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Are you currently as happy with Adwords as you were last year?

     
6:40 pm on May 2, 2006 (gmt 0)



Simple yes or no question:

Are you as happy with Adwords as you were last year?

6:46 pm on May 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Yes
6:49 pm on May 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Yes
6:49 pm on May 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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It's costing me a lot more money and I am not sure why
Possibilities: 1. Click Fraud increase
2. CPC increases
3. Increased competition

We are still getting good results but I hope the next year does not show the same level of cost increase. G seems to be still the best search engine although Yahoo seem to have upped their game recently.

7:28 pm on May 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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No
8:12 pm on May 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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No
8:46 pm on May 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Yes
9:19 pm on May 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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No.

More the fault of my product pipeline than AdWords itself, though.

1:57 am on May 3, 2006 (gmt 0)



We need more people participating here :)
4:06 am on May 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Yes. They are constantly making changes and that gets old but over all the product is the same.
4:08 am on May 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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No! Admittedly I'm not doing as well so my comments could be perceived as being a little subjective.
Generally though I would like to see more consistency and transparency ie. less algo changes with better disclosure and explanation when said changes occur.
4:11 am on May 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Generally, no.
6:29 am on May 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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No
8:17 am on May 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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No
8:20 am on May 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Yes
8:24 am on May 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Unfortunately the answer is a very definite, "no".

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12:41 pm on May 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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No. Oh no.
12:52 pm on May 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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YES
12:57 pm on May 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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As I have tweaked my ad buys, AdWords performs better and better. When I compare to print and other online venues the performance is outrageously higher.

Am I happy this as last year with AW, you bet.

2:40 pm on May 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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No.

No doubt about it, the Google Halo has started its innevitable slide.

6:23 pm on May 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Nope.
6:37 pm on May 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Have only been using Google for about 6 months and it has been a constant roller coaster ride.

I'm happy with them today - but ask me again tomorrow.

8:16 pm on May 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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No. Cause I am more happy than last year.
G gives my ads more exposure than last year and I am able to get more clicks that lead to conversions...
9:05 pm on May 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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No. Too many surprises.
9:35 pm on May 3, 2006 (gmt 0)



So far we have 14 not as happy, 7 as happy and couple that don't take a position either way.
9:55 pm on May 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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No.

- Service quality has slipped a bit.
- Increased frequency of technical problems.
- Increased concerns about advertisers being treated fairly, especially with respect to ensuring that all advertisers are being made to comply with the same editorial policies.
- Increased issues with Google using Adwords for self-promotion.
- Continued concerns about click fraud.
- Loss of advertisers' targeting control due to changes in expanded broadmatch.

Adwords remains the gold standard in the business, but lately it has been trending in the wrong direction.

10:12 pm on May 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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No, their content network reviewers do not work at weekends. Slow review process.
10:37 pm on May 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Yes
11:02 pm on May 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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definitively no. the random minimum bids are too confusing, and caused costs to rise dramatically.
2:39 am on May 4, 2006 (gmt 0)

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No, but not because of google but cause of more competition, on the keywords i target.
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