Since early this morning adcenter traffic has disappeared - I went to [adcenter.search.msn.com...] and did some test searches to see if my ads were showing and not only are my ads not showing but I'm not seeing any paid results. Some of the super competitive terms are showing 2 or 3 paid results but everything else (even quite competitive) phrases are producing ZERO paid results. Is it just me or are others seeing this today as well - hope they go back up fast!
Yeah, no ads showing. I can't find any listings for ANY keywords on MSN or adcenter.search.msn.com - not even backfilled ads from Overture. I spoke to a rep and she was clueless. Clearly, this is still very much in beta and they are making some software changes. Hopefully, the traffic will resume shortly.
MSN's hourly reporting for yesterday confirms for me that they were completely down until sometime after 12 noon PST, with the exception of some early ~12 AM impressions and clicks. It seems like they were basically offline for about 12 hours exactly. Nothing on their blog about it, and the rep I talked to yesterday had no info about this problem.
we did have an intermittent outage in delivery on 3/08 between 12am and 8pm PST. we fixed this around 8pm on 3/08. i'm sorry about this inconvenience. the fix we implemented should prevent this problem from happening again.
you'll still be able to see reporting for 3/08, but of course due to the outage, you'll see fewer impressions and clicks than usual.
if you're still seeing any issues that seem related to this, or any issues in general, please let me know.