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AdWords editor is painfully slow when managing a large account

What can be done?



6:45 pm on Oct 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I am tired of wasting time waiting for the AdWords editor. The program is certainly way better then anything offered by competitors, but it slows down to a crawl when managing large accounts?
Is there any way to resolve it? Does AdWords Editor for Mac work faster then AdWords Editor for Windows?

At this point, I am ready to even a buy a new PC if that would only get the program to run faster and to stop freezing in the middle of a 3000 keyword upload.

Has anyone been able to find a solution?


8:41 pm on Oct 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I'd be the first to second that!


9:09 pm on Oct 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I have been using it on my new iMac all-in-one and it definitely seems faster than on a PC.


7:26 pm on Oct 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I suggest splitting your adgroups off into their own campaigns.

I used to have about 415 adgroups in a single campaign, with about 45,000 KWs in that campaign. There are, of course, plenty of ways to logically split them off - by brand name, alphabetically, etc. etc.

Now, when I click on a campaign, it's only loading 150 or 200 adgroups instead of 400, and the time it takes to navigate around is noticeably better.


10:06 pm on Oct 29, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Thank you for the suggestions. I am currently trying to minimize the number of ad groups in a campaign, and it seems to be helping.

Has anyone found an optimal setup for running the adwords editor? What does it use the most of? RAM? CPU?

I've tested it on 3 systems and noticed performance differences, but it was still slow on large campaigns. The fastest system I've tried had an Intel Core Duo T5300 1.73 Ghz processor, 2GB Ram and was running Windows Vista.

Has anyone tried the AdWords editor on a considerably faster system? How did it do?


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