What is Exact match Keywords?

With exact match, your ads can appear only when someone searches for your exact keyword, without any other terms in the search. We’ll also show your ad when someone searches for close variations of that specific keyword.

Unlike phrase match, if someone searches for additional words before or after your exact keyword, your ad won’t show. Using exact match means that your keywords are targeted more precisely than broad match or phrase match.

To use an exact match keyword, simply surround the entire keyword with brackets. For example, [women’s hats].



Exact match keyword Ads may show on searches for Ads won’t show on searches for
[women’s hats] women’s hats
woman’s hats
buy women’s hats
women’s hats on sale