how to figure this out, consider downloading the free Amazon Ads Playbook Series. It contains educational content on understanding your Amazon customer’s buying psychology, then teaches you:
- which campaigns to use,
- when to use them, and
- how to build them.
The Amazon Ads Playbook series contains the actual ads my team and I have used to manage tens of millions of dollars in ad spend, and even has videos in which I walk you through each strategy.
Michael Zagare is a serial entrepreneur, a recovering physical therapist, and the founder of PPC Entourage.
Mike has an unquenchable thirst for knowledge in all things Amazon, and loves sharing that knowledge with other sellers to help them take steps towards personal and financial freedom.
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