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Top Mistakes You are Making with Amazon Sponsored Ads

Amazon Advertising is essential for various types of businesses today. It is unlike Interruption marketing, where pop-ups interrupt your search results. The Amazon ads displayed on your screen are the ones that are most relevant to your search results. On Amazon, users click on the thing that they want to purchase.

They are new targeting options like access to display ads, reports, and data points. It has also reduced the ad spots on the Amazon search engine results page (SERP) with more ad space, editorial recommendations, and articles. All these changes have significantly boosted sales on Amazon for Indian sellers.

Sponsored product ads are the most popular advertising campaigns on Amazon. However, many mistakes committed by advertisers Amazon ad mistakes do not lead to return on investment.

Let’s look at a few common mistakes that most advertisers make and must be avoided while advertising on Amazon:

  • Poor keyword selection: Advertisers should target those keywords that are most relevant to their product. Keyword stuffing will not generate leads but instead, lead to low sales and a higher ACoS. Misleading Amazon with incorrect data can also lead to permanent blacklisting of your products. Hence, choose the right keywords to sell on Amazon and get higher sales.

Amazon's advertising platform has a feature called the 'Negative Keywords.' It helps filter out keywords that you do not want your Amazon ads to display. Use this feature to gain a competitive advantage and reduce your ad cost.

  • Poor ACoS goal: When carrying out Pay Per Click (PPC) operations, it is essential to have a clear; aim in mind. Calculate all the risks associated with the ad campaign. An advertiser should always know the maximum ad cost per sale (ACoS) that they will; accept for an ad campaign. The two only aims an advertiser should focus on is maximising sales and profits. Achieve a breakeven ACoS when maximising sales and then move on to maximising profits by targeting the high-ranking keywords.

  • Neglecting to monitor campaigns: When running an ad campaign for amazon products, you must constantly monitor the campaigns. Often, the campaigns; do not yield results at the start. Monitoring will help identify the loopholes and make micro-changes. You should monitor the key metrics like CPC, CR, and ACoS.

Bidding for keywords will depend on the metrics and performance data. If you neglect the need to monitor the campaigns, there is a risk of campaign failure.

  • Lack of conversion rate analysis: How is a conversion rate related to Amazon-sponsored products? Conversion rates help determine if the bidding keyword is benefiting you or not. A minimum 3% conversion rate is excellent. Analysis of conversion rates is essential, as they form part of the A9 Amazon Ranking Algorithm and listing optimisation.

  • Not structuring your ad campaigns and their over-use: Incorporating different products of a particular brand; in one campaign stops you from achieving the ideal ACoS and CR. Use specific ad campaigns for your product. Space out the keyword that is most relevant to your product.

Dependency and over-using of an automatic campaign will not yield results. Automatic campaigns help gather data and potential keywords that you can use in manual campaigns. An effective balance between automatic and manual campaigns will lead to the success of your ad campaigns.

  • Eliminating the importance of headline and copy: A well-written headline and product copy are essential; for the success of your amazon product. For your product to be an Amazon bestseller, make your headline and copy engaging. It will help convert your leads into buyers. The headline should accord to the product ranking algorithm.

  • Not breaking out branded search: Separate branded and non-branded keywords into different campaigns. This separation will help you quickly adjust your ad budget and spends. Transparency and ads scalability generate more leads. This will also remove the use of too many keywords for the Amazon sale items.

  • Not taking advantage of Amazon resources: Amazon provides advertisers with several resources that help their products reach the best-selling products on Amazon list. Using these resources can help advertisers convert their listings. Case studies, research articles provide you with guidance. FBA by Amazon is also a valuable resource to monitor sales and deliveries.

  • Ignoring Reports: A common mistake advertiser’s make when selling on Amazon is ignoring reports. Ignorance of term reports will increase ad spend. Term reports highlight the performing keywords and in testing too. Data stored on Seller Central is also important. Make use of different data for different ads. It helps increase the conversion rate and maximise the advertising space. Make a group of the top-performing keywords and avoid this mistake.

Key takeaways would be:

  • Your keyword selection determines how solid or low your Amazon Advertising Strategy is.

  • Not having an ACoS goal is not worth the risk.

  • Keyword stuffing will not generate higher sales.

  • It is important to change your headline and product copy from time to time for your ad campaign’s maximum benefits.

  • Monitor key metrics to gain better results.

  • Use a unique set of keywords for different ad campaigns.

  • Use the negative keyword feature to minimise ad spends.

  • Do not enter a niche that is already over-saturated with well-established brands.

You can achieve the goal of the Amazon sponsored ads campaign only by avoiding the adobe mistakes. With Amazon sponsored ads, sellers can reach customers worldwide. They can also increase product traceability and lead to quicker sales. Hiring a team of Amazon Ad Experts is essential for a company looking to make the most out of its ad campaigns and avoid these mistakes.


To summarise, Amazon is an excellent platform for Indian sellers looking to sell their products. Advertising your products on Amazon is optional, but; for most products, it is an essential component of the product launch. You need to understand how organic and paid searches work.

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