Before the fall of 2000, Google offered advertising through Premium Sponsorships, but there was no way for advertisers to set up campaigns for themselves. As we're often prone to do, we ran a limited test, showing a little link that said "see your ad here" to a small percentage of Google users.After the link went live, we eagerly waited for the first advertiser to sign up. A few engineers kept checking the system, and within minutes, our first AdWords customer had created the very first ad through online sign up. They were a small business that sold live mail order lobsters. Less than half an hour from the time the link went up, their ad was live on Google! These guys had never considered using online marketing before, but saw our test link and signed up when they realized they could just do it themselves right then and there.
I know that you can now target your ads to show on specific content sites. I would like to know how I can find sites that display Google ads so I can target my ads on them. – Wesley R.
I've noticed new people blogging on Inside AdWords. What's the deal? – "Ima Plant" ;-)
Searching for keywords within your account is as easy as searching on Google. Just type your keyword into the search box located in the upper right hand corner of all your Campaign Management pages. This tool will find that keyword (and related keywords) in your account, and you can click on a link that will take you directly to the relevant Ad Group. If you want more advanced search options, try using the Find and Edit Keywords tool located under the Tools menu of your account.
I'd like to use the keywords tools in AdWords to delete all keywords which haven't accumulated impressions for several months. I don't want to delete keywords I've put in over the last few weeks (whether they accumulated impressions or not) to give the newer ones a chance first. Is there any way to do this? - Alex
I’ve noticed that sometimes an ad is located on the top of the search results in a highlighted sponsored link. What makes an ad appear there versus the regular ad spots on the right side of the search results? – Erik F.
I’m interested in showing my ads in the highlighted section on the top of the search results. How do I get my ads to show there? – George S.
On Friday, August 19, 2005, the AdWords system will be unavailable from approximately 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. PDT [?] due to system maintenance. Please note that your campaigns will continue to run normally during this short downtime. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Oh! How I wish I was young (I’m 81) so I could study and learn more about how to take advantage of all Google AdWords has to offer. I have two AdWords campaigns now and I'd like to know what I can do to get more "hits". If there's anyway you can help out, preferably without too much technical "speak”, I would appreciate it greatly! – Manny K.
I received an email from AdWords that said that I had a "Disapproved Destination URL" in my ad; what does this mean and how can I fix it? –Karen C.
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