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Are you currently as happy with Adwords as you were last year?
bostonseo



 
Msg#: 8087 posted 6:40 pm on May 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

Simple yes or no question:

Are you as happy with Adwords as you were last year?

 

DamonHD

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Msg#: 8087 posted 6:46 pm on May 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

Yes

TerriGW

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Msg#: 8087 posted 6:49 pm on May 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

Yes

doctor gerlis

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Msg#: 8087 posted 6:49 pm on May 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

It's costing me a lot more money and I am not sure why
Possibilities: 1. Click Fraud increase
2. CPC increases
3. Increased competition

We are still getting good results but I hope the next year does not show the same level of cost increase. G seems to be still the best search engine although Yahoo seem to have upped their game recently.

breny

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Msg#: 8087 posted 7:28 pm on May 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

No

Atomic

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Msg#: 8087 posted 8:12 pm on May 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

No

ThreeMikes

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Msg#: 8087 posted 8:46 pm on May 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

Yes

BriGuy20

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Msg#: 8087 posted 9:19 pm on May 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

No.

More the fault of my product pipeline than AdWords itself, though.

bostonseo



 
Msg#: 8087 posted 1:57 am on May 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

We need more people participating here :)

toddb

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Msg#: 8087 posted 4:06 am on May 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

Yes. They are constantly making changes and that gets old but over all the product is the same.

chief72

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Msg#: 8087 posted 4:08 am on May 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

No! Admittedly I'm not doing as well so my comments could be perceived as being a little subjective.
Generally though I would like to see more consistency and transparency ie. less algo changes with better disclosure and explanation when said changes occur.

Label_Lady

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Msg#: 8087 posted 4:11 am on May 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

Generally, no.

VinceK

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Msg#: 8087 posted 6:29 am on May 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

No

Tobias

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Msg#: 8087 posted 8:17 am on May 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

No

Alternative Future

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Msg#: 8087 posted 8:20 am on May 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

Yes

Syzygy

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Msg#: 8087 posted 8:24 am on May 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

Unfortunately the answer is a very definite, "no".

Syzygy

ronmcd

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Msg#: 8087 posted 12:41 pm on May 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

No. Oh no.

cerebrum

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Msg#: 8087 posted 12:52 pm on May 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

YES

Jon_King

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Msg#: 8087 posted 12:57 pm on May 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

As I have tweaked my ad buys, AdWords performs better and better. When I compare to print and other online venues the performance is outrageously higher.

Am I happy this as last year with AW, you bet.

ClintFC

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Msg#: 8087 posted 2:40 pm on May 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

No.

No doubt about it, the Google Halo has started its innevitable slide.

archie goodwin

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Msg#: 8087 posted 6:23 pm on May 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

Nope.

venrooy

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Msg#: 8087 posted 6:37 pm on May 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

Have only been using Google for about 6 months and it has been a constant roller coaster ride.

I'm happy with them today - but ask me again tomorrow.

humblebeginnings

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Msg#: 8087 posted 8:16 pm on May 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

No. Cause I am more happy than last year.
G gives my ads more exposure than last year and I am able to get more clicks that lead to conversions...

pdivi

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Msg#: 8087 posted 9:05 pm on May 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

No. Too many surprises.

bostonseo



 
Msg#: 8087 posted 9:35 pm on May 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

So far we have 14 not as happy, 7 as happy and couple that don't take a position either way.

cline

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Msg#: 8087 posted 9:55 pm on May 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

No.

- Service quality has slipped a bit.
- Increased frequency of technical problems.
- Increased concerns about advertisers being treated fairly, especially with respect to ensuring that all advertisers are being made to comply with the same editorial policies.
- Increased issues with Google using Adwords for self-promotion.
- Continued concerns about click fraud.
- Loss of advertisers' targeting control due to changes in expanded broadmatch.

Adwords remains the gold standard in the business, but lately it has been trending in the wrong direction.

SEOPTI

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Msg#: 8087 posted 10:12 pm on May 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

No, their content network reviewers do not work at weekends. Slow review process.

NetPro

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Msg#: 8087 posted 10:37 pm on May 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

Yes

javahava

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Msg#: 8087 posted 11:02 pm on May 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

definitively no. the random minimum bids are too confusing, and caused costs to rise dramatically.

subject98

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Msg#: 8087 posted 2:39 am on May 4, 2006 (gmt 0)

No, but not because of google but cause of more competition, on the keywords i target.

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