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New Rules to Google Adwords Vouchers

Discussion in 'Adwords' started by ub3rst4r, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. ub3rst4r

    ub3rst4r Junior Member

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    I'm not sure if anyone else has heard but I got this email from Google today. I guess they have changed it so now you need to deposit at least $25 USD into your account before you can get the $100. Here is the details:

    Any opinions on this change and/or how its going to affect you?
     
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  2. MaverickonRoids

    MaverickonRoids Power Member

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    LOL

    It just means that they caught on to people using the "Google Ad Voucher Method". To be honest, it's about time they cracked down on that. It's been a loophole for quite some time now.
     
  3. sonicpunk32

    sonicpunk32 Regular Member

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    That explains the maintenance they were doing on Sep 22.
     
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  4. pasenseoso

    pasenseoso Power Member

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    shit... that's why some coupons i bought expired!
     
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    YugiMutou Junior Member

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    so basically its too late to use my ad word coupon ? at the same time would this give momentum to bing lately I've been hearing people jumpin of the G wagon and running towards the BING train am I right ?
     
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    Minarik1987 Junior Member

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    What happens to the adwords accounts that coupons already added will the $100 disappear afeter september 30? I haven't start my campaign yet.
     
  7. sonicpunk32

    sonicpunk32 Regular Member

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    All the old long format vouchers (XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXX) have expired. They were on the old system. The new vouchers (XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXX), well, some of them are still on the old system, if you're lucky enough to have them. The majority of them are on the new system. But after the 30th, all of them will be on the new system.

    Nothing. You get to keep your credit.
     
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    frigideru Registered Member

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    Will the market be invaded by $25 vccs? :)
     
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    asritad Junior Member

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    but then what about the manual payment option ?
     
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    doel82 Newbie

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    Yes, I can also email the same ..
     
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    B. Friendly BANNED BANNED

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    Uh, yeah. Good luck with that, Google. They are targeting businesses that are ramping-up for Christmas.

    I bet their policy changes back in January. I don't think they are going to make any money. There isn't any exuberance in the market, and there won't be until after November.
     
  12. Hartwigm

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    It's funny, I actually think this is a good thing. It makes duping adwords that much harder but still allows for the possibility. This means that adwords will no longer be flooded with fake accounts allowing for those of us with a keen sense for PPC to somewhat skirt under the radar. Honestly, 25 dollars for 125 dollars of advertising is still an insanely profitable exchange, especially if you understand the principles behind PPC.
     
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    yup but what sucks is that you can no longer create multiple accounts unless you got many cc's to use to fire up an advertising through ga...
     
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    Yes, its been a known loophole for a long time. Anyway you can still use the method but with an initial investment on 25 dollar, this of course depending on the payment method, not sure if you could use the same CC for different accounts.
     
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    Well, this kind of messes up my whole scheme...will have to rethink my methods now.
     
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    aygabtu Newbie

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    Sounds like google is trying to get rid of fraud by having users invest a little before they get $100 credit free. Still a great deal, but not if you were taking advantage of the system.
     
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    The $100 is still there. If you got the email on time you should have been able to load up before the 30th.
     
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    At first I thought this was going to cut down on the many people who use this method, but then I thought, yeah, you're right. $25 for $125 of advertising is still a great deal, if done right. And if anything, I think this creates a new business venture for people who can setup accounts, using whatever credit card method they can do to make them "disposable" in a sense. So, I think something like pre-paid credit cards will see a huge boom to their profits, for this very purpose.

    So, for example, new business model can be:

    setup X amount of pre-paid credit card accounts with $25 in it, then reselling them in bulk

    then partner those bulk pre-paid cc accounts with bulk adwords accounts

    then match each account with a $100 voucher

    Done. I think people would pay for this service if someone can setup bulk pre-paid credit cards.
     
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    keithesaf Newbie

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    Good idea. I would sure be interested if somebody could do this.
     
  20. Minarik1987

    Minarik1987 Junior Member

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    The good thing I stock lots of accounts with $100 on it. Its still working great for me without spending $25 first.