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Goodbye DFP & AdxSeller Hello Ad Manager

Is anyone else frustrated with the new Ad Manager?

     
6:19 am on Aug 1, 2018 (gmt 0)

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I knew the day was coming...the end of /adxseller and /dfp interfaces being replaced with Google Ad Manager. But, I thought that day was tomorrow Aug 1st not July 31st :P

Am I the only one who really doesn't like the new interface?

- I'm missing the very basic overview 'ad requests / unfilled requests / total dollar amount" broken down by day on a quick snapshot level that I got with AdX on the homepage.

- The reports I can generate that 'match' the previous AdX reports don't have the exact same numbers.

- I'm running into continuous "choose an account" every time I click specific links like View in Query Tool (since I have multiple GSuite accounts for different businesses) and are redirected to the same page over and over again so never reach the query tool via the link...

The list goes on....

I'm used to change having started with Adsense nearly 15 years ago and going through the shifts of AdMeld merging with Ad Exchange and the growing pains of DoubleClick. I am a bit sad though to see two reporting interfaces that have remained fairly consistent for the better part of the last 5-6 years go away. I know in the long-term this will all be great...but boy I got my hands full with this change.

I'm wondering why others haven't said much about this change today. Are there any particular groups or sites I should be checking? Think the equivalent of Barry's SEO site but for folks who use AdX and DFP? I know we don't share sites here but perhaps a few google queries you'd use to find such sites? I'd like to see others viewpoints about the change.
6:39 am on Aug 2, 2018 (gmt 0)

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I noticed your message a couple of days ago but I just tried to log on and guess what... In Chrome it keeps loading and loading but no result, in Internet Explorer I get the left sidebar on my screen and that's all. Must be difficult to upgrade something and make it unworkable ;-)
6:52 am on Aug 2, 2018 (gmt 0)

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"Must be difficult to upgrade something and make it unworkable" hah well said.

While I'm sorry to hear that you're running into issues, I'm happy that you shared your experience because it means 'it's not just me!'

Of course I fulfilled my QA duties and submitted feedback via the dashboard tool & email. We'll eventually get a response.
6:57 am on Aug 2, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Go figure...firefox seems to work :P
11:06 am on Aug 2, 2018 (gmt 0)

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I'll try when I get home, I can't see much at my smartphone now while using Firefox.
6:51 am on Aug 3, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Notworking here with several browsers, unbelievable that this company can achieve things this, aren't they testing something before they launch it?!?
7:08 am on Aug 3, 2018 (gmt 0)

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IMHO What's more unbelievable than the world's largest (known) internet company having blatant bugs they release to their #1 profit generators (publishers) is that our community of publishers/content creators isn't talking about this. I just lingered for a minute in google's productforums for DFP and saw a few posts about our issues we are addressing in this thread, but saw nothing like the chatter that we'd see in the SEO community about launching a bug filled algo update.

My question remains: Besides G's productforums (which, lets face it, is full of people who either 1.) ask the same questions/are new to the industry, 2.) are service providers trying to 'guerilla tactic' new sales, or 3.) like to copy/paste Google SOPs for whatever reason to obtain 'top contributor' status) or webmasterworld (which obviously only you and I care about this) do successful publishers go to as a news source/rally point to discuss these issues? Again, our SEO community has multiple websites, border line celebrity personalities, twitter hashtags etc. to highlight these bugs and dilemmas. What about us publishers?

I've been involved with webmasterworld since pre 2008 (this is my second account - forgot my first which was created many years earlier). Where did all of us go? :P

[edited by: martinibuster at 3:01 pm (utc) on Aug 21, 2018]
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9:53 am on Aug 21, 2018 (gmt 0)

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@Oldfaces, thanks to someone at the Ad Manager 'support' forum (there's no support lol) I found out the problem with loading in Chrome... turn off the adblocker and it will work.
11:11 am on Aug 23, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Ad Manager looks broke... I've made some creatives inactive and they keep on showing up at my website.