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How Google Adwords Screwed me For $1000

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Vladamir, Aug 23, 2016.

  1. Vladamir

    Vladamir Power Member

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    I am writing this as a warning to anyone to AVOID linking their credit card with google adwords MAKE ONETIME PAYMENTS.

    3 months ago I signed up for adwords for a client. I spoke to an online rep I said we had a budget of 1500 dollars and after that i wanted it shut off, he walked me through the process of creating the rule over the phone to shut off after 1500 was spent. The campaign ended after the money was spent.

    This month i had a deposit for 500 into adwords. I created a rule to stop it at 500, I logged in august 10th and it had stopped so i went about my life. Look at my credit card bill today and googles site, i have been charged an additional 500 and google says on top of that i owe 560. Apparently regardless of my 500 stop the campaign rule they say any previously setup rule would rerun and since the other rule was for 1500 months ago it overwrote my 500 rule because it had the greater amount.

    I said how is that kosher how is a customer supposed to know that his new rule will get overwritten by something their support staff setup months ago and already ran. Guy laughed said some things I honestly didnt understand much his Indian accent was so thick I said can you at least unlink my credit card. He said no you cant unlink a credit card from your account unless you put in a dummy credit card, and its true there really is no remove credit card button what the ####?

    I am now going to call my credit card and cancel my card and file a dispute with my card over the original 500 they took.

    This seems like a blackhat payment scam rather than a fortune 500 company that says dont be evil im so confused and disappointed at this.
     
  2. ThopHayt

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    They seem to ignore budgets if you don't set EVERYTHING just right, and of course its highly complicated. Bottom line is they want money. And they built a system that makes that easy to happen.

    For this reason I set the budget huge, but then manually turn off the campaigns nightly after the campaigns reach X dollar amount. If you don't watch your campaigns like a hawk you might get ass rammed. Its just how PPC seems to work.

    Bidder beware these days.

    -ThopHayt
     
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  3. redarrow

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    You continue spamming forum with diffrent accounts go away please
     
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    redarrow Elite Member

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    Sorry about thrm and your cash , this is why adsence so grate .

    I would do what your doing i am sure credit card give it back .

    Cheeky sods doing that all wrong.

    Can you just loginto your credit card provider and stop any ongoing debits i am sure they come up ?
     
  5. Sardosa

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    been there done that.
    Bank refused to claim $
    So I reported CC stolen.
    End of story. Adwords got f*cked. they sent me threatning letter. I sent them photo of my cat.
    End of story. 2009-10 I reckon
     
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    One more thing: GA is multi-tier structure, based on comission and total lack of any responsibility.
    So the primary goal is your money, and how they do Top-Buck?
    Easy - they screw with you.
    Let me explain:
    You want to complain to false click? Or one sunny day you see CTR >100% ? Or you've set the Maximum Bid to $0.75 but somehow they charge your account with $15? You got 199 clicks from the same IP within a hour?
    Then you go to "support", but the secret is - it is a NOT support staff from Google Inc. No! It is outsourced team somewhere far far away - depends... can be Manila, Deli, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Poland - you got the picture. Employ students and cheap ass labor, their agenda is to explain to you that you are an idiot, cheap Charlie, uneducated bastard and please "Learn more" - either read their copy-paste crap as an answer or gof*ck yourself at the Community shithole to brag about money they took.
    Sad, but true. And Bing went the same way. Better, sure, but still say hello to sweet students from Maharashtra and Poona.