Heads Up on Adwords

Just a heads up it looks like almighty Adwords changed something.

When you create a new campaign, the default targeting is now United States AND Canada. I think it used to just be US, so now if you’re running a US only offer, make sure to un-check those bloody Canadians. Oh also…

Dear Google,

When I’ve spent 5 minutes writing ads, picking placements, and adding keywords, please don’t ask for my bid, and then when I click continue log me out of Adwords and log me back in. I lose everything I just did. And it happened to me about 5 times in the last hour. Plz fix this <3. kthxbye, uber


  1. October 23, 2008

    Weird, mines always default Canada anyways so I always have to change it.

  2. October 23, 2008

    ahha candians are great hihihi :) ( cause i am one ) but yeah adwords got some bugs lately i thing they are in a test mode

  3. October 23, 2008

    It has been doing this for a while now. It is really annoying to blow a bunch of clicks in canada for US only offers. I guess its googles way of getting SOMEONE to buy canadian clicks.

  4. October 23, 2008

    yea i noticed that too – strange cause I had to uncheck it and I as like hmmmm

  5. AffiliateAholic
    October 23, 2008

    I hate that shit. It logs me out all the time… glad to know it’s not just me.

  6. October 23, 2008

    i didnt notice that… thanks for the heads up…;-)

  7. October 23, 2008

    Thanks for the heads up.

  8. October 23, 2008

    No shit? Bastards. Thanks man.

  9. October 23, 2008

    It’s always satisfying as a web developer myself that even the big boys with near unlimited resources get it wrong some times ;)

  10. October 24, 2008

    Still defaults to UK for me…

  11. October 24, 2008

    Writing a campaign in AdWords makes me feel like I’m at TicketMaster.com filling out my contact info for an exclusive concert or something. Rushing through to make sure I don’t lose my work (or tickets).

  12. October 24, 2008

    go leafs go! lol

  13. October 24, 2008

    Don’t you just wish they had REAL competition….

  14. spades
    October 24, 2008

    Anyone else having problems getting imps with adwords? What do clicks usually run for myspace? Bidding 1.30 as of right now. Wonder if myspace manually reviews adwords ads or regulates somehow.

  15. October 24, 2008

    Don’t worry I’m having trouble with adword’s as well say i reached my daily limit when i haven’t even gotten any traffic gotta move on to yahoo ads, adcenter

  16. Mike
    October 25, 2008

    google surely cares a lot bout uber…

  17. October 25, 2008

    Thanks for the heads up! I will make sure to double check my next submissions. Does this means that it changes all the ones before?

  18. October 25, 2008

    That’s happened to me before as well. I can’t stand it when any site logs me out. You’d think sites like Adwords could do better.

  19. October 25, 2008

    Are you using the web interface? Why not just use adwords editor – no timeout issues there.

  20. October 27, 2008

    “Bloody Canadians”? I take offense to that and will raise you with “ignorant Americans”. :D

  21. Vit
    October 28, 2008

    Yo! Men, you cool!

  22. October 28, 2008

    google surely cares a lot bout uber…

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  24. October 28, 2008

    I used to get really annoyed typing in great long updates in Adwords to get that darn “your changes were not process, we had a confilct” message.

    I switched to Adwords Editor and life had been very happy since! :)

  25. October 29, 2008

    Google isn’t the only site to log people off after they’ve completed just about everything… though, it does piss me the hell off!

    Oh, and LOL on “Bloody Canadians.” But they get free health care…


  26. October 29, 2008

    Canada is included now, too? That’s interesting. Sorry to hear about the Google bug. That’s so frustrating. Hopefully it gets worked out for you. Good luck!

  27. babat
    October 31, 2008

    thanks for ur short answer, i believe we need more information abt adword.

  28. November 1, 2008

    The Canada change is interesting. I can see the benefit for Google: people will more often include Canada, which allows for more ads to be displayed and Google will make more money. I wonder if there is a benefit for the advertisers like us. Maybe people who would naturally include the United States would also naturally include Canada, so this saves the advertisers a little time (a few seconds) per campaign.

  29. November 2, 2008

    Oh man thanks for the info. Well I just entered adword campagin for my sites and this information really helps me.

  30. November 3, 2008

    Did adwords ever fix this for ya let me know bro!

  31. November 3, 2008

    Thanks for the heads up bro :D

  32. November 3, 2008

    Thanks for pointing out this handy application. Slick!

  33. November 5, 2008

    Thank tpu man I thought tha only I have such problems

  34. November 8, 2008

    How can you still be able to launch new campaigns?

    I have 25 campaigns oin my adwords account all targeted to different areas. When I want to launch a new campaign I have to create a new set of adgroups in a canmpaign thats already existing because 25 campaigns seems to be the limit…

    How do you work around this?


  35. November 8, 2008

    I actually laughed at that comment… I think Digital Point has found your blog, Paul…

  36. November 11, 2008

    lol rofl

  37. November 16, 2008

    Thanks for the heads up!

  38. November 20, 2008

    This is typical of google, i wonder how much it increased there daily revenues from people not noticing.

  39. November 26, 2008

    Hmmm very sneaky. Lucky for me Canadians are welcome on my site lol

  40. November 26, 2008

    Hmm, same here. Annoying as f**k.

  41. November 30, 2008

    Thanks for the info. Luckily canadians carry american cash so it doesnt affect me lol

  42. December 6, 2008

    and newbies make sure that the content network is off…I made that mistake before..

  43. December 7, 2008

    i didnt notice that… thanks for the heads up…;-)

  44. December 20, 2008

    Thanks for this, although I personly prefer bidvertiser.

  45. January 22, 2009

    Well i think the us and canada will soon become one market.

    Thanks for the heads up

  46. August 18, 2009

    I setup an Adwords campaign and pick my keywords. But I DON’T want to pick keywords, I just want to target a website on the content network. How do I do this? Do I just delete my keywords, and also I don’t want to appear on SERPS pages.

  47. August 18, 2009

    You can do it with Placement targeting, where you just need to find out the relevant website to your targeted ads and go live with. No need of any keywords because it works more on the basics of Contextual advertising.

  48. October 8, 2009

    Are you SURE they arnt already running. If you go into an adgroup and hover your pointer over the magnifying glass it will tell you.

  49. October 8, 2009

    Google adwords is an advertisement techniqe where you can register an account to google, and after successfull resgistation they will give a pice of html code to put in your website.

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