Earlier this year, we shared Facebook’s decision to remove net worth and income level targeting from targeting options in the Business Manager for Advertisers. This removal of audiences that utilized third-party data, along with many other changes, was part of Facebook’s response to privacy concerns raised over recent years. However, the social media platform has now provided a new way to utilize income level targeting once again.
Targeting by household income (HHI) is a staple when working with programmatic & display companies. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to add in similar HHI targeting in Google AdWords? Oh wait, you can! Although a somewhat hidden option within the interface, it only takes a few additional steps to set up. By doing so, you can get some incredible insight into how wealthy the users interacting with your ads are. Taking it a step further, you can use that data to optimize your campaigns (both search and display).