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Got conversion. But how?

Discussion in 'Adwords' started by carsonrathi, May 22, 2009.

  1. carsonrathi

    carsonrathi Senior Member

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    Hi,

    Today when i logged in to my Adwords account, i see '1' conversion from my recent Ad. However when i checked my gmail account, i see no 'Notification of Payment Received' in my inbox :(

    Then i checked my Paypal and there's no sale.

    I didn't understand, why adwords is showing conversion.

    I checked my code and it's on correct 'Thank you' page.

    How to track this adwords error?

    Thanks.
     
  2. carsonrathi

    carsonrathi Senior Member

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    Hi,

    I really need your opinion on this. Now i got 2nd sale and everthing is fine, this sale is counted. I dont understand about 1st one?

    Please help.

    Thanks.
     
  3. secretboy08

    secretboy08 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    adwords tracks sale by pixel right?
    if yes then chances are someone directly bounced on your
    confirmation page and got the product?
     
  4. carsonrathi

    carsonrathi Senior Member

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    Thats right, they track it buy pixel.

    But this is not possible, how can they directly go to the download page via my adwords ad from sales page.

    I got sale too, which is reflecting there.

    This is weird.
     
  5. secretboy08

    secretboy08 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    i am not saying they went directly from adwords to confirmation.
    more likely scenario is:
    they went from adwords to your landing page. saw your product.
    then used one of numerous hacks(like searching thank you + yourdomain.com on google) to go to directly to the confirmation page.
    i am not saying exactly this happened,but just trying to help.
     
  6. carsonrathi

    carsonrathi Senior Member

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    hmmm, this may be possible. i think this is the only way it can happen.

    Thanks SecretBoy.

    Also, i am thinking of getting keywordsspy but confused between keywordspy and spyfu, any recommendation?
     
  7. secretboy08

    secretboy08 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I have keywordspy.
    it works great and its roi tool is kind of almost accurate 75% of the time.
    i will recommend keywordspy.
    though cant say anything about spyfu as i havent used it.
     
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  8. carsonrathi

    carsonrathi Senior Member

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    Guys,

    i just want to know that adwords conversion tracking is real time or not?

    It's like i got a sale in morning but i see increase in conversion after 8hrs.

    Pretty confused on there conversion tracking mechanism.

    Thanks.
     
  9. Entrepreneur

    Entrepreneur Regular Member

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    It's not real time, and as Secretboy said, someone has to have found your thank you page after clicking from adwords ad, as the pixel only fires from those who've been cookied by The Big G.