2kegx - 5:33 am on Apr 13, 2013 (gmt 0)
TheRealSaxman--Thanks. I tried that. I changed to Enhanced Campaign, and entered "-100" next to it in the "Mobile bid adjustment", but then it gave an ERROR (I have "computers" only selected):
"An enhanced campaign must target computers, mobile devices and tablets. Please target all three devices types, or disable the enhanced campaign setting."
So...I guess the new "enhanced" adwords REQUIRES you to go back in and CHECK OFF ALL 3 (Destkop and labtop, Mobile with full browers, and Tablets with Full browsers). Basically you have to choose the options to show your ads on ALL devices.
But...what I soon realized was that NO combination of checkboxes worked EXCEPT selecting everything (BASICALLY you have to select "All available devices" (to get the "OK" button to ungrey)...unless you want to choose all 3 checkboxes + "All mobile and tablet OS" which is the same thing.
This is just feedback for others (to add to TRS's above).
My QUESTION now seems obvious:
Now that I have been "forced" (?) to choose, basically, all available devices, albeit with a -100 for mobile, THE QUESTION ARISES AGAIN:
WHAT WILL GOOGLE CONSIDER "MOBILE"? ("mobile" or "tablet")? It's stupid because their own system in some places (Editor_then_Ads tab_then look at bottom right) ONLY gives you "All" devices or "Mobile". It does NOT give you the "tablet" option in the drop-down there (which it SHOULD obviously). It should ALSO give you that "tablets" option there because they're GIVING that option under "Campaigns" tab_then_Devices_then_EDIT. So, to me, it seems abundantly obvious that they're trying to obfuscate webmasters/adwords managers by not letting us DISTINGUISH between phones and tablets. In the case of the "-100" solution, while appreciated, isn't it really "throwing the baby out with thebathwater", as they say?...I mean, it's basically saying "if you don't want your ads to appear on phones, say "-100"...NOW you won't get tablets either---HMMMM...what's the SOLUTION?
So, given all this, and these apparent obvious attempts to obfuscate, MY BIG QUESTION, if you can help, seems obvious, but I have to ask:
"I know Google desperately :) wants all our ads on phones so they can compete with Facebook advertising (*my opinion*)....so, here it is:
HOW CAN WE GET ADWORDS ads on
everything BUT PHONES!)...cuz our site isn't ready for small/larger phones yet, and there's likely to be a lot of click fraud on phones anyway.
Thanks to whoever has the easiest solution that does not involve "make a whole new campaign".