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Still An AdWords Ad With No Title

     
11:59 pm on May 6, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I still have no idea how this is possible, but there is an ad that does not have a title, and is therefore not clickable.

Either it's a one-off Google glitch, or a way of getting free ads on Google (albeit unclickable).

It is from a USA search for:
kaplan

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12:59 pm on May 7, 2007 (gmt 0)

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i see it, they must have something wrong with their entered ad text and adwords isn't picking it up. they're doing direct-to-merchant ppc with a linkshare affiliate redirect, but the link isn't the problem.

AWA - yep, search for kaplan in the usa and you'll see it, it's google ad id is:
sa=L&ai=BuDqE0iA_Ro6CFZSShgTb792PBcmn0B_VydSlA-aDmQew2wYQAhgDKAQ4AFDb7vf6BmDJBqoBBDJOUlPIAQGAAgHZA9OEJlEyhwK-

[edited by: RhinoFish at 1:00 pm (utc) on May 7, 2007]

1:04 pm on May 7, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I noted another interesting thing below ad i am seeing location of ad targeting

for example

Title
Desc1
Desc2
link
LOCATION CITY OR STATE :)

on Google itself

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I still have no idea how this is possible, but there is an ad that does not have a title, and is therefore not clickable.

Hmmm - I'll have the tech folks take a look. Thanks for the heads-up. ;)

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1:46 am on May 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

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LOCATION CITY OR STATE :)

on Google itself

I have noticed this too. It seems to be automatically appended according to searchers IP location and does not seem to be triggered by location specific keywords.

For example, when I was in Dublin last, a search for "Blog" had two results with Dublin below the ad.

If anyone could point me(us) in the direction of more information regarding this I would be very grateful.

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If anyone could point me(us) in the direction of more information regarding this I would be very grateful.

They've had this for over 2 years, I think. Check out this thread, including the link AWA posted in it:
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3:20 am on May 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Rehan, you're a star. It's hard to search for something when you don't know what it's called :)