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      Increase in the number of conversions for proctology direction

      Author: Maryna Pylaeva
      Context specialist
      Head of PPC specialists

      The Client

      Medical center "Klinika Dobrogo Doktora", which is located in a residential area of ​​Kyiv. Services provided:

      Client Target audience:

      Work period:

      Our task:

      A task for the first stage of cooperation was to ensure patients' regular appointments with proctologists.


      At the time of the cooperation started, the client had already conducted advertising campaigns on Google to promote the direction of proctology and the campaigns were set up at a fairly good level. But it still did not give the desired result.

      From 11.01. 202 to 10.06.2021 53.5 conversions were received.

      Optimization and tuning in the first period.

      After an audit of the advertising account, we came to the conclusion that the low efficiency of the chosen strategy for obtaining the maximum number of conversions was associated with several factors:

      It was decided to divide all the “Proctology” direction services into two ECs by marginality:

      Also, launch ads for branded and general queries to increase visits to the medical center.

      For promotion, the “Target Impression Share” strategy was chosen, the choice of which was not the most obvious at first glance.

      From Google Ads help we know:

      “Target Impression Share can be useful for campaigns with brand terms. For example, let’s say you want your ad to show 100% of the time when a user searches for your brand. You can set the Target Impression Share to 100% and the system will then try to show your ad on 100% of auctions in that campaign. This bid strategy can also be useful in raising awareness of your brand.”

      It may seem that this strategy does not fit the client's goals at all. Still, in this particular case, the strategy had a number of advantages:

      During the first month of work, 29 conversions were received in the direction of proctology and 24 conversions for brand queries.

      After two months of testing and optimizing the operation_procedure average cost per conversion for the surgery advertising campaign was still too high (UAH 1,552.09), so it was decided to suspend it.

      An important step in working with the client was to determine the subtleties and features of interactions with target audience for this taboo to discuss in Ukraine topic. Monitoring of medical forums and websites was carried out. The key point was the discovery that potential patients are not in a hurry to see a proctologist for an appointment and may put off visiting for years. Consequently, the sales funnel here is much longer in comparison, for example, with therapy or dentistry. Therefore, it is necessary to interact with a potential client at different stages of decision-making.

      To this purpose, advertising campaigns were launched on the display network.

      Targeting for remarketing audiences in Google ads in medical topics is limited. So, we gathered audiences on purpose (based on analysis of search queries and competing sites), as well as the audience of visitors prone to proctological complications (such as pregnancy).

      Ads on the Display Network had a good increase in traffic and conversions, but over time the effectiveness of Ads has declined due to Google's restrictions on advertising for medical services and the constant rejection of individual ads.

      In the following periods of maintenance and optimization, the launch of the following advertising campaigns was tested::

      During each maintenance period, regular optimization tasks were carried out:

      Google Ads promotion results:

      Period Clicks Impressions Avg. CPC Costs Conversions Cost/conv.
      11.08.2021 - 10.01.2022

      10 156

      690 786

      5,54 hrn.

      56 224,75 hrn.


      395,11 hrn.

      11.01. 2021 - 10.06.2021

      1 232

      24 273

      16,89 hrn.

      20 804,22 hrn.


      388,86 hrn.

      Also, for the period of work from 11.08.2021 to 10.01.2022, the number of visitors to the proctology landing page by 419.87%. The decrease in the conversion rate is due to the launch of advertising campaigns in the Display Network.

      Due to war in Ukraine, work on the project has been suspended.

      Advertising in social networks

      In order to interact with potential customers at all stages of decision-making, as well as to involve new audiences of users, it was decided to launch advertising campaigns on social networks (Meta).

      When setting up targeted advertising for the direction of proctology, three target audiences were tested. As It is impossible to target the interests of medical topics, we chose the following types of activities most prone to proctological complications:

      As a result of testing, the “Sedentary Lifestyle” audience worked the best.

      Social networks (Meta) do not have a ban on the promotion of medical topics, however, there are many restrictions to protect the users’ privacy. For this reason, creatives and ads should be as neutral as possible to avoid account bans.

      Advertising campaigns were set up:

      The goal “sending messages to the messenger” showed good performance: in 2 months, 80 requests were received at an average price of $7.

      But at the initial stage, almost all appeals did not transform into patients of the clinic. The communications of clinic managers-visitors in the messenger were analyzed and the following importsint features were identiified:

      Recommendations were given:


      As a result of working with the Google Ads account, the following results were achieved:

      As a result of promotion in social networks Meta for 2 months of work, the following was received:

      Medical topics in general require caution in promotion due to many restrictions. In the proctology direction, distrust and inconvenience of patients to consult a doctor are added to this, which significantly lengthens the time for making a decision. Therefore, it is important:

      Google Ads tools used in the project:

      Types of advertising campaigns:

      Bid Strategies:

      Meta tools used in the project:

      Types of advertising campaigns:

      Project participants:

      Project managers: Yulia Myrna, Oleksandra Nesina

      PPC-specialists: Oleksandr Shylin, Maryna Pylaeva

      Head of contextual advertising department: Halyna Lyman