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Google AdWords Features I'd Like to See, #11
Continued. Share ideas for making your life easier
netmeg




msg:3666099
 8:54 pm on Jun 3, 2008 (gmt 0)

(PS. Do we need a new thread soon? This one is getting rather large)

I tend to agree, but have always highly valued the grass-roots nature of these threads - i.e. that they have been started by members other than myself. I really like what that says.

(Cough) So if there are any volunteers out there... ;)

AWA

Ok, I'll jump in.

Maybe it's me, but it seems like I'm getting more and more of these boxes popping up warning about secure and non-secure items, particularly in the Campaign Settings area. I can't edit a lot of those things in the Editor, so it's *really* annoying to have to keep clicking out of that box. Google, UR DOIN IT WRONG.

Also, while I was going through yet again unchecking boxes for Automatic Match (hint hint) I seem to get tons and tons of pink boxes saying my changes had not taken effect. Seemed to happen more the faster I got in doing these edits.

More of these campaign level options NEED to be available in the next version of the AdWords Editor. *please*.

 

smallcompany




msg:3667323
 4:52 am on Jun 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

[webmasterworld.com...]

So, continuing from #10, let's stick to #11 now...

Rehan




msg:3667364
 7:06 am on Jun 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

Please fix the gl=__ URL parameter at google.com/sponsoredlinks ... It's broken. google.com/sponsoredlinks?q=adwords&gl=US and google.com/sponsoredlinks?q=adwords&gl=UK both show results irrelevant to the location.

natim




msg:3668005
 10:35 pm on Jun 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

Allow you to combine large numbers of zip codes with DMA's, states or any combination that would allow us to be more targeted. Example would be i need to upload 8000 zips, 12 DMAs and 9 whole states, it's impossible to do so at this time.

AdWordsAdvisor




msg:3668051
 11:45 pm on Jun 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

Love the new thread. Thanks netmeg!

Now copy/pasting all the latest into the Advertiser Feedback Report (and I'll look in both threads). Still plenty of time for more.

Call me pathetic, but I get such a kick out of this ongoing series of thread that I sometimes think I take my work just a little too seriously. ;)

AWA

scout




msg:3668060
 12:17 am on Jun 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

Provide a stat on percentage of time a keyword is shown in the bonus.

AdWordsAdvisor




msg:3668069
 12:43 am on Jun 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

Provide a stat on percentage of time a keyword is shown in the bonus.

Not quite sure what you mean here, scout. By 'in the bonus' do you mean when the ads show in the (one, two or three) top spots above the search results?

AWA

strumf007




msg:3668220
 7:21 am on Jun 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

Hy all,
I would like to have the option to unlink from a client account. Is this possible right now and I don't know? cause I didn't find a solution for this...

thanks

scout




msg:3668425
 1:42 pm on Jun 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

Yes, percentage of the time a keyword is in the premium listings, or above the fold.

netmeg




msg:3668605
 4:14 pm on Jun 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

I'd like to see the AdWords Editor include a roll-back feature to a previous version for those times when the bugs aren't entirely worked out of the new one, or at least keep previous versions available for download, until we're satisfied the new one is working okay.

scout




msg:3668673
 5:47 pm on Jun 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

1. A mapping tool that reports when a broad match ad is shown for a phrase match or exact match query where an ad for the equivalent match type exists.

2. A report that tells us which keywords aren't being served due to low search volume.

3. Campaign settings that allow us to turn off expanded broad match.

4. A report that provides campaign level impression share for all search queries containing the keyword "widget"

5. The ability to add individual domains as negative domains.

scout




msg:3668674
 5:48 pm on Jun 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

6. And and MCC level bulk download feature for Adwords Editor

AdWordsAdvisor




msg:3673645
 2:36 am on Jun 13, 2008 (gmt 0)

This has been one of those weeks where I have let myself get spread a little thin - and I have not been noticeably present in this forum, day to day. My apology.

I am relentless, though, about including feedback from this thread in the Advertiser Feedback Report this week - and have just copy/pasted the lastest.

At least another two hours till the report is sent, so late-breaking additions are more than welcome. ;)

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I'd like to see the AdWords Editor include a roll-back feature...

