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2:29 pm on Jul 9, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Suddenly 98% of thousands of key phrases are inactive - where they want to whack the bid up to 10 bucks!

Many of these terms are good converters, many have good CTR, many of them exactly match phrases on the landing pages.

Virtually all of these AdGroups are about a week old today.

Anyone else seeing this?

11:04 am on Aug 3, 2008 (gmt 0)

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No I haven't tried the domain name change, I thought it doesn’t change my problem in the long term.

Also, I'm worried that if they are doing manual reviews my whole account may get frowned upon for "gaming the system".

But I may give it a try now that nothing else has worked for me.

oh well, life use to be much simpler before the SLAP!

11:37 am on Aug 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I just tried it (again) over the weekend. First the campaign runs like never bevore, I had to set the daily campaign limit 2 times higher at the first day.
Second day still good, but after 48 hours first the keywords with the most clicks (in the best adgroups) get the highest cpc, then all the others, too.
The given reason: landing page quality score.
Of course I tried different things at the landing page, too, not only a new domain name, more content and so on but nothing helps.

Since this slap came last month I advertise with yahoo, too, and it is working a little better every day but at the end I think it will be only about 10% from the adwords traffic volume.

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