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(Formerly known as "Google AdWords", and different from "Google AdSense") Google Ads is an online advertising platform offered by Google, where advertisers bid to display brief advertisements, service offerings, product listings, or videos to web users. It can place ads both in the results of search engines like Google Search, and on non-search websites, mobile apps, and videos. Services are offered under a pay-per-click (PPC) pricing model.

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How to delete, not cancel google ads account?

I create a lots of google ads account. I follow this guide: https://support.google.com/google-ads/answer/2424604?co=ADWORDS.IsAWNCustomer%3Dfalse&hl=en But it only tells you how to cancel google ...
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Managing multiple Adwords accounts from one Google account

I have a Gmail account linked to numerous Analytics accounts, and a couple of Adwords accounts - that is, I can track stats from a dozen or so sites, and have administration rights for a couple of ...
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Interpreting Full Referrer in Google Analytics

I pay for advertising through google adwords, and I'm watching to ensure I'm not paying for fake clicks. (I'm new at this). I have setup Google Analytics and I'm not sure how to interpret the FULL ...
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My Competitor is bidding my brand name in their ads. How I could outrank their ads?

My competitor is using my brand as their keyword. I am running a resort at example.com and when the user type my brand name "example" on Google search my competitor domain is in first position. How ...
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How to autopause Google Adwords if server is down?

Should I write my own monitoring script and use Adwords API to pause the campaigns if my server is down, or there is a simple way to do it? I don't want to use 3rd party software, because the task ...
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Google Ads targeting my already long term customers. How to fix this?

My company provides web based services on long term (years) contract basis. My customers would regularly visit my website to access the updates about their account. But all my customers have noticed ...
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I can see traffic coming from google ads, even though I don't have any google ads running, how is that possible?

I can see "googleads.g.doubleclick.net/pagead/ads...." as a referrer on my website. However I am not running any google ads. So how am I getting the traffic? Here's the complete URL http://googleads....
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What search statistics are most reliable?

I'm doing some research into the SEO of one my websites and looking at different keywords and the search traffic they generate. Let's say I have a search term I'm ranked number one for a keyword and ...
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Referrals from googleads.g.doubleclick.net . I don't have adwords running

I am seeing referrals from googleads.g.doubleclick.net in Google Analytics reports off late. They are very sparse but it's there. I am confused as I understand this may be referral from AdWords but I ...
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Display only visits referred from a Google Adwords campain

I want to only display visits to my site which were sent by my Google Adwords campain preferably in the Visitors overview page. I've tried filtering with 'Advanced Segments' but when I select "Paid ...
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I suspect our agency artificially increased traffic

I had a first suspicion when I compared our previous CPC campaign, managed in house with the one who was done by agency. In previous campaign there was no traffic increase from organic traffic, while ...
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How can I prevent invalid clicks on my AdWords campaigns?

I was wondering if there is anyway you can block or exclude people from submitting multiple fake ip's online . For example I have a google pay-per-click campaign set up on adwords. I downloaded a ...
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Is it possible to "anti optimise" Google AdWords for users who carry out a particular action?

We are using Google AdWords Ads to drive traffic to a site. The site has two contact forms on it each with a separate "thank you page" to track conversions. The contact forms are as follows: ...
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What are "environment target actions" in Google AdWords HTML5 ads?

Google AdWords documentation for ad formats list several requirements for creating ads in HTML5. One of the requirements is: For environment target actions, timer and multiple exits are not ...
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Why do my web logs not correspond with the number of clicks from adwords?

I set up a small site a while back and I've never used Adwords before so I thought I'd give it a spin. Basically the problem is that on a given day Google might report that I have had my ad clicked 50 ...
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Analytics vs AdWords E-Commerce Data - doesn't add up - Attribution?

Adwords imports E-Commerce tracking from Analytics. Under AdWords > All Campaigns > Conversion Value for a given period it says €7.004,70 For the same period in Analytics it says €7,912.97 under ...
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Is it possible to create a "all keywords in adgroup must contain X"?

I run a Google AdWords campaign with (amongst others) the following AdGroups: Accounting Accounting non profits in each group I have a bunch of keywords. I use broad match with a + before it. Like: ...
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Tracking AdWord ads with different text in Google Analytics

I'm trying to see how the text in my Google AdWords ads affects my metrics in Analytics. I have auto-linking enabled, so I figured I would be able to automatically see this in Analytics. ...
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What is a good click through rate (CTR)

I'm new to adwords and I'm trying to figure out what a good click through rate on my ads would be. Does anyone have any guidelines?
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Can I split a $50 coupon from Google Adwords across multiple campaigns?

I'm receiving free coupons for Google Adwords Can I split the $50 into $10 for each website running campaigns? Is this possible?
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Local Campaign Strategy - Core Towns vs Extended Service Area

I'm a local service business that services 5 core towns very well but we also service 10-15 towns frequently but can't provide nearly the same level of service as the core 5 towns. What's a "Best ...
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Javascript - Detect if user is coming from a Google Adwords ad

Is it possible to detect if my visitors are coming to my website via a Google Adwords Ad? It would like to change the telephone number for those users only, that way I can measure the success of my ...
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How to get the original search string with Google Adwords ValueTrack?

I've been using a Google Adwords tracking template to get the original search string that brought the visitor to my website. https://example.com/landing?target={lpurl}&keyword={keyword} The ...
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How to determine the amount to spend per phrase on Adwords research?