Aside to netmeg:

netmeg, considering how much you like AdWords Editor and much how you rely on it to work effeciently and do your best for your clients, your experience with AdWords Editor updates really pains me. Please know that I do pass your feedback along, often in person as well as in the report.
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AWA

eWhisper




msg:3673972
 12:17 pm on Jun 13, 2008 (gmt 0)

Please bring back the ability to only filter by clients or client managers in the MCC interface.

Have the 'ad creation market place' be consistent. Some accounts only see audio, some only see tv, some see both (some accounts don't have the audio ads tab, others do, etc).

Allow the MCC search to find any client in the MCC hierarchy regardless of what account its linked from. While I do like the new MCC interface, the lack of filtering causes a lot of headaches when you have many nestled MCCs.

A cross account/mcc search feature would be nice in the editor as well.

[edited by: eWhisper at 12:32 pm (utc) on June 13, 2008]

netmeg




msg:3674276
 6:08 pm on Jun 13, 2008 (gmt 0)

(Thanks, AWA - as I always say, even faulty, it's still miles above the working interfaces for your competitors)

I am hoping we get some official word ASAP about what the whole Yahoo thing is going to mean to us, and when it will be implemented (after it goes through all the regulations rigmarole, or...?)

PPClearner




msg:3676984
 7:24 pm on Jun 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

1) For MCC accounts, there should be a mechanism where a number of users can be defined who can operate and work on MCC account at a given time.

As an example let's say within my agency I need only 5 people to give access to our company MCC. Then I can set in MCC where only 5 users can simultaneously work on MCC at any given point of time. If the 6th person tries to login MCC then login access for 6th person should fail.

2) The second security would be even better if we are given an option of associating static IP addresses to the MCC accounts. This means that certain group of company ISP's can be listed within which the MCC can be logged on. If any computer outside the specified ISP tries to login the MCC account then it should not work. Not everybody has static IP address and therefore this feature should be kept optional.

Having combination of both these features will help all agencies a long way. Overall it helps both agencies and clients to increase security of their accounts.

netmeg




msg:3678021
 9:06 pm on Jun 18, 2008 (gmt 0)

I would like to be able to increase the timeout on being logged in to the AdWords console. Twice today while I was working on things, I got client phone calls, and in both cases *LOST* what I was working on at the moment (had to do with reviewing campaign suggestions/optimizations) because it logged me out. And this was stuff I couldn't do in the AdWords Editor, of course. Most frustrating. The timeout is way too short.

smallcompany




msg:3678180
 1:11 am on Jun 19, 2008 (gmt 0)

I agree with netmeg. Soon after I leave it, I get kicked back to MCC.

AdWordsAdvisor




msg:3679060
 10:06 pm on Jun 19, 2008 (gmt 0)

I'm paying an earlier than usual visit to WebmasterWorld looking for great quotes to include in this week's Advetiser Feedback Report and, as usual, have included all the latest from this thread.

There is still plenty of time (maybe 6 to 7 hours) to get your ideas/requests in this week's report. I'll check back just before sending.

Many thanks, as always. ;)

AWA

netmeg




msg:3680044
 5:28 am on Jun 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

As a publisher, I would like to see AdWords enforce the category selection advertisers select for their Referral ads. I have a section of a site for which I want ONLY automotive ads. I would like to add the entire automotive category, but it's chock full of stuff like dating ads, something called a fat burning furnace, baby newsletters and so on. Nobody seems to be minding the store on this. The people who visit an automotive-themed page are not likely to click on these ads, so it's a lose-lose-lose proposition for me, Google, and the advertiser. Clean 'em up, please!

sacX




msg:3681051
 10:50 pm on Jun 22, 2008 (gmt 0)

I would like the option so that day-parting reflects the surfers local time and not the Adwords account time.

