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I found that out by calling, the guy was very helpful (what would you expect on a launch day) but was a little perplexed as to why the email link was broken.
The automated checking of ads has not completed for some ads that went on a few hours ago, speaking to the reps there's quite a big queue. 48 hours / 5 days are the two timescales I've been given.
As for the speed of adCenter, it was good earlier but it's ground to a halt (hence I'm back posting here instead of getting through the campaigns)
Does anyone know how the bidding works? I've not seen anything too clear on it yet.
e.g. Max CPC's but there is a editorial process.
Well worth a look, the system is nice to use although seems a little slow and I would imagine with a lot more people using it, it might get a bit sluggish.
I think its live in line with Microsoft / MSN's LIVE brand, the live.com site seems to be going through some changes as well today.
I get the impression they are a bit overwhelmed! There is a huge influx of Google refugees right now. They are doing their best to cope with a product that could have used a little longer in development.
Right now it takes longer to do stuff in Adcenter than it does in Adwords, but I don't care. I can hand over my cash without feeling like I'm paying for the bullet I'm going to get shot with.
Seeing as I can't publish any campaigns, would any of the more experienced Adcenter users care to share their top tips for Adcenter newbies? Please tell me there's an easier way to choose keyword matching than tick boxes...
BTW, anyone else notice you can change the currency to USD and only pay $5 signup? Will this let you bid in USD on the UK site? I find this usually works in your favor with Adwords.
One way you can set your match types without ticking them each individually is to import your list of keywords via XLS or CSV. You can get the template for this by going to the Manage Keywords page and choosing "import or export keywords" in the drop-down menu. Then you'll be able to download the template, and fill it in with bids for each match type you want, and import it back through the manage keywords page. Let me know if that helps.
Logged in and under the tap 'order settings' tried to adjust 'Select a display language and region for your ads'. But failed.
I am using FireFox (latest version).
Anyone, any ideas, plssss;-)
BTW: Still baffled how a company like MS can't get the AdCenter functionality sorted.
I expected there to be a handover period where the MSN ads were showing top, and Yahoo! ads below, at least whilst they sort out the teething problems and give people a chance to create their campaigns.
If when I orginally set up my orders I selected all for countries does this mean the ads now show on MSN UK. I ask because this seems logical but I can't see the ads on MSN UK.
Is MSN UK Adcenter a different login url to the main US one - I'm very confused about this launch.
Any help would be gladly welcomed.
Alas, it is only possible to set language when you create an ad order; you can't change it on existing ad orders, meaning you have to recreate it from scratch to change language.
If you want your ad to serve in [search.msn.co.uk...] search results you will need to select a different distribution channel available at the order settings page... You will need to create a new campaign because this option can only be selected once and is set at the campaign level only.
Though, bless 'em, they've been very helpful. My contact emailed a few days later just to make sure I'd got up and running OK.