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anyone having this problem?

 2:03 am on May 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

Problem 1: When I look at my stats for the 4 orders under one campaign, I have 7 impressions and 0 clicks. When I run a report, I have some 30 impressions and 1 click.

Problem 2: The one click above cost me $1.71. However, my max bid is $0.75 on all ads.

Any explanation would be appreciated.



 1:40 pm on May 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

Oh you can't rely on any data you see at the current time. Anyone else noticing that when you enter a new keyword the suggested max CPC is outrageously high?

Seriously they are suggesting like $30 as my max bid for terms that are $6 in the #1 spot on Google. So according to their estimates, their prices are 5 times more expensive than Google - if that's the case I'm kind of glad that it's so hard to add terms and 2) that my ads are rarely live.

Bottom line - Make sure you change your Max bids to a realistic amount...the default Max cpc prices are ridiculous.


 3:02 pm on May 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

I can't even get my report. This AdCenter is a real piece of work. I might have to get rid of it like so many others.


 11:13 pm on May 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

What was MSN thinking? Oh I know - $$$$.


 1:01 am on May 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

I would like to simply establish my CPC at a reasonable cost ... the MSN ad Center says $14 per click, for keywords that cost me less than a $1 on google, or OV, but so far I have found no way to do it. This system is so involved, so complicated; more complex than Google's or at first glance, certainly more expensive. Either way they loose. I think a bunch of geeks wrote it, and never figured the user experience into it.

In so many words, when I have cash in one hand to offer them and a need in the other hand, I get a system that won't accept my cash without meeting their needs, not mine.

I got about 10 different emails with 10 different ways to sign up, start it, etc. What a mess. When I finally signed up, I could not understand their system. At least I can understand Googles and OVs.


 1:36 pm on May 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

That $14 per click is a goof. You can set your pricing anywhere you like.


 1:58 pm on May 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

"That $14 per click is a goof. You can set your pricing anywhere you like."

Yes, but prices in my industry are almost as high as Google - for me it's not a cheaper alternative.

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