The value of day-parting (at least as I see it), is that users display different behaviours depending on the time of day or day or week at their location. Therefore if a campaign is spread over different time zones the only way to target ads to the clickers specific local time is to have multiple campaigns. This is inconvenient and I believe unnecessarily complicates things.

briggidere




msg:3681991
 12:38 am on Jun 24, 2008 (gmt 0)

It would be handy to have an option to be able to customise reports so we could have our company Logo etc on them.
We currently use our bid software for reporting, but it'd be better if we had an option in AdWords for this.
When you have 100's of reports to do, manually isn't an option.

netmeg




msg:3683097
 1:47 pm on Jun 25, 2008 (gmt 0)

AdWords billing/collections needs to have some method to keep alternative email addresses for accounting situations. For several of my larger clients, I've told Google repeatedly that questions or concerns about the invoices should go directly to the respective accounting contacts, and provided emails, and was assured that this would be changed. But every time something comes up, they somehow 'forget' and email me instead. This has been going on for two years now. I have to believe that there are many many situations where the person managing the account on a day-to-day basis is NOT the person responsible or knowledgeable about the billing. Note - this is only with regards to invoice accounts, not credit card.

strumf007




msg:3683829
 7:57 am on Jun 26, 2008 (gmt 0)

My clients would appreciate a feature that would allow to receive Sms alerts (and maybe email alerts, too) with 2-3 days before a payment is requested.

RhinoFish




msg:3684051
 1:57 pm on Jun 26, 2008 (gmt 0)

I'd like to see tighter quality applied to specifc claims that ads make. I play fair, but often see ads that just aren't true. This is bad for Google (people don't trust the PPC ads when they get lied to), bad for the consumer (obviously), and bad for the advertisers who are being honest.

I'd say when there's any numercial values in an ad, G can easily verify them. If lag time in scanning pages to test their veracity is an issue, then there should be a scoring channel over time, that grades how well an advertiser has historically represented their offers.

As an example, search for "rugman.com coupon code" at G... see the ads for 20% off and $200 off? They don't exist. But these people are getting their ads clicked because they have either intentionally lied to show a higher discount -or- they're not updating their ads to reflect what's really on their site.

I know there's algorithms in place to check the agreement between ad text and what is on the landing page, tweak it to be more acute when specific numerical claims are made.

AdWordsAdvisor




msg:3684788
 2:32 am on Jun 27, 2008 (gmt 0)

Many thanks, as always, for the latest posts in this thread.

All are now in the Advertiser Feedback Report (It's #260 just for the record) which will be sent out in about two to three hours.

Still plenty of time (and space) for more. ;)

Thanks!

AWA

scout




msg:3685315
 5:34 pm on Jun 27, 2008 (gmt 0)

Classify Google syndicates as either "search" syndicates or "comparison shopping" syndicates and allow to opt out of either.

arieng




msg:3685388
 6:30 pm on Jun 27, 2008 (gmt 0)

I received an odd error message (#12 I believe) when uploading some new keywords earlier this week. I did a search for the error message in Adwords Help, but couldn't find anything except a post by another user with the same problem and how he/she had fixed it.

A glossary of all of the error messages with definitions and suggested solutions would be nice.

AdWordsAdvisor




msg:3689985
 9:40 pm on Jul 3, 2008 (gmt 0)

I've now included the latest feedback - thanks scout and ariengg.

There's still plenty of time for more.

I'll check back at least one more time before the report goes out - and be sure to include any late breaking additions.

The report will go out hours earlier than usual this week (hopefully by 7:30pm) since I'd like to catch the US based contingent of subscribed readers before they start thinking about their July 4th festivities.

Many thanks. ;)

AWA

Ganceann




msg:3691095
 2:52 pm on Jul 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

5. The ability to add individual domains as negative domains.

That would be good as I have seen some publisher id's showing up and when I checked the sites, I was thoroughly disappointed in the content of the site... in some cases it was 50-100 words of content with 3 blocks of ads... almost giving a person no option but to click an ad.

On top of that, I have also seen the same person has already clicked my ad from an alternative website... so definitely being able to 'opt-out' of having ads displayed on individual domains would be highly desired.

On a similar note, I detest having my ads show up on parked domain pages... where is the option to opt out of having ads displayed on them?

A detailed reporting option for the content network if there had been any clicks. This would help optimize content campaigns and limit which sites displayed ads - especially when they don't appear to be bringing any ROI.

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