My company would like to start a PPC advertising campaign. Whilst I understand the concept and how to set everything up from a technical point of view, this is something I've never done before. ...
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Convert AdSense earnings into AdWords

Does anybody know how to convert AdSense earnings into AdWords? By placing AdSense banners on a website, the webmaster collects some "potential" through the means of money + taxes + other routine ...
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Save / Bookmark Google Ads Keyword Planner Search

I couldn't find anyway to save Google Keyword Planner search results. Copy pasting the url results in loss of data. I don't like to put filters everytime I use this tool. So what is the way to save a ...
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How to exclude Windows desktop from Google Ads

I have a macOS desktop application that I am trying to advertise using a Google Ads Search ad. The application does not work on mobile and it does not work on Windows. After some research, I have made ...
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Do AdWords conversions only track AdWords visitors?

I have set up an AdWords conversion and put the conversion tracking JS code on a test page. However, I don't see any conversions tracked when I visit it. Does the AdWords conversion tracking only ...
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Sudden "organic" traffic growing after AdWords campaign starting

The situation: My site had no organic traffic from Google. It has some referral traffic. After I have launched adwords, my "organic" traffic increased, but not "paid" and no money has been spent in ...
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What is "undetermined" mention in Google Analytics?

Is there anyone who has an idea why I find the mention "undetermined" in the statistics keywords of my Google Analytics account. This mention seems to be associated only with my display network ...
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Does Google AdWords care about duplicate content?

Our site offers several families of products, all of which have a common set of configurations. For simplicity's sake, we'll say we offer products A, B and C, each with configurations 1, 2 and 3 ...
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Ad words conversion without GDPR consent

Is it possible to track Google Ad conversions on a marketing site, cookieless and without the GDPR consent? There are articles like such that explain that you can create a hash combining the IP ...
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How to include canceled Adwords account user credential to invited account?

I need share my AdWords account with another user therefore, as AdWords usual way I send him an invitation. From his end he cannot activate the AdWords shared account with his current Google ...
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Google AdWords have flagged my site as containing malware

However, there Webmaster Tools does not - and never has. And we have never had a message via Webmaster Tools or Analytics that we have malware. To quote Google: [The Malware Team] have looked at ...
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AdWords: how to optimize for only one or two conversion types?

I've checked: "Use my conversion tracking data and bids to optimize for conversions". I have 3 conversion types, but one of these is not relevant in terms of the optimization. How do I get AdWords ...
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Google AdWords "gclid" and Matomo [Offline Conversion Upload]

I recently set up a a Google AdWords campaign for a site. I've enable auto tagging so that Google could append it's "gclid" to the URL. All of the conversions happen offline, so I need the ...
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Should translated English keywords pointing to local language landing page be in a separate Campaign / Ad group or same as original?

We have done quite a bit of testing with driving local traffic using English terms (eg. used cars Stockholm) instead of local language terms (begagnade bilar Stockholm). Basically, English keywords ...
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Analytics imported conversions show as "No recent conversions"

I have imported a few goals from Analytics into Google Ads, but they show as "No recent conversions": The reason it's confusing me is that there are quite a few conversions in Analytics. I believe ...
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Run a Google Adwords campaign during particular times for multiple time zones

Is it possible to have a Google Adwords campaign covering lots of countries and lots of different time zones, and to have ads showing only during particular times of day as per those time zones? For ...
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Adwords: Is there a drawback to setting a really high max CPC to learn what works faster?

I'm toying with increasing my max CPC really high on all my keywords so ensure my ad gets shown in the top spot on page one in order to draw more clicks. I think this will be a good way to quickly ...
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the zen of adwords

I'm a hardcore developer gone freelance and I'm getting more and more requests for adwords from my clients. I've just started to read up on it, and of course I'm starting with wikipedia and have moved ...
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Google Adwords: What is the difference between automatic pricing and manual pricing?

Do you use the Google adWord automatic pricing (provide the upper limit you would like to spend), or do you manually adjust and set the the bid price = first page bid min. price? According to Google, ...
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How to save money on AdWords?

Currently I am spending quite a lot on Google AdWord for search campaign, I am looking at methods to save money while maintaining the clicks. I have tried to switch from automatic pricing to manual ...
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Deeplink into Google Adwords admin web UI

I am writing a tool to help manage Google Adwords campaigns. I would like to be able to deep-link to the page for an adgroup in the Adwords web UI from my tool. For example, the following is the URL ...
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AdWords: unauthorised use of trademark in keywords

I recently identified 2 companies who are actively targeting ads through Google AdWords using our trademark (registered in the UK). I filed a complaint with Google, although they are not willing to ...
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Adwords traffic showing up in Analytics as organic traffic, not paid?

I've got Adsense ads running driving PPC traffic to my site. When I go into Google Analytics under the tab Traffic Sources > Search > Organic, I get all the search terms people have come through for. ...
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Linking it to Adwords to Google Search Console + Cannot Verify http:// property

I have a problem with linking my Google Adwords to my Search Console and have tried to reverse engineer the issue to no avail. Go to Adwords > Tools and Settings > Linked Accounts > Search ...
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How to get Google to reevaluate a landing page for AdWords

We have a Google AdWords campaign with bad results. Upon investigating, I realized that Google deems the landing page to be below average for most of the keywords. I've now made changes, but don't see ...
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All of my Google AdWords accounts are suspended because I used the same credit card?

I do not understand why my account was suspended for "suspicious payment info". The issue started when I set up my new campaign and added my billing information. The campaign continued to have in ...
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Facebook pixel/Google Adwords conversion tracking setup when running multiple types of ad for the same landing page

Let's say I have a page test.com/page which I'm running ads for. I'm using both Google Adwords and Facebook Ads. In order to track Adwords conversion, I need to call the below function every time ...
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