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Google Adwords

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2:59 pm on Jul 5, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Anyone else have trouble with adwords NOT using your keyword ?

I purchased one keyword but the traffic from google is coming up from other searchs..I dont want the other keywords...I want the one I paid for..

The reason it is frustrating is besides being a test ad ..those other search terms are NOT what I paid for..

anyone else having this problem with Adword?

5:14 am on July 10, 2002 (gmt 0)

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In my case, Google doesn't even respond to email. But I note my ad is now "pending approval" again - and will probably remain that way for a few more months.

Except I will be seeing someone I hope is pretty damn important at Google in September - and that person is going to get an earful. Since we will be both presenting on the same stage, it may be a lot more embarrassing for them than it will be for me unless they get things working properly and have support at least send responses in a reasonable amount of time.

5:15 am on July 10, 2002 (gmt 0)

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dauction, you aren't understanding something here.

As long as we've already gone on about "posters" here I hope the moderator won't delete this...

The world's largest language you speak of is in A****** SEARCH RESULTS, not in it's ad. The ad is a more demure "choose form over 100,000 posters at...."

The *ads* do NOT say "largest" or "best". They sav over a specific number, and do not make larger or best-est claims. Other ads say "huge", and "compare" prices. None say the forbidden language.

Don't confuse a search listing with an ad, and don't confuse a sponsored link with an ad words select ad.

6:15 am on July 10, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Perhaps a stupid question, but i cannot find out how much the adwords I would want will cost me per click. Do I have to register, log in and go through all that to find out or am I missing something.

I would be curious to know how much it would cost me to target X in X - and then from there I can make an informed decision.

Does anyone know where to find out the costing ?

7:55 am on July 10, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Good question.

As far as i know, you have to register, log in, create a campaign and place some bids. Adwords will show where your bid ranks. You can keep raising your bid and click on the Recalculate button. Once you move into the bid position you would like, google will show what you are paying.

It would be nice if you could see the bids like Overture shows. However, the Overture bids don't really mean as much as they used to. With Overture, you have to Register, log on and bid also. Just because a bid shows up on Overture serps doesn't mean that person is really paying that price. I have a couple bids on Overture that show as .50 cents, but i'm actually paying less than .20 cents for them.

It would be really cool if there was a little program to view bid amounts, but i don't think it's possible. If it is possible, someone please let me know.

4:02 pm on July 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

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We have been using google adwords for a few months now and have had great results and we don't spend too much money. www.wordtracker.com has been a BIG help in finding those "not so thought of but gets hits" keywords.

I have also read that putting your google adwords keywords in quotes will keep them from crossing over to none relevant searches.

I have been slammed a few times by their review staff but a quick, friendly email normally clears it up in no time. I have yet to have an ad not be reinstated.

As far as email marketing goes, we have had a lot of success there too. We use only our own house opt-in list and we handle pretty much everything ourselves. It helps to keep costs down. Our list grows about 2% a month without too much help. Slow maybe but infinatly cheaper than renting a supposed "opt-in" list.

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