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High min. bids
Adwords account halted by Google

 11:02 pm on Sep 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

I have a couple of campaigns which point to a site reviewing e-books for which I am an affiliate.
This was doing moderately well until Google suddenly put all min. bids up to $5 from what had been in the region of $0.02 - $0.08.
The reason cited is low quality landing page, and I realise that it is problematic given the nature of the site, but still am flummoxed as to how to improve things.
The writing is unique, the page navigable and, I believe, transparent. I have today stripped AdSense ads from the targeted pages - could this have been the problem?
How long does it take for Google to respond to changes made? I feel I could be fiddling about with various solutions and, at the end of the day, not be sure which of them resolved the issue.
I'd be very grateful for comments.



 6:59 pm on Sep 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

"I have today stripped AdSense ads from the targeted pages - could this have been the problem?"


Also you should consider building your own landing page which you will then have much more control over quality wise and conversion wise.


 7:21 pm on Sep 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

Thanks Edd1,
I do already have my own landing page - I thought it should be ok with that. Here's hoping it starts up again soon.


 5:32 am on Sep 7, 2008 (gmt 0)

My experience is that G doesn't like adsense on pages which are having adwords traffic sent to them.

It's fine to have it on other pages so if they navigate away from the landing page there is the chance of revenue then.

Keep the landing page itself free of adsense for a few days and see if that helps. Also don't be afraid to have a live chat with the google reps for their advice if you're having problems. They're generally extremely helpful and knowledgeable and so long as you're trying to offer the user a good experience (selling them something does actually count!) they might be able to offer suggestions.


 10:45 pm on Sep 7, 2008 (gmt 0)

It is ok to have adsense on a page linked to by adwords sources but you have to have a small ratio of ads to content.


 2:14 am on Sep 9, 2008 (gmt 0)

Yes, I had a vague memory that a certain amount of adsense was ok bw3tt, but don't want to risk it right now.
Edd1, you mention google live chat, would love to do that as I get very unhelpful help from emails, but how? I cannot see any reference to it - it does not come up under "Contact Us" or on a help search. Do you have a link?


 4:01 am on Sep 9, 2008 (gmt 0)

Try setting up a new adgroup and on the right hand side of the interface you should get a message "chat with an adwords representative now"

If that doesn't work try using the help/ contact menu from within adwords. Often when you start selecting help options, the live chat option appears.

One of those two should work.

I hope!


 2:56 pm on Sep 9, 2008 (gmt 0)

I'm not sure chat is available at all times in all areas.


 9:20 pm on Sep 9, 2008 (gmt 0)

just call them 1866 2 google


 3:32 pm on Sep 11, 2008 (gmt 0)

Well thank you to everyone for your support. I have rung Google, but because I already have an email support ticket which should be getting back to me, she couldn't carry my enquiry any further. I guess I'm waiting until I hear from them again.
Thanks again,

PPC Consultant

 3:40 am on Sep 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

check to see if your content is really unique or not first. If you and 50 other affiliates are using the same product description from the vendor, you are not being unique.. Also, try updating the ad copy.. That could help


 9:46 am on Sep 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

I have now had a reply from Google - they tell me my site is not unique - how can it not be since I have written every thing myself? I am awaiting a reply from them again. Thanks re updating ad copy - think I will do that.


 9:56 am on Sep 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

Your copy may be unique, but your site may not be. There are a *lot* of sites out there having to do with selling or reviewing e-books.

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