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google adwords problem?
I feel like it's a conspiracy
ccpc




msg:1118961
 8:13 pm on May 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

Hi everyone. I am having a horrible ordeal with google and their adwords program.

I signed up a little over two weeks ago, created my ad set my keywords, got everything going.

Initially the ad was rejected because they said that the URL I provided was not resolving. This threw me for a loop because not only is the site already indexed in google, but I know for a fact that my site is accessible and has been, because I run the server it resides on and had experienced no downtime.

Finally I changed the URL to an alias. They accepted the alias which merely points to the original URL I submitted!

Now my ad is active (so they say) but I have absolutely 0 impressions and clicks for my keywords.

Its like pulling teeth trying to get a response from google, their last reply was four days ago stating that this will be forwarded to a technician.

I feel like I'm being descriminated against, like one of their other advertisers has the keywords locked down or something and they are refusing to serve my ad.

What should I do?

 

Michael Anthony




msg:1118962
 8:23 pm on May 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

Bid more! What does their traffic estimator say you'll achieve in terms of traffic and position with your current bid?

ccpc




msg:1118963
 8:38 pm on May 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

My daily budget is set at $1.00 and CPC is $.05

The budget estimator thing says OK with those settings.

I have eleven keywords.

All keywords say 0 clicks, 0 impressions and show a - for ctr, avg. cpc, cost, and avg. pos.

Shak




msg:1118964
 8:41 pm on May 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

increase your daily budget and dont pay too much attention too budget estimator

btw, are the keywords competitive? , as in more than 1 other ad on there at present?

Shak

AdWordsAdvisor




msg:1118965
 8:44 pm on May 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

Welcome to WebmasterWorld, ccpc!

Initially the ad was rejected because they said that the URL I provided was not resolving.

Most often when this message is sent out, it is simply that there is a typo in destination URL, and clicking on the ad gives a Page Not Found error message.

Now my ad is active (so they say) but I have absolutely 0 impressions and clicks for my keywords.

When you see that a Campaign or Ad Group is marked 'Active' it means only one thing: The Campaign or Ad Group is not paused or deleted. There can still be a variety of reasons for the ad not to be running, and writing to support is the best way to troubleshoot this - if the reason is not evident to you.

I feel like I'm being descriminated against, like one of their other advertisers has the keywords locked down or something and they are refusing to serve my ad.

Believe me, this is not the case. No advertisers, regardless of their size of budget, is able to 'lock down' any keyword. I assure you it is not a matter of discrimination. It is a matter of some issue with your account, most likely a very simple one, that needs to be resolved.

A few examples, off the top of my head:

* Have you set an 'End Date' that is now in the past?

* Have you set a Maximum CPC that is higher than your daily budget?

* Are your keywords ones that must be reviewed before they can show your ad, due to a potentially sensitive nature?

* Is the ad marked 'Disapproved'?

* Are there unresolved issues with other accounts that you may have set up?

In answer to your last question, I'd suggest replying to the email you received, and asking for more detail.

AWA

<edit> Fixed Typo! </edit>

[edited by: AdWordsAdvisor at 8:51 pm (utc) on May 24, 2004]

ccpc




msg:1118966
 8:50 pm on May 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

Yes there are a few other ads for the main keyword.

ccpc




msg:1118967
 9:18 pm on May 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

I see how it works now, I guess I just misunderstood the whole impressions -vs- cpc thing.

Apparently I'll need to drop at least $20.00 a day at $1.00 max cpc to get an estimated 5-10 clicks a day.

I'm contemplating if this is worth it for me or not now hehe.

Thank you very much, everyone, for all your help.

Robsp




msg:1118968
 9:27 pm on May 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

ccpc, there is a lot of room between 0.05 and 1$ per click. Just do some experimenting to find out what works for you and remember that price is not the only currency. With a good CTR on your ad you can be high up the list for less money than those around you.

hlbuss




msg:1118969
 9:34 pm on May 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

I see how it works now, I guess I just misunderstood the whole impressions -vs- cpc thing.
Apparently I'll need to drop at least $20.00 a day at $1.00 max cpc to get an estimated 5-10 clicks a day.

I'm contemplating if this is worth it for me or not now hehe.

No offense, but if this is your opinion, you're still not seeing how adwords works....

These figures may be just for your keywords...try figuring out some different ones. There is no market that has only 11 keywords that are all that expensive.

Also, as shak said above, don't pay too much attention to the budget estimator.

ccpc




msg:1118970
 1:57 am on May 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

Actually you are probably right, but its not all me.

I think they need to work out some bugs in the interface, first of all.

I went through and setup individual cpc amounts per keyword, then clicked re-estimate traffic.

It actually showed me some activity, so I thought I had something going. Then I edited one of the keywords cpc, re-estimated, and ALL that info previously displayed disappeared and I was back to having no activity for any keyword.

Then as I am trying to figure out what just happened, I re-estimate again and they send me to the friggin login page?!?!

I click back, click re-evaluate again and I didn't go back to the login page but I still had no activity, so I threw my mouse out the window and went out for a drink...

nyet




msg:1118971
 8:06 am on May 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

There is no market that has only 11 keywords that are all that expensive.

I think it is *very* possible that there are.

ogletree




msg:1118972
 8:21 am on May 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

I put together a list of 30 kw's that average around $5 a click for number one.

hlbuss




msg:1118973
 3:56 pm on May 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

I know full well that there are a lot of keywords ranging from $1.00 to $10.00 or more per click. All I'm saying is that there aren't that many products that can only be advertised with only 11 keywords at only $1.00 or more per click.

ccpc




msg:1118974
 6:56 pm on May 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

So basically, the benefits of having a number of keywords as opposed to one is the cpc "may" be lower on some keyword combinations?

I guess I am asking what is the reason for not using just 1 keyword like :

webmaster

as opposed to using something like :

webmaster this
webmaster that
webmaster the other

Michael Anthony




msg:1118975
 7:12 pm on May 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

Yep, u got it. From one of my own campaigns:-

Mortgage = loads of expensive, timewasting traffic
UK Remortgage = well targetted, affordable traffic
UK Specialist Remortgage Broker = no traffic

So the generic versions of your terms will be the most expensive and the least likely to convert!

nyet




msg:1118976
 7:17 pm on May 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

generic words / statements (in any situation) are often suspect....

; )

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