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How long does it take

Discussion in 'Adwords' started by Undercover, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. Undercover

    Undercover Newbie

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    for your ad to start getting impressions or clicks?

    I started a campaign two days ago and had problems with the ad that google emailed me about. I finally cleared them up though and they're now active. I seem to have 0 impressions and clicks though even though it's been 2 days!

    I tried contacting google but I got an automated response that helped with nothing. I've also tried their forums but nobody there ever gets helped. I read that it takes about 5 to 7 days sometimes for impressions to start showing up.

    Is that true?
     
  2. bobbylove321

    bobbylove321 BANNED BANNED

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    No, it shouldn't take more than 48 hours MAX. I'd say your problem is due to a low ppc or cpm. I had similar problems in the past, but it changed when I upped the cpc.
     
  3. Undercover

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    Ok thanks! How much should you have as a minimum to get some decent numbers?
     
  4. bobbylove321

    bobbylove321 BANNED BANNED

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    It depends on the words you are using. Google now "expects" ATLEAST $.25-40 cpc to even THINK about competing. This is why I'd stay away from google adwords because it's stupid. I'd recommend youtube advertising.
     
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  5. Undercover

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    again thanks for the advice. much appreciated.
     
  6. Undercover

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    Hmm...I moved my cpc to $0.3 and im still getting NOTHING. any idea why, guys?
     
  7. Undercover

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    did you use a gift code as well?
     
  8. gamingneeds

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    I've been having issues with my account today for the first time ever. What is up?
     
  9. Undercover

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    I have no idea. I thought Google would be less gay than this.
     
  10. Poison

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    I've been having problems too, no one seems to be saying anything about it. I have reach my daily budget is what they keep saying. £60 credit and daily limit of £5 and still nothing. two weeks no impressions and no keywords active, they all say reached daily limit.
     
  11. evertd

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    Did you try doing a search for your term(s) and see if your ad show up?

    I haven't used adwords in a year or so, but used to be ads would start showing up within an hour or two.
     
  12. Poison

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    It would seem this is a problem with new accounts that used a valc'
    Google finally got back to me.

    Hmm, funny on misspelling G oogle =D.
     
  13. visualmagic

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    Yeah, might want to be careful in this niche - or use less competitive keywords
     
  14. vinku

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    how old your account is ?