When will I see activity? My ads have been live for hours now.
Give it a bit more time. While your ads can go-live and be displayed within a short time of their creation, the stats are updated on a larger interval.
As an advertiser you spend both time and money driving traffic to your website, but if your site doesn't engage your audience then it's likely that you aren't converting those visitors into customers. We know that this can be difficult to test and we want to help you out.Over the coming weeks we'll be testing a new tool called the Website Optimizer that can help you find out which content will convert best on your site. Whether you define a conversion as a purchase or a newsletter sign-up, Website Optimizer allows you to experiment with different headlines, copy, and images on your site in order to find out which combination results in the most conversions. You can use this tool on your landing page or any page that represents a conversion.At the end of each experiment, graphical reports show which version of your landing page users liked best, as measured by which variation had the highest conversion rate. So, if you're interested in increasing conversions, we think you'll find the Website Optimizer useful.Using Website Optimizer to experiment with your landing page does not have any impact on your Quality Score, so long as you maintain the existing default landing page for the Ad Group. Once you make a change to your site based on the results, however, the Quality Score might change as with any other changes to your landing page. That said, if a change is good for your users, it is probably good for your Quality Score too.For this beta, we'll only be able to invite a small number of advertisers to participate, selected from all that apply. Selection will be based on a number of factors, including amount of traffic the landing page receives and the ability to begin testing quickly. We'll contact those selected on a rolling basis over the coming weeks. In the near future, we look forward to releasing this tool to all advertisers.Learn more about why landing page optimization is important here. Then, find out how Website Optimizer can help you improve your ROI and apply for our beta test.
We will be performing additional AdWords maintenance from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. PDT on Tuesday, October 17, 2006. While all AdWords advertisements will continue to run as normal, you may not be able to retrieve reports or upload image ads during this time.We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
We will be performing AdWords maintenance from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. PDT on Monday, October 16, 2006. While all AdWords advertisements will continue to run as normal, you may not be able to retrieve reports or upload image ads during this time.We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
On Saturday, October 14th, the AdWords system will be unavailable from approximately 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. PDT due to system maintenance. While you won't be able to log into your accounts during this time, your campaigns will continue to run as usual. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Hi there, I have been trying google adwords now for about 2 weeks. One thing is perplexing me more than all the others. You place an ad, and a user types in your keyword - now if the company you are advertising comes up on the first page in the main listings (the ones on the left) does that mean that google won't show your ad? I have one company here where I cannot get any impressions, and I am thinking that this is the reason. Can anyone enlighten me on this please...?
I recently started a new Ad Group, running on the keyword 'flower delivery'. When I started, I had a Maximum CPC of $1.00 which was fine - but then I decided to try to improve my position, and raised my Max CPC way up to $5.00 to make it happen. In the past, I've increased bid amounts on other keywords, with the average CPC falling far below the top bid amount. I would have never increased it to $5.00 if I knew that each click could actually cost me that amount. Since I last checked, there have been a lot of clicks at $5.00! I'd be happy to pay $1.00 to $1.50 per click, but not $5.00. What happened, and what can I do?
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