Msg#: 4029306 posted 2:56 pm on Nov 21, 2009 (gmt 0)
I've never dealt with adcenter and I don't do alot of PPC. I setup an adcenter campaign a few days ago to target some specfic keywords. There are no sponsorsed results for this set of keywords. Since there were no bidders I set my bid at $0.20 thinking it should show up. Two days later my ads still aren't showing up. Does adcenter or any ppc engine require certain price levels to be met even on terms that are unsponsored? If so why. Would they not rather fill their inventory with a paying customer rather than let search terms go unsponsored?
Msg#: 4029306 posted 8:03 am on Nov 23, 2009 (gmt 0)
If this is your first ppc campaign, there is a good chance that you set it up in a way that simply never shows. For example "blue widgets" with a negative keyword of "widgets". Have a good look at the syntax, paying attention to whether you use parenthesis or square brackets.
Msg#: 4029306 posted 2:57 pm on Nov 23, 2009 (gmt 0)
I figured mine out. Here's how it was. Every single status message on my account said 'Active' in green. In checking back over all pages I went back to my accounts page. I noticed the message under financial status said 'on hold'. I updated the information again and ads began showing.
The tricky part here was that there was no account on hold status notification on dashboard or campaign pages. On top of that all the other status messages said active. A little confusing...
Msg#: 4029306 posted 2:18 pm on Nov 24, 2009 (gmt 0)
I am really confused. Y/day , I saw a few hundred impressions and a few clicks. But today when I try to see the keyword performace all I can see is 1 ( yes one ) impression. What is happenning .. Is it a bug , I am not aware of..?