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I feel that there is something wrong with Google Adwords "Machine" in the last 2 days. Has anyone gone through the same experience?
I phoned G Adwords last week because I was sure that our campaigns were not showing as they should and some were not showing at all. It was very peculiar. I had to increase the max cpc to 3 or 4 times the industry norm to get them to show at all.
After the usual "there is nothing wrong", "oh yes there is" discussion, the guy eventually agreed that yes something did appear to be wrong. He ran a couple of tests and told us that he would have to pass this on to the engineers.
Ir was fixed by Wednesday this week. Just shows that their Adwords Algo has problems too.
My first campaign went very well and I was reaching 17% click though rate for 1 keyword. Then before I knew it my ad was not showing up in the results! So I increased the CPC and it seemed to put the add back.
After about 2 hours it did it again I increased the CPC and nothing happened so I increase my daily budget and it came back. by the way I was not intending to pay this as most links click throughs were at a very high price! I was quite concerned at paying such a high price. Next campaign reached loads of click throughs for one key word (10% click through rate) then deleted the ad. This went on approx 7 times. I completely deleted all campaigns and resubmitted - this seemed to work.
My ad is now number 1 on the search engine, I thought my competitors were playing around! I put a high CPC and high budget but google is only charging me half of what I was paying at the start of the day. I guess this is because I have got loads of hits today and your position increases with this.
My advice - delete all ads logout and then resubmit - if this does not work then delete and then increase everything!