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(PS. Do we need a new thread soon? This one is getting rather large)
I tend to agree, but have always highly valued the grass-roots nature of these threads - i.e. that they have been started by members other than myself. I really like what that says.
(Cough) So if there are any volunteers out there... ;)
Ok, I'll jump in.
Maybe it's me, but it seems like I'm getting more and more of these boxes popping up warning about secure and non-secure items, particularly in the Campaign Settings area. I can't edit a lot of those things in the Editor, so it's *really* annoying to have to keep clicking out of that box. Google, UR DOIN IT WRONG.
Also, while I was going through yet again unchecking boxes for Automatic Match (hint hint) I seem to get tons and tons of pink boxes saying my changes had not taken effect. Seemed to happen more the faster I got in doing these edits.
More of these campaign level options NEED to be available in the next version of the AdWords Editor. *please*.
The Advertiser Feedback report goes out in about five hours, and I'd love to have the section devoted to this thread not go entirely empty.
On the other hand, the similar thread for Analytics was especially active this week - and that is excellent. ;)
It would be nice if we were able to set geo targeting for specific AdGroups or be able to set an ACCOUNT daily budget rather than just campaign.
We have clients who are running multiple campaigns due to geo targeting.
They have an overall daily budget they want to spend.
All the campaigns do not always reach the set daily budget and when this happens we would like the remaining unspent budget to be assigned to the other campaigns. This currently cannot be done unless you are watching it 24/7 and manually changing budgets.
By having an account daily budget or having geo targeting on AdGroups we could solve this issue.
all .cn, .cz. ru.ro, and .in domains are blocked instead of having to sift over the thousands of URL's in the placement report and then adding them to the blocked site list.
I am also suprised that if I do not target to china (example) it will still allow .cn domains. Obviously anyone can get a domain from anywhere, but if you are not targeting a country and you have domains that are in that language and domain, then it seems like a waste of time to use targeted countries in the first place.
Since this is one of those rare weeks in which the Google Analytics 'Wish List' thread had more posts than this one, I'll mention that there are about two hours before the report goes out - so plenty of time for a few more.
I'll check back before hitting 'send'. ;)
Let me spell it out for you all at Google:
R E V E N U E
O P P O R T U N I T Y
Still plenty of time for late-breaking additions. The report will go out in about 4 to 5 hours, depending on how well the coffee is working. (So far, so good.)
but im extremely appreciative that AWA a representative of google
is diligently reporting these requests
(i hope he's spell checking them and copyediting some for readablity)
i belive that because of AWA google is more responsive to this forum then the official google group (eughhhh...) which ironically enough his alter ego adwordsPro is also extremely active on
Thank You AWA
I'd like the ability to have 1 or 2 additional levels of categorization between the Campaign and Adgroup levels. In really large accounts having many hundreds of adgroups, it would be useful to be able to do some grouping of adgroups within campaigns. I do a workaround by adding some coding to the beginning of adgroup names, so they can at least appear together when sorted, but that trick only goes so far.
Ex. I receive an alert when we fall below 3.1 for an avg position on an adgroup for more than 24 hours i want to watch .
Ex. I receive an alert when a specific campaign has met 80% of its daily budget.
Ex. I receive an alert when there has been a significant increase in impressions from the norm.
All of that information would be of great benefit to advertisers because
we can then raise bids more frequently on keyword we find very important(Google makes more money)
increase our daily budgets on campiagns (google could make more money)
increased impressions could be due to many things, but one could be exposure to press, I would love to know when we get a significant increase in impressions so I could use placement ads more appropriately...Again, Google could make more money.
I did manage to get some reports like this when we decided to combine Google analytics to our account, but the fact is that we took the code down because the load time with that code was too long, so we reverted back to hitslink and raw log files.
I know that Google loves to hear feedback about things, but I have been a proponent of email alerts for a couple years now and I did notice that you recently added the watch list(very nice), but i have a feeling that there are many here who have more than adwords to contend with and do not get to review as closely as they should. I also suspect that many are at a senior level in their jobs and would much rather get an email on specific things so they can delagate tasks.
Thanks for the open thread AWA, much appreciated.
[edited by: 300m at 8:34 pm (utc) on Sep. 11, 2008]
I love the new data presentation allowing one to look at content network performance separately from search network performance! Thank you! (I believe that was suggested here ages ago).
Glad you like it, Cline. :) Yep, suggesting things in this thread is a good way to have your ideas heard.
At the very least it adds additional 'votes' to ideas/features/tools that are already under consideration - and can certainly go well beyond that.
In any case, I have copy/pasted your latest idea - and am now shopping for more.
The report will hopefully go out a bit earlier than usual today - perhaps as early as 7:30 (Pacific Time).
I'll certainly check back a time or two before then, and see if anyone has had any late-breaking feature requests.
Many thanks, as always.
<added> Got yours too, 300m. Thanks! </added>
<edit> Hit wrong button. Had to actually finish the post. Came back again to add message to 300m. Done now. I think. </edit>
[edited by: AdWordsAdvisor at 8:41 pm (utc) on Sep. 11, 2008]
They are all now copy/pasted in to the Advertiser Feedback Report - though there is still plenty of room for more.
The report goes out roughly 4 to 5 hours from the time I write this - and I'll check back a time or two for additions.
As always, I appreciate the feedback that comes out of this thread - and I love to see it near the top of the page week by week.
Some of your keywords are not accepted for the following reason:
* More than 10 words will not match any query
But, then - the burden is on the user to find these keywords, remove them, then re-run... it would be far more convenient to either ignore or identify the offending keywords.