In order to create a new campaign click on Create campaign button on any dashboard or on the plus button on any dashboard.

If you click on the Plus Sign select Create Campaign there

It will lead you to campaign creation page.

Campaign Settings

On this page the first step is to select the App to Promote. Start typing and the system will start automatically showing results. Simply click on the one you will promote to select it.

Once you’ve select the app, you will see the storefronts. Select a Storefront by clicking on it.

Next - select the Ad Account


Remember that Ad Account is Campaign Group in your ASA. If you can’t find the respective Ad Account at this step contact us (if means your SAHQ account doesn’t have the respective certificate for this Campaign Group).

Specify the Name of the Campaign, Budget and Daily Cap.

Budget is the amount to spend on a campaign. This amount can be adjusted at any time, however keep in mind that you won’t be able to lower the budget after campaign creation. In order to control the budget it is recommended to use maximum daily spend.

Daily Cap is the most you are willing to spend per day on your campaign. Once the daily cap is reached your ads will stop appearing for that day. The next day they will start showing again if the budget is not exceeded. Important: it is possible that the spend slightly exceeds the daily cap, however you won’t ever be charged above the campaign budget you set.

Ad Group Settings

Next - create Ad Group.

Remember that Ad Group is target group within your campaign. Name the Ad Groups respectively.

Once you’ve specified the name select devices. You can show your ads to users on any device or specify iPhone / iPad. We recommend to have seperate groups for devices as the performance will be different for them.

Next, select Ads Schedule (similar to ASA). Specify the start date and time, end time (if needed) and dayparting if you need a specific schedule for your ads.

Next, specify the Default Max Bid.

Default Max Bid is the maximum amount you are willing to pay per tap on your ad. This will apply to keywords you add to this particular ad group. If there is no individual keyword bid for a certain keyword in the group the default maximum bid will be applied.

In order to calculate it, define the worth of one average customer. Then think how much you can afford to spend to acquire this customer. Think about the average conversion rate (what is the percent of people who download the app from the amount of people who tapped on it?).

Next, define CPA goal (if you already know it).

Automated Bidding

You can toggle Automated Bidding on or of. Before you do please read more about it in other articles in Help Center. The Automated Bidding feature allows the system to control the bids based on CPG without human interaction. In the case below, for example, we leave it off because we want to analyze the keywords and bids before we define a good CPG, so we still need to collect more data.


Select customer type, gender and age range. Mind that different Storefronts have different minimum allowed age to show the ads.

Search Match

Search Match uses multiple resources to automatically match your ad to the relevant searches on the App Store, including the metadata from your App Store listing, information about similar apps in your genre and other search data.

Tip: Keeping this in mind, optimize your metadata and images. Search Ads prioritizes relevance when determining which ad to show so it is crucial to work on the app name, images, description and keywords to make sure they are highly relevant and appealing to your audience.

Toggle Search Match on if this is Discovery Campaign. Read more about the correct structure of your account to make sure you’re making the most of your campaigns and ad groups.

Click Save changes.

Now if we go to our Prisma App we will see the new Campaign on the dashboard.

Creating campaigns is nice, but nobody wants to do that multiple times, right? That’s why in SearchAdsHQ you can duplicate Campaigns and Ad Groups.

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