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Need A laugh? Check out my adwords screw up

Discussion in 'Adwords' started by pbrouse, Oct 10, 2009.

  1. pbrouse

    pbrouse Junior Member

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    I was tweeking one of my campaigns the other day and wanted to set one of my max cpc to $.10 well i didnt double check my work and it ended up being $10 cpc. I did not check on the status of the campaign until i got the email from adwords saying i needed to put more money in the account. :(

    It was a good thing I had the $100 free adwords credit because I was getting a $5 CPC :yield:

    I did end up making 2 sales and that covered the loss of the real money in the account. I figured you all would enjoy a good laugh at my expense. If i told you the product i was promoting you would probably laugh even harder but i will keep that to myself :D
     
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    toxtom BANNED BANNED

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    your product name were- How Pro's Makes money via Adwords?
     
  3. Alex Brooks

    Alex Brooks BANNED BANNED

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    Haha, at least you didn't loose anything/much and made it all back :)
     
  4. blackhit

    blackhit Super Moderator Staff Member Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    This gives me an idea for an ebook.

    I will collect the most embarrassing mistakes people make with Adwords campaigns.

    I'll call the book:

    (S)adwords - Real Life Stories About Losing Real Life Money

    :D
     
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  5. pvaguru

    pvaguru BANNED BANNED

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    LOL! Sadwords. That is definitely something I'd probably buy just to b.s. and have a few laughs. Sort of like those "wildest police videos".
     
  6. loop_keth

    loop_keth Newbie

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    hahah End Well so everything well .:second:
     
  7. pbrouse

    pbrouse Junior Member

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    Glad i could inspire you to write an ebook. Maybe you can sell it as a WSO :D
     
  8. pbrouse

    pbrouse Junior Member

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    Now that would have been a riot and I would have had to share it.
     
  9. Fred2507

    Fred2507 Registered Member

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    Am I missing something?
    If you were almost profitable at $5 per click, for the love of god, go bid $2-$3 and see what happens.. you might make alot of money!!
     
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    Did anyone laugh at this story.

    I think the happy ending at the end didn't make it funny.
     
  11. geezer101

    geezer101 Junior Member

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    my adwords editor was set to target US by default. I uploaded a huge campaign and blew £500 before I realised i'd forgotten to change it. Lesson learnt: promoting a uk only product in the US doesn't convert. OP at least you got 2 sales that's all I can say...
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  12. pbrouse

    pbrouse Junior Member

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    I only made $20 and I only made this because I had a $100 free credit from g00gle.
     
  13. pbrouse

    pbrouse Junior Member

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    I figured someone would laugh at my mistake even though I made a little bit of money. Its a good thing i didnt have $1000.00 in the account because i would have not checked it until it was almost all gone.
     
  14. AdisLCS

    AdisLCS Power Member

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    I can laugh now but I did same thing long time ago, just I set clicks to $15 instead $0.15, lost about $150 or so. But back than I did spend almost 15K a month on PPC with great ROI so it was not that bad, still sucked
    I guess - "Übung macht den Meister"
    btw
    (S)Adwords is hilarious, you should trademark it,lol

     
  15. emilex

    emilex Regular Member

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    And then we all would cry because it would be better to give us that money for beer than bigG for nothing :p
     
  16. pbrouse

    pbrouse Junior Member

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    I wish i had gotten into internet marketing back in the good days.

    lol
     
  17. minjo

    minjo Newbie

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    I can't laugh at this as the other day in adwords group I saw a home mum begging for a support to cancel her adwords spending in $34,000 in just one day. She said she just learned from an ebook overnight and making a test playing with ppc.

    Suprisingly, I saw a Google support guy posted that Google might give her a compensation so long as she would be in contact with Google personally, but then thread closed so I didn't know the rest of the story.

    Your case is nothing compared to hers :D

    This one really funny and makes me LOL :p
     
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  18. bert6911

    bert6911 Registered Member

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    When your new to adwords, they dont let you blow through 34k in one day. You would be lucky if they let you spend 1k per day.

    I think this "mum" is telling fibs...