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Subtle Interface Changes
Ads shown at bottom of page
your_store




msg:1138487
 1:43 am on Nov 21, 2003 (gmt 0)

Seems they just changed the Ad Group interface up a bit. Now all of your ads show up at the bottom of the screen instead of on the left.

One big addition is it now shows you what percentage each of your ads has been served. I always wondered why they didn't display this before.

I'm not so sure if I like it yet, but I guess I'll have to.

 

hobbnet




msg:1138488
 1:54 am on Nov 21, 2003 (gmt 0)

I got my ads on the top.

4crests




msg:1138489
 3:17 am on Nov 21, 2003 (gmt 0)

I'm seeing a few changes also. I'm also having troubles tonight with the Estimate function, and having troubles changing my bid.

kila_m




msg:1138490
 3:30 am on Nov 21, 2003 (gmt 0)

Personally I prefer the ads at the side.

martinibuster




msg:1138491
 4:16 am on Nov 21, 2003 (gmt 0)

One ad on top, three on the bottom. I was so used to the old-new interface...

Shak




msg:1138492
 5:40 am on Nov 21, 2003 (gmt 0)

nice

especially the % shown

I like

Shak

j_h_maccann




msg:1138493
 8:05 am on Nov 21, 2003 (gmt 0)

Also, adverts at the bottom now seem to be sorted into order by click-through rate; much better than the old "historical order" down the side.

colinirwin




msg:1138494
 8:23 am on Nov 21, 2003 (gmt 0)

Prepare for a new feature rollout.

-Auto-optimization of ads with the highest clickthrough rates per Ad Group for even better clickthrough performance.

-A redesigned and simplified user interface on the Ad Group page to save you time.

-Explanations for disapproved ads within Ad Groups and links to the appropriate section of the Editorial Guidelines to save you time and get your ads up and running again.

martinibuster




msg:1138495
 8:28 am on Nov 21, 2003 (gmt 0)

>>Auto-optimization of ads

What's that?

irish_john




msg:1138496
 2:36 pm on Nov 21, 2003 (gmt 0)

Want to confirm problem with changing bids.

When I click Edit an AD, and then I click Edit Keywords, and try and change my bid, When I press Estimate Traffic, It looses the changed bid, and goes back to my old amount.

If I change the Bid, and save it directly without estimating the traffic, it will save the change in bid.

4crests




msg:1138497
 5:29 pm on Nov 21, 2003 (gmt 0)

Irish_John...

Yup, that's my problem exactly. Glad you confirmed. I was starting to think I was doing something wrong.

AdWordsAdvisor




msg:1138498
 6:42 pm on Nov 21, 2003 (gmt 0)

irish_john, and crests - thanks for pointing this out - and confirming.

As you might imagine, our engineers are hard at work on it.

irish_john is right on the money when he says:

If I change the Bid, and save it directly without estimating the traffic, it will save the change in bid.

I'll certainly update this forum when the issue is resolved.

Thanks again.

AWA

your_store




msg:1138499
 6:57 pm on Nov 21, 2003 (gmt 0)

Sorry, should have read the posts instead of scanning.

jothelion




msg:1138500
 8:56 pm on Nov 21, 2003 (gmt 0)

also having problems changing bid prices tonight.

estimates aren't changing when you change the amount.

hits are down massively today as well could just be a friday but...

all ads showing for my adword phrases are not relevent and all old advertisers have disappeared. there are 100s of people who bid on these specific words in adwords and they are only showing 5 irrelevant ads?

any ideas anyone?

jothelion

Chernelle




msg:1138501
 11:33 pm on Nov 21, 2003 (gmt 0)

At the risk of sounding repetative I think there is definately a problem.

Lots of my keyword phrases are showing an estimated average position of zero with the Estimate Traffic Fuction but that's not the case in reality. One of these phrases gets 10% of that particular adgroups total traffic, has an average position of 1.1 with a CTR of 8.9%.

Not sure wether it's related to the new interface or not but some of my keyword phrases which were showing in 4th or 5th position before the new interface are suddenly on the second page...very bewildering.

Chernelle

AdWordsAdvisor




msg:1138502
 12:28 am on Nov 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

Hello all - Just a brief update. Engineering is still hard at work on this issue, as a priority of course.

Chernelle, when you said:

Not sure whether it's related to the new interface or not but some of my keyword phrases which were showing in 4th or 5th position before the new interface are suddenly on the second page...very bewildering.

Did you mean within the Traffic Estimator, or in the order of actual ads on the page when you searched?

Thanks to all for the updates as to what you are seeing - much appreciated.

AWA

Chernelle




msg:1138503
 4:21 am on Nov 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

AdWordsAdvisor

"Did you mean within the Traffic Estimator, or in the order of actual ads on the page when you searched?"

I mean in the order in which the impressions are actually being shown. Granted these keywords don't get a lot of impressions so it could be an anomaly, or maybe coincidence.

Ad group 1. From pos 4.7 - 8.2 ... Daily Averages
Ad group 2. From pos 6.5 - 10.0..
Ad group 3. From pos 6.0 - 8.2 ...

It's not the same across all my ad groups though but these 3 do stand out as worrying.

Chernelle

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