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New Google AdWords Beta Interface

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6:22 am on Mar 27, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Still looking into it.

Bit more complex than its previous interface.

"Active" Status is now "Eligible".

So why "Paused" is not "Ineligible" G?

The deleted campaigns are NOT being shown.

2:33 pm on Mar 27, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Navigation between tabs is very slow. Are you facing same issue?
3:03 pm on Mar 27, 2009 (gmt 0)

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yeah it was so slow. I went right back to the old one as I had to get work done.
3:34 pm on Mar 27, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Haven't seen it yet, because I generally live in my MCC, although I signed up for my personal account.

I did do some beta testing on a few different versions a couple months ago, and almost *all* of those were way cool, so just about any combination will be good by me.

4:08 pm on Mar 27, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I love it, it's easier to navigate that the last one, and I just hope they upgrade the rest of my accounts soon (only 2 have been upgraded so far, and I get the feeling they will be getting a lot more attention than the others for a while)
4:16 pm on Mar 27, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Ah never mind.
4:13 am on Apr 16, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I can hear the clock ticking... everyone will be forced to use it in 30 days, and there are problems that need fixing. I wonder if this interface will lose its beta tag when it becomes compulsory?

I tried it for 2 minutes in FireFox 2:

The interface is twice as wide as my browser window, on a 24" monitor, making it unusable. So I have to upgrade my browser? Not everyone likes FireFox 3. Guess I'll have to use Chrome (clever aren't they).

It is slower. Guess I'll have to use Chrome (clever aren't they).

I'm in Australia, but the account is in California time. So when I select "today", I see zeroes. To see "today", I need to select "yesterday". I thought Google would be more globally aware...

In a pop-up window I can see known issues, and I want to tell them about the time problem, and click on the link they provide, the link to tell them about issues with the new interface... and get taken to the standard contact form, with nothing remotely like an appropriate category to choose from. So I close the window and come here!

12:31 pm on Apr 16, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I just went in and checked, while I can't argue with the issues bbetween ff2 and ff3, and can't commend on the speed (it hasn't been any slower than the old interface for me) I would point out that being in the UK, the accounts are all being shown in local time, and when I click on "send feedback" I get taken to a feedback po-pup for the new design
9:27 pm on Apr 16, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I hate it.

It takes forever to load and many times it will time out.

It is still not ready for prime time.

The old interface loads extremely fast for me.

9:34 pm on Apr 16, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Heck I am in the old interface right now TRYING to get stuff done and it times out and is REAL slow today (16 Apr 09). WTH is going on here now. This is the worst I have ever seen it. HORRIBLE slow and it is extremely irritating. Times out a lot of times with a blank white page.
10:00 pm on Apr 16, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I am glad to see they are working on improving the interface and much of it is promising. The first time I tried it I got out of memory errors in IE 8 on pages that apparently were showing too many records. I just tried to duplicate but could not - I see there is a limit to 100 records per page now, not sure if that was there before or was added. I ocassionally liked being able to select 500 as in the old interface so I could see for example all keywords within an adgroup on one page.
9:26 am on Apr 17, 2009 (gmt 0)

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one thing I did like is I could edit the position preferences all at once

Now all we need is geo bidding by percentage above or below basline

[edited by: Khensu at 9:27 am (utc) on April 17, 2009]

1:29 pm on Apr 17, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Guess I'll have to use Chrome (clever aren't they).

I'm using Chrome on a 21" monitor, 1024 x 768 & it's definitely about 20% wider than my screen.

Not comfortable with it yet.

11:07 pm on Apr 17, 2009 (gmt 0)

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It is typical glitz, trying to be fancy with some sort of javascript. I think its terrible, and slow. The old version is near perfect, html based, fast. They need to can this version and stick to html based, fast and simple.
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21" at 1024x768?
Seriously?

Even my 17" monitors are 1280x1024.

I would probably move to 1600 at 21"

In any case, I use my MCC for everything so I can't comment on the new outlay. You would think that Google would give us the ability to test this out as we are so important to their overall business.

