homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.237.54.83
register, free tools, login, search, pro membership, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Become a Pro Member

Visit PubCon.com
Home / Forums Index / Google / Google AdWords
Forum Library, Charter, Moderators: buckworks & eWhisper & skibum

Google AdWords Forum

    
Adwords Pixel Down for 2+ hours?
xoogler_sea




msg:4286444
 7:47 pm on Mar 23, 2011 (gmt 0)

Yesterday we saw a pause in conversion tracking/adwords pixel data from about 1pm to 3pm PST and had a vendor/partner we know tell us the same across ALL of his managed accounts, anyone else see this? It is very unusual for GOOG to hold data that long.

 

Channel01




msg:4286558
 11:07 pm on Mar 23, 2011 (gmt 0)

Yeah, it was just a delay in reporting the conversion data though so you shouldn't have ultimately missed tracking any conversions.

I almost had a heart attack when I saw the conversion data in that window but I noticed the conversion rates began to jump fairly dramatically later on in the day.

LucidSW




msg:4286651
 2:06 am on Mar 24, 2011 (gmt 0)

As data is not real-time and there's even a line in your account stating that fact (up to 3 hours delay but other factors may make this longer), it makes little sense to track the current day's data. I think that conversion data is also the lowest priority (ie: is last to get updated) and in most accounts I manage, has the most fluctuation when comparing one day to the next.

Channel01




msg:4286851
 2:36 pm on Mar 24, 2011 (gmt 0)


As data is not real-time and there's even a line in your account stating that fact (up to 3 hours delay but other factors may make this longer), it makes little sense to track the current day's data. I think that conversion data is also the lowest priority (ie: is last to get updated) and in most accounts I manage, has the most fluctuation when comparing one day to the next.


Agree but it becomes an issue if you're running something like the Conversion Optimizer that ties your bids to what Google is tracking.

I know the conversions are still being counted in the situation above, but if you see conversion way off during the day it's tough not to go through a fire drill to make sure an inadvertent change wasn't made to the advertiser's site.

LucidSW




msg:4287007
 7:20 pm on Mar 24, 2011 (gmt 0)

It's highly unlikely that Google uses up-to-the-minute conversion data in any of its optimizer calculations so that should not be an issue. The system more likely looks at trends (say the last thousand clicks up to a few days ago or maybe even last week).

I know the reaction is to think "OMG, the change we made yesterday hasn't resulted in sales" and wanting to do something about it. But you need more than a few clicks and one day before seeing a long-term trend to make the proper decision.

xoogler_sea




msg:4287030
 8:07 pm on Mar 24, 2011 (gmt 0)

Totally understand all the above and thank everyone for posting, BUT, we have never seen THAT much data being held back for so long and yes, we did a pixel, site prop fire drill just in case. =)

Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  
 

Home / Forums Index / Google / Google AdWords
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Home ¦ Free Tools ¦ Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About ¦ Library ¦ Newsletter
WebmasterWorld is a Developer Shed Community owned by Jim Boykin.
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved