2kegx - 3:43 am on Apr 14, 2013 (gmt 0)
If that was their answer to you, that shouldn't have been hunkey dorey with you. It should have been unacceptable, based on all the obvious stuff in my previous post.
"Their answer for "lumping" all devices together and making us use a negative percentage to adjust mobile bidding is also simple"
<<No, it just reinforces my argument that they're obviously intentionally pretending "it's so hard for us" (lol, right?) to differentiate a tablet and a phone...we just dunno, weally weally!" hehe. "The lines are getting so blurry we cannot tell a tablet from a phone. We got to lump you all together. If you want ads on tablets, you must include phones. Sowweeey!" Is anybody buying this cr*p? Are you even buying this cr*p?
Let's be honest, 99.99% of people place calls from their phones, not their tablet. If we know what a "tablet" is and can differentiate a tablet from a phone, then they know, duh, right? So they can't PLAY DUMB on this one just to force us to lose more money on ads we DONT want to place and ads we're specifically telling them "don't place".
Most websites don't have phone-ready versions of their websites (or even tablet-ready versions). What's worse, there's a ton of click fraud on phones. Bottom line: It is, in fact, "simple": If gazillions of webmasters/adwords managers don't want our ads appearing on iphones, then we SHOULD BE ABLE TO UNcheck it, and have that respected. Otherwise, it's like...well, it's not like DirecTV's Genie.
"I know that these answers aren't exactly what you might want to hear"
<< Well I wasn't really asking you. However, I have posed the question to Google directly. It's also not what "I" want to hear. I'm just one among MILLIONS. I also asked them and am awaiting their expected-to-be-lame/sham answer soon.
Will keep you posted.
In the meantime, I'd still like others to answer the simple question:
"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 ALL OF US CONFIGURE OUR ADWORDS so that our PPC ads do not appear on PHONES? ie Appear everwhere BUT phones?
...cuz, like most of us, our site isn't ready for small/larger phones yet, and there's likely to be a lot of click fraud on phones anyway.
Not to mention an advertiser should NEVER have to pay for ads he specifically states he doesn't want to appear (oh yeah, that's right, they don't give us a way to NOT choose phones LOL)....NOW I get the "ENHANCED" part...enhanced for GOOGLE...you get scroogled. Hmmm.... Speak up!