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Just started an Adwords campaign (again)
Digmen1




msg:4486389
 3:48 am on Aug 20, 2012 (gmt 0)

Hi Guys
I ran an Adwords campaign a couple of years ago.
But I did not have a shopping cart, so a lot of the views were "wasted"

I now have an Opencart Shopping cart, so I have decided to re-start my campaign.

The Adwords user interface seems to have changed a bit for the better?

But there is till a lot to get to grips with.

I have a VERY small budget, so I have to do it all myself.

If I can get some sales gong then I can expand my budget obviously.

One quick question...

How do I know if they have approved my Advert?

It says my campaign is enabled.

 

jameszol




msg:4486488
 1:57 pm on Aug 20, 2012 (gmt 0)

via the AdWords UI:

In the global nav (dark green, upper left), click 'Campaigns' if you're not already there.

There will be a sub-nav menu there (pale green with dark green text) that lists campaigns, ad groups, settings, ads, dimensions, display network and a few others.

Click on the 'Ads' tab and there should be a Status column there by default. Ads may be stuck in an "eligible" state for 3 days. If they stay there, contact AdWords Support to get them approved. Otherwise, you should see "Approved" in that Status column if the ad is approved.

Alternatively, you can drill down by clicking a campaign, then an ad group, then the ads sub-menu again to review ads for a single ad group.

via AdWords Editor:

If you're using AdWords Editor, then the above sub-nav instructions are almost the same (without the color) with one note: Make sure you are viewing the most recent changes. Simply click "Get recent changes" in the upper left corner and you should be good to go.

Digmen1




msg:4486631
 2:08 am on Aug 21, 2012 (gmt 0)

Thanks but it looks like Eligible is the approved and running status

Google's Help screen does not mention Approved !

(unless I have missed something)

jameszol




msg:4486632
 2:14 am on Aug 21, 2012 (gmt 0)

See this Help Doc on ad statuses: https://support.google.com/adwords/bin/answer.py?hl=en&ctx=tltp&answer=1704380#definitions

Digmen1




msg:4486633
 2:19 am on Aug 21, 2012 (gmt 0)

Sorry
You are right.
Approved means it can run on all networks
Eligible means it can only run on Google Search network.

jameszol




msg:4486636
 2:23 am on Aug 21, 2012 (gmt 0)

No need to apologize. I'm happy to help!

Digmen1




msg:4486643
 2:41 am on Aug 21, 2012 (gmt 0)

OK

Now I just need to work on my keywords and get some hits.

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