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Google AdWords Features I'd Like to See, #9
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 6:34 pm on Nov 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

Allow AdWords targeting to Google Scholar. I have some biotech services clients for whom Google Scholar would be an excellent medium. I'd like to see this as a campaign option, like how contextual and partner network targeting is selected at the campaign level. The default should be OFF, as this would be an appropriate selection for only a small portion of advertisers.



 8:05 pm on Dec 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

Give us Negative IP addresses!

If I see an IP address in my site logs that is coming from AdWords 20-30 times a month, or several times in one day, it is click fraud. I know that, even if Google doesn't. The threshold may be higher for other advertisers. However, I should be able to prevent my ads from even showing for those IP addresses, or IP address ranges, in the future.

Alternatively, if the user of that IP address sees my ad and clicks it, it should trigger a click fraud alert at Googleplex, and that click should not click through to my landing page, but display a click fraud warning to the user that this advertiser has prohibited access from their IP address. That might get their attention. If the same fixed IP address is a habitual fraudster, and identified as such by some given number of advertisers, then Google should ban AdWords and AdSense ads to that IP address, and potentially go after them with legal action.

Let us, as AdWords advertisers, help control click fraud, based on our own criteria, and move at least some of the burden to us to help G identify the fraudsters!

[edited by: RonnieG at 8:07 pm (utc) on Dec. 16, 2006]


 7:51 pm on Dec 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

Within Advanced Tools, allow filtering by 'Ad Group status', not just 'Campaign status'.

Keywords within deleted Ad Groups within active campaigns continually muddle results from Find and Edit keyword queries - even if filtering by active Campaigns.


 8:00 pm on Dec 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

Find / Edit tools across all accounts within an MCC.


 11:40 pm on Jan 2, 2007 (gmt 0)

The ability to control the time that the ad is shown not only by campaign, but by per country per campaign.

e.g. show in business hours for UK, USA, and Japan without having to have three separate campaigns.


 9:24 am on Jan 3, 2007 (gmt 0)

The removal of AdGroup ordering by number of Clicks as the default. Please let me return to ordering by AdGroup name (giving me a consistent order without needing to reset every time I open the report).


 3:58 am on Jan 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

Folders for Campaigns or Campaigns Groups.

I run 25 campaigns for 3 different websites. Each has around 7-8 campaigns each. I want to be able to group this campaigns and get subtotals for these.
At least on the campaign summary to start with.


 5:09 pm on Jan 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

Within the reporting calendar, make changing the year easier... right now, one must scroll through each month. An up-and-down arrow for year to coincide with the side-by-side arrows for month would be nice.


 9:24 pm on Jan 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

I'd like to have an exception reporting feature. Here's how I'd like it to work:

For each metric (impressions, conversions, cpc, etc.) by distribution (search/adsense) I'd like to be able to specify a range of values. For example, conversion rate between 1% and 2%. Each day (maybe a weekly option, too) the report would analyze the previous day's data, but the only time a report to the user would be generated is if there were a value that fell outside of the selected range. When that happens, an email is generated (to one or more addresses identified in the report) identifying which metric is outside the range, the value of that metric, and what the range was.


 9:35 pm on Jan 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

Don't know if these have been put in, but here goes:

[1] The ability to pause an ad, just like you can pause a campaign. This would be useful when testing ads, and where you want to retain your original ad, but not lose it. And seasonal ads could be paused, yet still retain their CTR ratings.

[2] Since google is always encouraging us to go to smaller adgroups, there should be a function to move keywords (and the ads, along with all their history) to another adgroup. That way you do not lose the investment you made to get to the rankings and positions, yet you can get those words to a smaller adgroup where they might do better and you can change ad text for those smaller groups. The key here is NOT TO LOSE YOUR HISTORY. This is big.

[3] There should be a quality score for each keyword, and it should let you know where you stand. What would your minimum cost per click be if you had perfect quality? These are things we do not know. Google has a black box around this quality issue which is bad for advertisers trying to improve.


 10:33 pm on Jan 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

The ability to pause an ad, just like you can pause a campaign. This would be useful when testing ads, and where you want to retain your original ad, but not lose it. And seasonal ads could be paused, yet still retain their CTR ratings.

That is EXACTLY what I just opened this thread to post! I was trying to figure out how to pause everything except a time-limited ad, and I was starting to wonder if I was just missing something obvious.


 1:04 am on Jan 14, 2007 (gmt 0)

i'd like to see some transparency in the decision making process.

right now due to the QS and everything around it G is basically saying:

Advertise with me, but i cant tell you where you stand and what you're going to get for your marketing cash. Maybe you're in first position, maybe in second... Who cares if you pay more? it's good for us and perhaps we'll put you down in position 3-4-5... or maybe just block you with a minimum CPC.