[edited by: Bob535 at 1:01 am (utc) on April 18, 2009]

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Checked it again, and still the same date problem. In my preferences I am:

Time Zone
(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time

But I work from Australia. I choose today in the new interface, and it shows me data for April 18, a date that is yet to exist on the USA. Consequently all zeroes...

The useless contact link is at the bottom of this page:
[adwords.google.com...]

(the one within the new interface does work...)

7:36 am on Apr 18, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I have been using the new interface for some time and now beginning to like it. The navigation is much easier and i love the feature that allow me to make edits to keywords or bids by simply clicking on it. Also the QPR is available right their on the interface and I don't need to go back to the Reports Tab to pull it up. I think that's one of the key advantages of this interface.
12:57 pm on Apr 18, 2009 (gmt 0)

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If you charge clients by the hour, its a big big improvement.

Seriously at this point it is much slower which means it will lower productivity. I am not sure there are any improvements that compensate for that lost productivity, so I hope I am not forced to change until it is as fast as the old one.

One minor question, is there a global setting to prevent graphs from popping up on every page? I hate the added step of dismissing the graph each time I navigate to a new page. I work primarily on a laptop computer with a 15.4 inch monitor and can't afford to lose the screen space

8:15 pm on Apr 18, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Looks like I'm the only one that actually likes it.
7:01 am on Apr 19, 2009 (gmt 0)

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No your not Murfman, I have been using it more and I like it now.

But I use the editor offline so speed issues are no a big deal.

I could see complaining if you did the major amount of your work online.

5:24 pm on Apr 19, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Keep on tweeking the current interface is almost always the best method of improvement.

I hate it when I'm waiting for pages, the current interface is a little slow, if I have to switch to an interface thats even slower im going to be pulling my hair out.

The problem is that most developers dont see performance issues on their top of the range boxes with servers sitting next door to them.

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I can't seem to get it up and running in IE8. Will have to get back to it; by the time I do it will probably be the standard.
5:57 pm on Apr 20, 2009 (gmt 0)

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The biggest deal for me is seeing the automatic placement domains and stats directly in the interface instead of having to run a report and being able to exclude content sites directly in the interface with the check of a box or customize bids at the domain level directly in the interface
7:32 pm on Apr 20, 2009 (gmt 0)

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My problem is that because my computer at work is windows 2000, Im stuck on IE6, I just tried to upgrade it but there is no option for this OS. And when I use the betta version, I get the message that my browser is not supported and to upgrade. GRR, I really hope they add support for older IE.
9:22 pm on Apr 20, 2009 (gmt 0)

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In IE7 quite a bit of stuff doesn't work like reordering the columns and such and one has to use FireFox to do that. Also, in the Reports section it has two new features and has links to click on saying Learn more Dismiss. The Learn more goes to this:

We're sorry, but the information you've requested cannot be found. Please try searching or browsing the AdWords Help Center for answers to your AdWords questions.

IF they launched that the way it is now and take the other off they are going to have a LOT of really pissed off people, LOL.

[edited by: WiseWebDude at 9:22 pm (utc) on April 20, 2009]

10:45 pm on Apr 20, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I dig it so far.
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the interface itself is not great on a laptop monitor with a small resolution, on my big monitor with high resolution it's great. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the new transparency with the content network! This is what I have been asking for for years! Congrats Google! My spend will increase about 10 fold!
5:59 am on Apr 22, 2009 (gmt 0)

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With the comments about resolution I am curious how it appears on mobile devices like an iPhone. Anyone tried it?
1:07 pm on Apr 22, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Not a big fan of it myself. With a 1024x768 screen res, you get a horizontal scroll bar a lot of the time which is just plain annoying. Changing the screen to a higher resolution makes my eyes ache. :-(
1:58 pm on Apr 22, 2009 (gmt 0)

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For the life of me, I can't figure out how to edit an ad. Help!
 

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