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Adwords Editor Error Message.

network error unable to establish a connection http proxy

3:23 pm on Apr 6, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Hello all,

I'm having a problem uploading an account to Adwords Editor. The account is fairly large, therefore Adwords Editor is perfect for making price changes and applying them throughout the campaign.
I can't "get recent changes" or upload the account.

I loaded other smaller accounts and these work fine.

I'm getting the following message:

Network error. Unable to establish a connection to Adwords. Please check your internet connection...

It asks me to check that my proxy settings are ok.

It seems to start to load the campaign, then it times out after about a third of the campaign is loaded.

I checked and double checked proxy settings and tried a few options.

I emailed Google but got a standard blurb back with no real information that helped me solve the problem.

I wouldn't mind but I need Adwords Editor to work asap, as I need to carry out lots of changes throughout the entire campaign.

My guess is maybe because the campaign is so large, it's crashing at some point. But it's worked all along, so I'm not sure why it would just stop working.

I also tried reinstalling it, and reboots etc. No good....

4:00 pm on Apr 6, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I have had luck uploading one campaign at a time, it takes longer, but is still quicker than changing manually through the adwords interface
10:31 am on Apr 8, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I've found that if you're uploading more than 10k keywords or more than 1000 ads or 500 placements; it's better to selectively upload.

Often for large uploads, the system looks like it's working but actually times out (and sometimes doesn't give an error message).

You can selectively upload information. I'd definitely suggest using that option if you're having timeout issues, or uploading large amounts of data.

10:38 am on Apr 8, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I got over the proxy error message I think, and now it uploads around 99% of the campaign, then times out. I can't even upload anything, and don't want to have to create a new campaign. No joy from Google yet.
It's frustrating...