Since yesterday morning, I started getting account deactivation notices. When the first one came, I checked my stats. No impression, no click-through. For the day before, the CTR is pretty okay. That was early in morning, so I thought stat update might be delayed. I paid the $5 fine and restored the account. For the most of day, it showed 0 impression. Got another alert in the afternoon. Checked stat shows 3 impressions.
Again this morning got another alert. Checked stat. Yesterday's stat was finally updated. total impression is way too low compared to other days. But the CTR is 1.6%. This is not below the minimum. Today's stat - 0. Got another alert 45 mins ago. STAT? 0. This is the 3rd one after the fine. So? I have to pay fine again.
At this point, what am I supposed to do? I have no stat. I do not know which keywords are doing bad. I already deleted a bunch of keywords since yesterday.
I have no clue what had happened suddenly. These ads are running for months with exception of 2 adgroups. These 2 are running since 2-3 weeks. These have pretty good average CTR.
I have sent 3 emails to Google since yesterday. No reply. Great customer service. No even an automated reply.
Another issue is I do not know which adgroup(s) is/are causing this low CTR problem unless they update the stat on regular basis. Interesting thing is today's (2/1) stat is still zero and yesterday's (1/31) stat is still getting updated. It almost doubled since I posted this message. But no change for 2/1 stat.
Finally got a reply from Google customer service. They have credited all these fines I paid.
Here is a clip from the email: "We apologize for the inconvenience of the reporting delays. Our engineers are diligently working toward resolving the issue quickly."
The email came at 2:2AM EST. I got another alert at 7AM this morning. Customer service email suggested to remove all single words and mentioned minimum CTR is at least 0.5%. I removed ALL single words for 2 new adgroups I added in the last few weeks. I'll wait and see what happens.