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December 3rd, 2006, 10:33 AM #1Adwords minimum bid ticking me off
I got a deal in the mail for an Adwords credit on a new account.
I set up a new account, set up my ad and for every single keyword/phrase it wants a 10.00 minimum bid.
So out of curiousity, I checked my other existing adwords account. In the new account I set up and identical ad, used identical keywords and once again it wants a min. 10.00 on keywords that I am paying .05 and .10 for in my other account!
They are obviously scamming!
Anyone else have similar results? Anyone know a way to get around this?~Michelle
"All I ask is a chance to prove that money can't make me happy."
"Work to become, not to acquire." -- Confucius
December 3rd, 2006, 10:40 AM #2
There's been a lot of discussion on this here . . . apparently they want to see a landing page that conforms to some criterion of theirs.
personally, I think it is a bit of a ripoff, also. it's the main reason I don't participate yet.
December 3rd, 2006, 12:42 PM #3
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December 4th, 2006, 09:23 AM #4
Multiple accounts... careful, they'll toss you for that. They view your opening a secong new account just to use the free credit (since it's intended for new account holders only) as you scamming them...
(PS - this has nothing to do with your min CPC issue, just trying to warn you about their TOS)
December 4th, 2006, 10:01 AM #5
Yeah, it blows. I think the only way to get around this is to use another domain for your site. I know a couple of people seemed to have some luck this way. I'm planning on switching some of my sites over to CSS, and will put the new version on a new domain...then give it another go.
Otherwise, I think G is full of crap with their "quality rules". They don't work very well, regardless of whether the site is good or not. Getting those deactivated keywords active again is a pointless act.
December 5th, 2006, 09:15 AM #6
I just ran into this again last night.
domain name = keyword+ext... couldn't be more targeted.
keyword in ad title, text, and display url
on page: keyword appears in title tag, description, h1, h2, etc.
Minimum Bid $10
HOWEVER, by this morning the $10 minimum was down to $0.50 (which isn't bad given the industry.)
Maybe the solution is to wait it out?
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