Paused Google AdWords Ads Still Running

Feb 28, 2007 • 8:28 am | comments (5) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google AdWords
 

A bug I reported almost two weeks ago now, Google Advertiser Charged For Paused Campaign in AdWords is still an issue. I have been getting messages left and right from AdWords advertisers who are still noticing this.

There is even a new WebmasterWorld thread with renewed complaints. Google has acknowledged this is a bug and has done so again.

On Feb 27, 2007 at 10:49 am AdWordsAdvisor said:

Confirmed - and my apology for the confusion and inconvenience.

AdWordsAdvisor did say that you will be refunded this information and she did make sure to giggle at a comment by heyday saying;

I guess you can look at it the other way......you get a refund....plus you got some free traffic.

So free traffic isn't bad, is it?

When will it be fixed? Who knows...

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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Comments:

newyorker

02/28/2007 06:49 pm

Well I have been charged over $1500 for clicks accrued while my campaign was paused and after speaking with customer care they informed me that they will not under any circumstances issue a refund - Adwords credit will be issued instead. This has been quite a blow for me and I'm feeling a little helpless ..

Barry Schwartz

02/28/2007 06:57 pm

still free clicks, no?

newyorker

02/28/2007 07:09 pm

Well I would never of spent that amount of money on my adwords campaign - I am a beginner in the field and I was really just experimenting. The clicks were on the content network anyway and although my ads and keywords were highly targeted, thousands of clicks resulted in no sales - from my understanding this has been something of an issue with the content network since Myspace came on board ..

Barry Schwartz

02/28/2007 07:14 pm

Understood. I recommend you pst this at WebmasterWorld and I hope AdwordsAdvisor takes care of you.

newyorker

03/01/2007 04:03 am

Well I posted over there and am waiting for a response from AdWordsAdviser, here's hoping ..

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