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Something wrong with Google Adwords in the last 2 days?

5:19 pm on Oct 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I created several ad campaigns in the last two days but I don't know why they don't appear on Google. They passed all the editorial guide and URL check. This is the first time I notice my ads don't appear for so long (2 days).

I feel that there is something wrong with Google Adwords "Machine" in the last 2 days. Has anyone gone through the same experience?

9:25 pm on Oct 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Yes I have. Today I have had to delete three campaigns and restart them. I go really annoyed - I think it has something to do with the amount budgeted each day. I changed this and everything worked ok again. I hope it is not like this tomorrow:)
9:47 pm on Oct 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Ring Adwords support.

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.

10:39 pm on Oct 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

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So, give me some tips on how you guys dealed with it. Raising CPC, raising daily budget, delete and undelete campaign, or anything else? I tried every possible way but it didn't work!
11:11 pm on Oct 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I guess sometimes you just have to scream about it :)

Adwords support suggested deleting a campaign and replacing it with the same so this must be a known issue to them.

Didn't work for us though.

11:29 pm on Oct 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I have experienced a very strange day with Google.

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!

11:46 pm on Oct 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Yeah, the only thing I could do know is to SCREAM! Waiting for Monday when they're back to work to answer my e-mail. Will delete my campaigns and start again on Monday. Just sit and watch there is no impression and clicks on Sunday. What a pain!
3:19 am on Oct 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I recently raised my max bids on all of my campaigns.

The past two days....about a 50% drop in clicks.

Ive been advertising with google for awhile and i never have experienced this before.

This is getting me frustrated.

3:51 am on Oct 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Thanks you guys. I have to say that I feel so frustrated with Google Adwords(I guess they are upgrading the system in the last two days). Now I know many are on the same boat with me. So I will forget about the Google Adwords in the next few days until it runs properly again.

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