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1:16 pm on Aug 27, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I am running a campaign on youtube to show promoted videos, which is doing well.

The same campaign on google search is not showing any ads.

All my ads for my videos are rated 10/10 for quality score by google.

I have set the CPC at the minimum that google suggests for first page. For many of my ads, that is $0.01, for others it is $0.10, and some as high as $0.20.

While all my promoted video ads are showing on youtube, none of them are showing on google search.

Appreciate any suggestions as to what I can do to get my google ads to show.
2:03 pm on Aug 27, 2011 (gmt 0)

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when you say "the same campaign", do you mean you're using one AdWords Campaign to do both Search and also your YouTube Promoted Videos?

+split the Campaign up, Search and Display are very different animals.

+your Search performance has very little to do with what's happening on the Display side.

+for your search targeting... your ads and keywords and bids and languages and geo settings and day parting and other settings are too complex for an answer to your question, given what you've told us so far. suggest you run the "Ads Preview and Diagnosis" tool from within AdWords for some typical keywords you're targeting, and see what the tool reports as the reason for you getting no imps.
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No, I am using one campaign for Adwords for search using my youtube videos as my landing page, and a separate campaign on youtube for promoted videos.

My language is English, country is the US, and no day parting.

My promoted videos are showing on youtube in my youtube campaign, but my ads are not showing in google search.
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Your bids may be too low. Agree with Rhinofish; never combine search and display. As a test, try to up bids on one keyword to $1. Your bids may just be too low. I'm assuming your settings are not preventing ads from showing.
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We are not combining search and display.

We have a search campaign on google that uses our videos as landing pages.

We have a separate campaign on youtube that uses our videos as promoted videos.

The campaigns are separate, they have separate reporting, there is no combination.

Since we are already bidding the minimum google lists as the minimum for page 1, I'm not sure why increasing our bids to $1 will work.

Does google just not run ads unless there is a minimum bid of $1, regardless of what they say is the minimum for page 1?
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Alright, easy there, I'm trying to help. You'll notice I posted my comment one min after yours so I clearly did not see your answer. I would try one keyword and bid higher to exclude the theory of you underbidding. I don't know what your strategy is but if you're bidding on a keyword, you'll want to be in a prominent position to get more exposure.
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Does google just not run ads unless there is a minimum bid of $1, regardless of what they say is the minimum for page 1?


No. But in this case it's advisable to figure out what it takes to get listed on the serp.
8:17 pm on Aug 27, 2011 (gmt 0)

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What is the 'serp' ?
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If you don't know what a "serp" is.. you may want to rethink using the internet for your business advertising platform ..and especially using adwords...at least until you get up to speed on the terminology ..( time spent studying the terminology will enable you to make sense of the very many useful threads here ..and save you money ..in the long term) ..so as to understand the replies to your questions and other current and past threads here.

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12:05 am on Aug 28, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Is there an adwords terminology page you can recommend?
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Check out the charter links ( top of page on each forum here ) ..on this page it is just above the "Google AdWords Forums" which is in large bold type..

This forums's charter will open here [webmasterworld.com...] in which some of the specific abreviations relative to adwords are listed ( non exhaustive list ) ..SERPS is a general term and so would be found in the "search engines forum's" charter etc...

You'll notice that next to the "charter links" on each forum there is also a "library" link..the most important threads from the past in each forum ( this is forum #81 ) are added to each forum's "library"..

You'll find the various libraries here to be a wealth of information..and many answers to your questions in any forum ,may have already been answered in past threads which you will find in their respective libraries ..

Plus..reading what others have done and the threads that were generated may well help to clarify your thoughts and questions..and give you ideas for other strategies and actions..

Others here may have other resources both here and elsewhere to point you to.

HTH :)
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I'd also recommend going to some of the popular blogs that cover the topic daily. "Google" it and thy shall find!
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saying this part again, didn't see you say you tried it...

suggest you run the "Ads Preview and Diagnosis" tool from within AdWords for some typical keywords you're targeting, and see what the tool reports as the reason for you getting no imps.
2:27 pm on Aug 29, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I agree with RhinoFish, could be many reasons. Are your keywords marked as low search volume? also that seems like a really low bid
 

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