 12:10 am on Jan 18, 2007 (gmt 0)

Very nice to see this thread staying active. ;)

I'll pass along all the new suggestions since 12/20 in tomorrow's Advertiser Feedback Report.




 3:03 am on Jan 19, 2007 (gmt 0)

OK, got em. ;)

I'd also be happy to include anything that shows up in the next two or three hours in tonight's report.



 3:36 am on Jan 19, 2007 (gmt 0)

Folders for Campaigns or Campaigns Groups.

I run 25 campaigns for 3 different websites. Each has around 7-8 campaigns each. I want to be able to group this campaigns and get subtotals for these.
At least on the campaign summary to start with.


 4:01 am on Jan 19, 2007 (gmt 0)

That one looks awfully familiar fischermx. ;)

Didn't I see that one on or about 1/03? Never fear, it's already copy/pasted into the report. :)



 4:07 am on Jan 19, 2007 (gmt 0)

Big request: the ability to opt out of google custom search.

I have the search network enabled. I get clicks from google.com and search network affiliates. Fine. But I get too many clicks from URLs that show as [google.com...] [followed by a bunch of gobbledygook including pub=[number]]

I'm pretty sure anybody with an AdSense account can use Google custom search, so this opens me up to all sorts of fraud. I have content network shut off and so do the major advertisers in my market. The difference in price between a search network click and a content network click is probably a factor of 10, because of the disparity in quality.

This is a loophole that AdSense people can exploit to get high-priced clicks. If I could opt out of custom search (without opting out of AOL, Ask, etc), it would help me immensely.


 4:54 am on Jan 19, 2007 (gmt 0)

Got it beren - now copy/pasted. ;)



 5:39 pm on Jan 21, 2007 (gmt 0)

Move the little hover-over magnifying glass icon that indicates ad delivery status. If you have to copy and paste a keyword -- a task that is oddly common -- that icon screws up the copy function. I suggest moving that icon to the Status column.


 1:40 pm on Jan 23, 2007 (gmt 0)

I'd really like to see the API reporting to contain the same features as the interface reporting.


 1:18 am on Jan 26, 2007 (gmt 0)

In five hours, give or take, Advertiser Feedback Report #193 hits a great many inboxes here at Google.

Does anybody have anything to add to this thread before then? ;)



 2:02 am on Jan 26, 2007 (gmt 0)

Integration with Google Analytics Goals.

We track all of our site performance Goals using Google Analytics Goals, as this allows us to track actions taken on site (newsletter signup), as well as actions taken to leave our site (click of an advertiser's link).


 2:07 am on Jan 26, 2007 (gmt 0)

Optional "## of ###" inactive keywords" message in the Campaign Summary and Campaign Management pages :)


 11:53 pm on Jan 28, 2007 (gmt 0)

it would be helpful if G would produce a tool like unto the recently discontinued Overture Search Tool - that shows last months search counts for a given keyword


 5:51 pm on Jan 29, 2007 (gmt 0)

A within-campaign search function like the within-adgroup search would be handy.


 10:19 am on Jan 30, 2007 (gmt 0)

[hope it's not too late...]

Would be great to be able to run a report that included BOTH an "hourly" view AND conversion statistics.

I'd love to schedule my ads based on when they're most productive (conversions) for me and my clients rather than on when they get the most clicks. I certainly see myself spending more money with Google if I can do it when it makes sense to.



 1:37 pm on Jan 31, 2007 (gmt 0)

The new control over what columns to display would be more useful if at the account and campaign levels we had the option of disaggregating search and content network data. IOW, for each statistic, say clicks, we could chose:

* total clicks
* search clicks
* content clicks


 2:34 pm on Jan 31, 2007 (gmt 0)

I would like to see a content site filter. Currently we do not advertise on the content network because we do not want our ads showing on places like myspace and other teen sites where we know we will not get any conversions from.


 6:05 pm on Jan 31, 2007 (gmt 0)

Add Max CPC, instead of just Avg CPC, to report filter.


 5:44 am on Feb 2, 2007 (gmt 0)

All your latest posts are now safely copy/pasted into the Advertiser Feedback Report.

As always, many thanks - and I hope you'll keep the suggestions coming. ;)



 10:58 am on Feb 2, 2007 (gmt 0)


I've still had no indication of a fix for that timezone issue that you thought would be fixed in December, and we're halfway to having the clocks jump forward again...




 9:32 pm on Feb 3, 2007 (gmt 0)

I'd like to be able to run what I would call a "search phrase report". This report would identify exactly what search terms were entered by users that triggered an impression. Not only would this be useful for keyword research, it would be particularly useful for addressing the many problems caused by expanded broad matching.

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