This is completely normal, and should be nothing to worry about. We had this done around the six month mark, it lasted a couple of days, and then it was business as usual.
Phew - thanks for the reassurance mate
VenturianMedia, so far as I know you can't redirect the landing page... unless they have changed that policy (?)
You can redirect the landing page as long as:
1) You can click the back arrow and get to the original Search Results.
2) Your ad Display URL reflects the same domain as the ultimate landing page.
If you do have these problems, AdWords staff will let you know by email. And these problems would never pause and slowdown an entire account.
Yes it's normal, well at least with new accounts anyway. The problem is getting them to sort it fast. Our experience was that it took ages and ages and it really didn't matter how many times we called them or emailed them. They kept saying just be patient, we are dealing with it! I think it took 10 - 14 days.
All ads are now live again with no changes. I called them about 5 times during the course of the day so maybe they fast-tracked in order to stop me hassling them! I asked why they needed to make the ads inactive in order to review and they said this 'sometimes randomly happens'. I asked if it was a technical issue then and they said 'yes'.
I have one recently edited campaign (edited the ad text) that is not running - all other campaigns running fine. I guess it is on hold pending a manual review of the new ad text - but jesus, it has been a couple days now. How much longer must I wait? The campaign status is active - it is just not getting any clicks or impressions.
Hermes, when I get an adgroup that is "stuck" like that I just email them and tell them it's not getting any impressions, could they please check on it. So far that gets it bumped up in the queue and gets it reviewed.
They must be backed up because this is happening a lot lately.
I added a new adgroup/KW and noticed it wasn't getting any impressions after 24 hours so I emailed them. They emailed back saying that they had "reviewed and approved" my ads and to use the ad diagnostic tool next time if I had any problems/questions.
So today I unpaused a campaign that I haven't marketed for a few months. Same thing...it all appears to be running but no impressions. I used the tool as they suggested and it says that I have no ads that match the query. That's wrong because I do have the KWs running.
Confusing for sure...I know the posts above just said that this happens sometimes, but I've never had this happen before and I've been using adwords from the month they started.
I'm wondering if this is a glitch or has something to do with the new rules. I anxiously await the customer service reply.
Its the weekend now - has anyone ever had a campaign ignited at the weekend? Do the manual reviewers have a team at weekends - if not, they bloody should!
This is all relevant to a thread I posted a while back - that never took off, no one answered! - the thrust of which was so:
Whats the latest on reviewing? The possibilities:
1) Allow a new campaign to run immediately - reviewing follows.
2) New campaign is not allowed to run until reviewed.
3) Modified campaign is allowed to run as was - reviewing follows.
4) If one modifies a campaign it is stopped until a review can take place.
I have seen all these with Adwords in the past, at different times - just wondering how it is running at present.