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Upgrades Advertisers Actually Want:

10+ Year Member

Msg#: 3330069 posted 6:45 pm on May 3, 2007 (gmt 0)

I am hoping that maybe AdcenterEu and Adcenter411 would be willing to take advertiser suggestions for the next "upgrade".
In the past advertisers feedback hasn't seemed to figure into the plans, but I thought I would try anyway.

1)Allow us to see stats for "today". Having to run a report to see current stats is lame.

2)On the Campaigns tab please, please provide totals for all campaigns.

3)Allow global Account level turning on and turning off of "content" match.

Other advertisers please add to this wishlist.



5+ Year Member

Msg#: 3330069 posted 7:47 am on May 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

Hi jim2003

Thanks for the requests. We'll make sure we pass them on to the dev team and see if these features are in the pipeline and if so where.

Please do continue to submit feature requests in this way stating what you'd like to see and why.

It really helps if we can feedback by saying our customers need X in the interface because it helps them to do Y.

We'll get back to you soon.




10+ Year Member

Msg#: 3330069 posted 8:16 am on May 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

My most urgent wish would be that the interface will work
again when using firefox! That was last year's best step:
allow also other browsers to use adcenter.. now I just get:

>Select a campaign
>Click the name of a campaign to view its settings.
>Choose account:
>Import campaigns, including all ad groups, ads, >keywords, and bids from another program

NO campaigns are shown to select at all.
Same in reports section.

I have not been able to do anything since the changes..


WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

Msg#: 3330069 posted 8:53 am on May 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

Better targetting for non-US adverts. The adverts I run should be at least getting half the clicks that my Google AdWords account gets. I am spending 100 times more with Google than MSN.

The problem seems to be many users going to msn.com (not .co.uk) and getting US adverts instead of UK.


5+ Year Member

Msg#: 3330069 posted 4:09 pm on May 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

Which version of Firefox are you using? adCenter supports Firefox versions greater than 1.1.5.

Hope that helps,


10+ Year Member

Msg#: 3330069 posted 11:37 pm on May 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

It might "support" firefox, but it is absolutely awful to use with firefox ( I finally broke down and use IE only for adcenter. I wish I didn't have to cave in on that but I did. Anyone who thinks adcenter works half as good with firefox as with IE... hasn't tried using firefox with adcenter.

As for upgrades... the "today's" stats would be HUGE as mentioned above. So many times I make changes to an adgroup but can't see the effect without running a report or sleeping on it.


10+ Year Member

Msg#: 3330069 posted 11:42 am on May 6, 2007 (gmt 0)

adcenter411, thanks for the reply!

its 1.0.4 (on a linux 64 OS).. so.. will try to upgrade
and hope that helps.. (its true my biz partner claims with
HIS firefox (under ms windows), it first did not work, but
since few days does work again...)


5+ Year Member

Msg#: 3330069 posted 11:23 pm on May 14, 2007 (gmt 0)

Hi jim2003

In answer to your feature requests:

- "Today" is on the list with "Last 7 Days" possibly coming first, based on feedback we've had from a lot of customers.

- "Campaign Totals" is again on the feature list.

- We do allow global turning off of Content Ads - Simply click on Bulk Edit when you log in and select Content Distribution from the drop down menu. If you don't select particular campaigns you'll be opted out across your entire account. However, this bulk edit only applies to existing ad groups within selected campaigns. New ad groups will have the default distribution settings (search and content) applied.

I do not have timelines on the first two but we're aware that they're desired features, and so they are on the list for consideration.

Please do keep ideas coming! - Tell us what you want and why, and we'll make sure it's fed back to the dev team.




10+ Year Member

Msg#: 3330069 posted 1:35 am on May 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

The "today" function is REALLY important to many of us. Certainly more than the last 7 days for people who are active users who make changes daily.

Another biggie for me would be the ability to pause an ad rather than deleting it. If I want to try out a new ad and have it get all impressions, I can't just pause the old one... I have to delete it and therefore lose all history it had.


5+ Year Member

Msg#: 3330069 posted 2:59 pm on May 24, 2007 (gmt 0)

I'd like to be able to manage my campaigns with less clicks. AdCenter is ok if you are only working with small campaigns, but when you start working with large volumes of keywords management gets extremely tedious. I've turned off a lot of our campaigns because it takes too much time to manage them.


5+ Year Member

Msg#: 3330069 posted 8:21 pm on May 24, 2007 (gmt 0)

did that bulk edit for turning off content ads exist from the beginning?


5+ Year Member

Msg#: 3330069 posted 5:36 pm on May 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

I want to be able to see all my ad groups on one page, not having to go back and forth between pages. Allow the user to choose how many ad groups they would like to view per page.

Also, why not remember the order I just sorted my ad groups in when I visit everytime.


Msg#: 3330069 posted 7:54 pm on May 28, 2007 (gmt 0)

I'm still going for the "time for reward" metric. It takes LONGER (much longer) to make any change on Live than it does on Google. Given the difference in market share, this is a huge problem. Even if you were the same speed, the effort is only a tenth as effective - but as it takes three times as long (and more) thos is the biggest problem.

Adwords Editor was an inspired tool. Now I have people downloading entire accounts, editing them on the train on their laptops offline, and then making a hundred (even thousands) of changes at the touch of a button when the laptop next gets online.

My wish is that I can have an offline editing tool, because the online interface is just too slow.



5+ Year Member

Msg#: 3330069 posted 7:11 am on May 31, 2007 (gmt 0)

AdWords gets slow sometimes also, but it supports very useful feature - TABBED browsing. Neither MSN nor YSM do not have it.
If the interface gets slow, I usually open multiple adgroups in separate tabs, and while I'm working on one adgroup, other are loading. Interface speed does not matter so much in this case.
Tabbed Adcenter browsing would dramatically increase my productivity and I would be less frustrated about it's slowness.
Also, It would be great to have tools for bid/keyword/ad editing like adwords does.

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