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Are Adwords coupons being stopped after 30 sept??

Discussion in 'Adwords' started by Jonyroc, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. Jonyroc

    Jonyroc Newbie

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    Hi guys i have been buying adwords coupons from fiverr for some time however i just learnt from three sellers there that as of 30 sept these coupons will no longer be available.. Is this correct?? Can anyone here confirm this?? -thanks
     
  2. oceanswan

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    Even i fear about this, as a seller on fiverr and just got started nicely, now my friends are also saying this same story.......
    do any one else have any idea about this news....
     
  3. sonicpunk32

    sonicpunk32 Regular Member

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    This seems to be the only article about this I could find:
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    http://www.mediavisioninteractive.com/blog/index.php/paid-search/google-stopping-free-adwords-vouchers
    
     
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  4. weruncompanies

    weruncompanies Power Member

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    Not surprised...
     
  5. Jonyroc

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    Yeah, this was logical given that these are not used for what google intended them to. However looks like they wont be completely taken down, another guy had previously told me the same thing this article states...the supply will be controlled not destroyed per se.
     
  6. master6681

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    Google does not give up vouchers, I just think they are more difficult to obtain. Therefore it is better now to create a lot of accounts with confirm vouchers before September 30.
     
  7. Jonyroc

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    Yeah, I think that is right, every other major Ad channel offers coupons so Google will be at a loss if it suddenly stopped these. I think the process has already begun though as now most people offering coupons on Fiverr have gone from selling 10 - 15 coupons for $5 to just 1 for $5, very few still offering 4 - 5 for $5 but dont know how long this will last.
     
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    Maybe...

    Is this true? no adwords coupons from now on?
     
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    Except there are a lot of people running AdWords with coupons only! I doubt they will stop it completely but i am quite sure they will do what they can to stop people running AdWords with coupons only
     
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    yes, after 28th :D
     
  11. sonicpunk32

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    They seem to now be requiring you to spend X amount of real money before you can redeem X amount of voucher credits. For example Spend $25, get $100 advertising credit. With terms like, To qualify for the promotional credit you must accrue advertising charges in the amount of $25 within 31 days of entering your promotional code, and other terms like, Your account must be successfully billed by AdWords and remain in good standing in order to qualify for a promotional credit. The promotional credit will be applied within approximately 5 days of your account reaching the threshold for accrued advertising charges specified above, as long as you've activated your account using the promotional code and fulfilled all requirements stated in the offer.

    My guess, that part "...and remain in good standing in order to qualify..." means, you get just ONE violation, bye bye voucher. The source where I was getting mine has been doing this since the beginning of august. I think this is the end of all voucher methods.
     
  12. peterpzahl

    peterpzahl Newbie

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    From where did you got that Information? I think if this is true, it's only legit for the USA, since i head like that being planned by Google for Germany.
     
  13. rugbyjack2005

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    I'm in the UK and I got an email from Google today saying that they will still be doing vouchers but as of yesterday, you will need to spend £25 to be eligible to collect the £75 adwords voucher. Not really a surprise when people were selling vouchers on Fiverr and running adwords campaigns purely on vouchers...
     
  14. allseo

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    I take it they aren't being stopped, but instead will require a $25 spend to get the coupon, but that's just what I thought I read in an email I received to my Engage account.
     
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    Same here, just got the new adwords vouchers on my engage account. It's needed to spend 20€ to get an additional 60€ credit.
     
  16. doorenour

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    How come you say it's true from yesterday since I've cashed a voucher today, like 6 hours ago, I've got a US account. The only thing is my site got suspended for being a "bridge site" and is now under review, but that happened before.

    Anybody got this problem with US account?

    Forget it, I just read this topic: http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/adwords/486290-new-rules-google-adwords-vouchers.html. Shame on them, I just started to enjoy those vouchers...
     
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  17. Hartwigm

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    So put in 25 dollars of your own money and still get 100 dollars free? Not sure why this is a problem... less lucrative for sure but it still works!
     
  18. sonicpunk32

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    Sure, if you've got access to like a billion legitimate credit cards all in different names, filled each with $25.

    You have to "qualify" for the voucher credit. That starts the moment you enter the voucher. So while you're accumulating $25 dollars worth of clicks, you have to make damn sure they don't suspend your site, or else you're automatically disqualified. If you've made it that far to use up $25 of your real money. You now have to wait 5 or more days for the credit to appear.