Google has recently launched a new ad extension called Message extension for Google AdWords. It allows advertisers to add an SMS call to action for search ads on mobile devices.
When user clicks on the ad extension in a mobile ad, their text message app is opened with a pre-written message along with a pre-defined mobile number. The user can send the message to show interest in your product/service or request for more information. This exciting new development unlocks an entirely new set of customers who prefer to use SMS to communicate with businesses.
While you can receive messages to your personal mobile number, it is practically not possible to attend to all incoming messages. At some point, you need to automate this process and give customers the information they need instantly. You can do much more with all the incoming messages using Fastsms India’s unique & useful features-
Send instant auto-replies to messages - Instantly send automatic replies to customers texting into your inbox with more information about your product/service
Add links and attachments to your replies - Easily attach images, brochures, pdfs or any other files in your SMS replies
Auto-forward messages - Forward messages to your email, URL, application or mobile number(s)
Store & manage all customer mobile numbers online - Fastsms India provides an inbox for each keyword that stores & export all your contact numbers
Send messages with your own sender name - Get a 6-character alphabetic Sender ID of your choice to enhance your brand awareness (Eg- AM-AMAZON)
In order to use an inbox auto-response, you need to make sure that you have enough SMS credits in your account. You use one credit for each auto-response under 160 characters thats sent. Purchase more credits online by clicking on the Buy button when you are logged into your account.
Send a message to your long number and check if youve received the message in your numbers dedicated inbox:
Click on Receive‘> Click on your long number > Click on View Inbox
If you have set-up keywords on your dedicated number, you can test them and verify if you have received them in respective keyword inboxes.
Log-in to your AdWords account and click on Ad extensions and select Message extensions under View: drop down
Create a new message extension by clicking on click on + EXTENSION and select the Campaign or Ad group you would like to create the extension for. Click on + New message extension to create a new message extension.
Complete the fields for the creating the new extension, adding your Fastsms India long number in the Text phone number field. You need to select the region as India and ensure that the number is correctly formatted (10 digits without spaces or special characters).