Tablets are becoming a popular device with engaged, tech-savvy consumers. According to estimation more than 165 million tablets are expected to ship over the next two years. Google today announced "to give you greater control over your AdWords ads, we're changing the way you can target tablet devices."
"In the next couple of weeks, the "Networks and Devices" section of your Settings tab within your AdWords account will include a new targeting option titled "Tablets with full browsers." While you've been able to specifically target Apple iPad devices in the past, the new capability will enable you to easily target your ads to the entire tablet device category. In addition, you'll be able to select more precisely the types of devices and operating systems on which your AdWords ads will show," informed Google.
"Once this capability is available in your account, your ads will automatically start running on tablet devices and no further action will be necessary on your part. If your campaigns were specifically targeting Apple iPad devices, you may notice an increase in impressions and costs as we include more tablets in our ad serving options. If you don't want your ads to appear on tablet devices, you'll be able to specify this preference in your device targeting settings by following these step-by-step instructions."
"For now, only standard text and image ads can be shown on tablet devices. So please make sure your landing page renders properly on tablet devices, as our system will automatically limit your ads from running on tablet devices if we detect that users will be led to a landing page containing a significant amount of Flash or other content that'll not render properly," added Google.
To learn more, please visit this Help Center article.
[Source: Inside AdWords]