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Something is very wrong at google.
When you click on an adwords ad, the normal url looks like this:
Today everything past q= is deleted in my ads. So my ads leads to an error page.
I will pause my campaigns and contact Google, but I guess they're asleep right now (I'm in Sweden).
I'm one of those paranoid types - that wonder if google may have code set up to only run my ads constantly when my i.p. is doing the search, and may not run them constantly in other parts of the region.
I called them in the UK having seenand they said they were aware of it and it would be fixed in due course. I explained that clicks were being charged but not delivered and they said their engineers would assess that also.
Seems to be only certain campaigns and ads, others are fine.
chrisuk has nicely summed up the current state of things, and I will add more when I am able. As I understand it, a resolution is near to hand (and may already be in place for some).
And, my apology to those who have been effected.
Any chance that google will not charge for the clicks which didn't land on my page?
'I understand that you have received an error message when clicking on your AdWords ads. Please be assured that our engineers are aware of this issue and are currently working to solve the problem. They hope to reach a resolution shortly. I have also spoken to our technical specialists and would like to explain that they are currently working on a system to credit for these clicks.'
I have mailed Google yesterday, but no reply yet.
Since it's three different accounts I'm ruling out that a competitor has blown me away. I have the suspicion it's due to whatever has caused your ads to behave strange too.
Anybody having the same problem?