Msg#: 3969209 posted 12:44 pm on Aug 24, 2009 (gmt 0)
Even I tried it, had a chat with their reps, they themselves are not very sure about the ads appearence ... then asked us to check through a proxy in UK .. it was active in UK but nowhere else ... We kept asking about the possible reasons but did not get any clue ....
Actually I tried a small experiment, I had a fresher (with good web knowledge but no PPC knowledge) setup Google adwords, Bing ads, Facebook ads, Yahoo ads .... Only Google and Facebook worked good, tried with another and the same results.
Why is Yahoo and Bing so complex esp the Geo targetting?
Msg#: 3969209 posted 2:43 pm on Aug 24, 2009 (gmt 0)
I've seen several flaws in MSN adCenter. I have a destination URL that had a comma in it which should escape to a %2C, but in reality it was escaping to a %20 which is a space. Every URL that had a comma in it was now going to a 404 error page.
Great work MSN!
It also takes a very long time for new campaigns to get approved and go active. I seem to have to email my rep every time I create a new campaign and even then it take a few days to get approved.
My advice, if you have a holiday campaign or promo coming up submit it well in advance and pause it until you are ready to go live!