TikTok is one of the leading social platforms for user engagement, and they’re finding a way to take that even further by allowing it to work as if it were a search engine. A new search ads toggle became available at the beginning of September, providing ease of use as well as discoverability for advertisers.
How does the search toggle work? It begins when a user clicks the search button at the top of the “For You” feed. From there, they type in the search query (what they are hoping to find), which then brings a series of search results. An advertiser’s ad will appear among those search results.
The new search toggle uses the in-feed creative that advertisers are already running on the platform, serving users those ads when they search for something said ad may be relevant to. The simplicity of the offering – toggling the search capability on or off – make it an easy addition to the platform.
TikTok’s internal data shows that 70% of ad groups with the search ads toggle “on” experience a less expensive cost per action (CPA), due to more efficient conversions from the search ad placement. It’s a significant development for the platform and its advertising ecosystem, providing a new way to reach potential consumers.
Whether through paid or organic placement, TikTok is a great way to get your message seen by an engaged audience. We’d be happy to help you identify the best way to leverage TikTok or any other social media platform!
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