I appreciate the comments that you've made.
So far the program is pretty simple, really. It counts characters as you type and shows how many you've used and how many are left to use in that particular line. This feature is what got me started building the app for my own use in the first place. I guess I just had trouble counting to 25 (35? give me a break!) as I was typing.
Seriously, I wanted to be able to focus on the content of the text I was creating (not concentrate on counting as I was typing) and be able to know the character count at any given moment. The software also displays what the ad will look like as you type, pretty much what google used to do.
The other features include being able to save all of your ads, with coding to show which Campaign and Ad Group they belong to. You can display by Campaign or just in the order they were created. There is also a "notes" field for each ad.
When you're actually using the software to post your ad to google, you cut and paste from the different lines in the ad you've created in the software. While working with google, the software stays "on top" meaning it stays visible even when you're typing something into google.
Right now I'm working on adding the ability to store keywords. I currently let you display keywords sorted to each Ad Group. Keywords that heve been deleted from the campaign are saved but marked as deleted. What other info does everyone think should be stored with respect to keywords? I don't want to develop this into a statistical app where CTR is recorded daily or where ROI is calculated but I am thinking that maybe storing 2 or 3 CTR figures for each keyword might be appropriate. Any suggestions?
[edited by: skibum at 3:36 am (utc) on June 6, 2004]
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