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How to delete, not cancel google ads account?

Once an individual adwords account is canceled, go to Tools & Settings > Setup > Account access and remove your own access to the account. This will remove the account from the list of accounts ...
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Interpreting Full Referrer in Google Analytics

As John says, this is fake traffic known as "referral spam". This morning I had about 80% of my "traffic" coming from this same domain. Rest assured, you are not paying Google for these clicks. The ...
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My Competitor is bidding my brand name in their ads. How I could outrank their ads?

Paid Listings Ranking System: Google's Paid Listings has a very simple equation, in determining the positioning of all of their Paid Listings. Your advert's positioning is referred to as its Ad Rank....
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Google Ads targeting my already long term customers. How to fix this?

Its a waste to show my already existing customers my company ads. It isn't, but we won't address using remarketing to drive referrals, reviews and upsells in in this question. To combat segmenting ...
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Local Campaign Strategy - Core Towns vs Extended Service Area

Campaign 1: Core Towns Primary campaign with most of your budget that is your primary focus. Target the geographic area that all towns cover Targeting config: Reach people in, regularly in, or who’ve ...
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Can I split a $50 coupon from Google Adwords across multiple campaigns?

Yes, you absolutely can. Coupons are applied at the account level, and the promotional amount will be deducted as it is spent, independent of how many campaigns that you have. All billing happens at ...
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Why does my remarketing audience in Google Analytics show 0 eligible audience?

If you have only just created the list it will take some time to populate; whilst it forecasts how many people would have been added over the past 7 days, it won't add people retrospectively. Only ...
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AdWords Search Phrases don't make sense

First off, I would like to answer your question. With Google AdWords, you have 3 different keyword match types, which are 1. broad, 2. "phrase" and 2. [exact match]. When you add your keywords to your ...
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Calculating Session Duration for Single Page Website (Google Analytics)

Yes, custom events would solve the problem. Please, check Non-Interaction Events in order to understand that you can create events that do not affect time or bounce. In this case, I will use the ...
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I suspect our agency artificially increased traffic

I think you have made a big mistake. What you are most likely seeing is finally the result of a cleverly run AdWords campaign. The suspicious words +very +best +product that you dislike are almost ...
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Interpreting Full Referrer in Google Analytics

I've got the same from lots of spam referral doamins and I want to share a PHP code that you may include in your header.php or something else. With this code you can redirect the spam domain to ...
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Interpreting Full Referrer in Google Analytics

Google Analytics now has a Referral Exclusion List. Select your property, go to Admin, then Tracking Info, then Referral Exclusion List. I just started using this feature to block 4webmasters and some ...
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How to get the original search string with Google Adwords ValueTrack?

The functionality you are looking for is not available. Google documents all the available value track parameters here. From that document, {keyword} is as you describe: For the Search Network: ...
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Can not accept adWords managing invitation

As what @Josip Ivic pointed out, One Google account means for all Google features - If you log in to your adsense account, you will see in settings menu about other products of google and there you ...
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Can not accept adWords managing invitation

Looks like I've done thing in a wrong way. Instead of inviting manager from managing account I should request access TO managing account (user@gmail.com) FROM manager's account by managing account (...
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How can I get Google to display a yellow "Ad" icon for my site using AdWords?

You have to advertise on your own branded search terms. Check Search console for the keywords people most often use to reach your site and add them to your AdWords list.
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Indirect conversions from Adwords

Assisted Conversions Assuming your Adwords account is connected to a Google Analytics property you can find this information on the 'Assisted Conversions' section of Analytics. Conversions > Multi-...
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Adwords Tracking Template URL requires Google Analytics vals?

If by "parameters that Google Analytics uses to track Adwords clicks" you're referring to the GCLID, then as long as you have "auto-tagging" enabled, the GCLID will be automatically happened at the ...
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How to work with Google AdWords Third Party?

I'll first respond to closetnoc's response. The reason you hand over your account to an agency is because you either don't want to or don't have the expertise to do it yourself. This is no different ...
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Any way to see my own google ad?

Google has an ad preview tool for this purpose. It allows you to set the targeting to ensure that your ad shows up to the correct users.
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AdsBot-Google visiting domain which no longer has advertisements

This crawler is unlikely to be hurting your site in any way. I'd continue to allow it. You would need to do so if you want to resume advertising. According to http://www.botreports.com/user-agent/...
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Should I create a separate Campaign for each product I offer or should I keep them inside one Campaign?

Campaign vs Ad Group: Both would work fine as at ad group level you will have the specific keyword(s) and ad. The general recommendation is to create campaign/ad group based on website structure. ...
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Should I remove keywords that have no impressions from an Adwords campaign?

Generally No, it shouldn't have any impact on campaign performance. If they are not getting impressions then you can pause or delete to make your campaign look clean. If you are thinking to build ...
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How to bulk create AdWords campaigns, ad groups, ads and keywords using a single CSV?

To answer my own question, the trick is to leave the irrelevant fields empty, e.g. This document describes one campaign and one ad group. Bid Strategy Type,Budget,Campaign state,Campaign subtype,...
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Why did organic search traffic increase at the same time paid campaigns were stopped?

That's not really that surprising, and suggests that you have some decent organic rankings. Imagine users are searching for a product you sell, and they see your ad listing before your organic ...
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Deeplink into Google Adwords admin web UI

My solution, for the account level: https://adwords.google.com/aw/overview?__e=1234567890 If the account ID is 123-4567-890.
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Facebook pixel/Google Adwords conversion tracking setup when running multiple types of ad for the same landing page

In order to get a conversion from Adwords is required an initial click, so, the answer to your question is that there will be no problem at all. On Facebook, you can see all the conversions for all ...
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All of my Google AdWords accounts are suspended because I used the same credit card?

Only Google can say why your card was considered, "suspicious." This is usually because they believe it is fraudulent in some manner (for instance, it's not your card). Although the support page is ...
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Can I use Google Analytics to implement offline conversion tracking?

I will start with the caveat that I know the Google Analytics / Google Tag Manager end of things, but am not familiar with Google Ads. However, there are only 4 types of goals in GA and only two of ...
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