| 7:38 pm on Jan 18, 2007 (gmt 0)|
couldn't agree more. ain't gonna happen though. lost cause, if my contacts at google know anything at all.
| 11:44 am on Jan 19, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Clear the feature is very useful; I wonder why are they removing it. Sign me in!
| 12:02 pm on Jan 19, 2007 (gmt 0)|
To be fair, you can get the exact same thing from Adwords Editor, simply by highlighting a campaign and pressing CTRL-C and pasting into Excel.
| 12:52 pm on Jan 19, 2007 (gmt 0)|
I agree the bulk download is a useful tool although as Sweezely posted you can use the adwords editor to do the same thing.
In my opinion I think they are probably stopping this feature to try and get more users using the adwords editor as opposed to viewing adwords online - adwords has been running a lot slower than it used to and so maybe this a way of speeding things up a little.
| 1:30 pm on Jan 19, 2007 (gmt 0)|
The problem with the editor is that it can take a long time to synchronize, e.g. 15 minutes to an hour, especially with a large account, especially if you are located anywhere with a 200ms+ ping response time away from the valley. Also they need to make the synchronization multithreaded so its faster. The fact you also need to resynchronize to get the latest changes, and are waiting the same long time period again and again is very frustrating.
To get the same bulksheet from the web interface takes maybe 2-3 seconds. For me going from a very fast efficient web based way of doing something to something that takes 20 minutes+ with a desktop app, just seems against the grain, especially for a company like google.
For me the main advantage of the bulksheet is that it gives a quick way of getting the Ads, Urls and keywords, on one page, so that you can quickly do an editorial review and scan for errors, especially in new campaigns.
Also I think there are alot of advertisers out there who have made infrastructural investments in managing their campaigns by using bulksheets. E.g. the advertiser who sends google their product feed once a week as a bulksheet.
| 2:43 am on Jan 22, 2007 (gmt 0)|
The functionality and speed of AdWords Editor is only going to continue to improve, especially now that we are looking at it as the replacement for bulksheets.
Personally, I love bulksheets. I can't remember a time when I didn't have them available and am very used to the format, but my usage of them has decreased significantly in the past 6 months as more and more of my time is spent in Editor. Especially for very large accounts where bulksheets became unwieldy and required a true DB program to operate when Excel hit its limits, Editor is easier to use.
| 4:04 pm on Jan 25, 2007 (gmt 0)|
ACK! I could not believe Google removed this feature. We use it for so many reasons, and right now, there is no comparable reporting option.
Message to Google AdWords Team: STOP TAKING AWAY FEATURES BEFORE YOU ADD AN ALTERNATIVE!
Sometimes I wonder what the heck is going on over there.
Consider my firm signed onto your petition!
Janet Driscoll Miller
| 2:00 pm on Jan 28, 2007 (gmt 0)|
The editor would be much more useful if you could enter a bulksheet into it - or if you could do a single copy/paste for ads and keywords.
I would like the ability in the import to add CPCs at the AdGroup level, specify daily campaign budgets, etc at a single time instead of having several steps with the editor when it use to be one with bulksheets.
Since the export is in one format, and the imports in another, it would also be useful if these two could compliment each other.
Right now, one cannot download the account, make changes in excel, and upload the changes. Consistency in the export and import functions would be greatly appreciated.