Making Bidding Mistakes at Google AdWords ($0.10 Vs. $10.00)

Dec 26, 2006 - 7:29 am 1 by
Filed Under Google Ads

A WebmasterWorld thread admits to possibly making a bidding mistake. For example, this user wanted to bid $0.01 instead of $1.00, but either the individual entered in $1.00 or it was a computer glitch. The same thing happened in an older thread at WebmasterWorld where someone wanted to bid $0.21 but accidently placed a bid of $21.00.

Now, in the later thread the advertiser was refunded the money. Why? Well, no one knows for sure.

AdWordsRep responded to the thread in post number 3174050 saying;

I have seen no details of this particular situation at all, so can't say for sure - but based on four years in AdWords support this sounds to me like a one-time 'courtesy credit' made, on occasion, when an advertiser has made a costly error. Hopefully, surf4soul will correct me if I am mistaken.

Since that November 30th post, no correction has been made, so I will assume it was a one-time courtesy credit.

But what can Google do to help advertisers not make this mistake in the future?

Why not make the two input boxes one for dollars and one for cents. IMHO a lot of advertisers use bids in decimals and this would avoid mistakes with the "." or ",".

It is now officially in the Google AdWords suggestion box and hopefully will be an option for some. But yet others may not like to have to enter in the price into two different boxes, who knows.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.


Popular Categories

The Pulse of the search community


Search Video Recaps

Video Details More Videos Subscribe to Videos

Most Recent Articles

Search Forum Recap

Daily Search Forum Recap: May 24, 2024

May 24, 2024 - 10:00 am
Search Video Recaps

Search News Buzz Video Recap: Google Ranking Volatility, Ads In Google AI Overviews, Sundar Pichai Interview, Heartfelt Helpful Content & More Ad News

May 24, 2024 - 8:01 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

Google: The Site Reputation Abuse Policy Enforcement Not Yet Algorithmic

May 24, 2024 - 7:51 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

Google Search Can Now Index Electronic Publication (EPUB)

May 24, 2024 - 7:41 am

Directory Of Embarrassing Google AI Overviews

May 24, 2024 - 7:31 am
Web Analytics

Google Analytics Real-Time Reports Adds Users In Last 5 Minutes

May 24, 2024 - 7:21 am
Previous Story: Dynamic Keyword Insertion in Your URLs With Google AdWords