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$100 min bids

New minimum bid categories introduced

     
6:04 pm on Sep 23, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I just checked on of my clients' account and saw required minimum bids in the amounts $13, $14, $17, $32, and $100. Anyone else noticed this or is it just an error?
6:11 pm on Sept 23, 2008 (gmt 0)

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required minimum bids in the amounts $13, $14, $17, $32, and $100

Minimum Bids, or First Page Bids?

6:17 pm on Sept 23, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I'm not sure how the 1st page bids are shown in Adwords Editor. These prices appear in the column for Min. CPC (USD). Do you know?
6:53 pm on Sept 23, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Are you seeing this in the editor the console? Cause I don't see it.
6:53 pm on Sept 23, 2008 (gmt 0)

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i use editor and see min. bids column as well, they just haven't released an editor update yet -- poster_boy has to be right that it's first page bids we're seeing
6:55 pm on Sept 23, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Hunh. I just see the standard .04 .05 stuff.
9:05 pm on Sept 23, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Hunh. I just see the standard .04 .05 stuff.

Me too... I see the standard incremental Min Bid figures here.

10:40 pm on Sept 23, 2008 (gmt 0)

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all i see is standard too, but sure hope my competitors see those $100 minimums.

Is your client bidding on "mesothelioma" by any chance?

12:01 am on Sept 24, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Maybe the $100 bid is for the term 'google'
12:21 am on Sept 24, 2008 (gmt 0)

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actually my Client is a Fortune 200 company. It probably has to do with getting clearance to use trademarked terms in the keyword phrases (trademarks which they owb but which requires submission of a form), but still. I had never seen min. bids at those levels used before.

So I guess no one else has either.

5:32 pm on Sept 27, 2008 (gmt 0)

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You will get a flag about the Trademark issue.

I had it happen once, but, the clients lawyers didn't like the language on the form which apparently gives Google rights to the Trademark.

3:46 am on Sept 30, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I had a Poor (2/10) QS keyword show a $100 first page bid.
8:19 pm on Oct 9, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I also see the same thing on some of my poor QS keywords. $100 first page bid. I actually saw this on some OK QS keywords also after I switched them to exact match.