Site Explorer 2.0
How to use the Ads report
The Ads report shows you all the ads of a target website or URL in paid search results.
Here are some actionable use cases.
See the ad copy your competitors are using
See the exact ad copy your competitors are using for their paid ads. This is a great way to find inspiration for your own ad copy.
See all the keywords for each ad
Click on an ad to see all the keywords your competitors are bidding on with the same copy. They might be worth targeting in your own ads.
If you were a competitor to monday.com, these could be “task list project management”, “tool task”, “online task management tool”, “reminder app for computer” for the UK.
See all the URLs for each ad
Click on ad to see all the destination URLs your competitors are bidding on for each ad. In most cases, you’ll only see one destination page. But there are exceptions too.
For example, monday.com uses the same ad for two landing pages: one about work management and one about a comparison page.
Identify the ads that generate the most traffic
Learn from your competitor’s top ads. Sort by Traffic to uncover ads that generate the most paid traffic and track how it evolved over time on the chart.
Find keywords on a specific topic
Imagine you run a hotel in San Francisco. A potential paid search competitor might be Expedia. However, Expedia is a global company that targets searchers from virtually everywhere.
Since you’re only competing with Expedia in San Francisco, it would make sense to look for San Francisco-related keywords.
To do this, add a comma-separated list of keywords related to your main topic under Keyword filters > Keyword > Contains > Any rule (e.g., San Francisco, hotel).
This will show you the ad copy for all queries that contain "San Francisco" and "hotels."
Check out some of the articles on the Ahrefs blog to learn about Ads:
- PPC Marketing: Beginner’s Guide to Pay-Per-Click Ads
- All You Need to Know About Online Advertising (Done Simply)
- Podcast Advertising: $51,975 Spent. Here’s What We Learned