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I appreciate that ordinarily bidding is converted to $USD and it's pretty much real-time and at regular interchange rates, and there is no advantage from using one currency or another.
My question concerns the maximum bid of $US100. In other currencies, the maximum bid is roughly equivalent to $US100, but is rounded. So instead of it being £51.445622 today, it is probably something like £50.00.
This figure seems to only get updated every month or so.
So, if the maximum £GBP bid of £50 equals $97.19, does someone bidding the maximum allowable in $USD ($US100) have an advantage over someone in bidding the maximum allowable in £GBP (£50.00/$97.19)?
[note, I don't know what the current maximum bid in £GBP is - my question is general in nature]
Although the max. bid is only one factor in determining which ads show, in affiliate marketing where you link directly to the merchant, multiple affiliates are competing for the one slot. Ad copy tends to be similar, destination is the same, so max. bid is extremely important.
(This is a repost, original was in May - Adwords Advisor said he would look into it, but that was it. I feel this may be a major glitch in AdWords, providing an unfair advantage to some affiliates outside of the USA)
even though i realize why you want to lock up the url
i still find the idea behind it extremely slimey and slightly dishonest
So do I, hence the question. We want a level playing field, but we find others have locked up a keyword, and there is nothing we can do about it. I doubt Google has even considered that this can occur.