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Ad groups without any targeting

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Hello, I had my campaign set up before xmas for Product listing ads - which i paused over the xmas break and habe now restarted. However I am getting the error -

 

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Some of your ad groups contain ads but don't have any enabled keywords or other types of targeting. As a result, these ads aren't showing. You must add targeting to these ad groups for the ads to show.

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I thought PLA's did not need keywords?

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Thank for all the tips but its randomly back on today..

 

shall have to assume a google glitch

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Hello huggettem

Its simple that the mesage is telling your keywords are not Enabled . Did you check it?

 

 

Azad

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Hi, it gives me the option to dimiss it - but that won't start them showing again would it?

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Hi Huggettm,

 

If you dismiss the error it will not automatically enable your keywords. You need to manually enable them.

 

Where to find your keyword status

 

All the best for your campaign.

Cheers!
SaiChand T

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Hi SaiChand,

 

But I use the Product listing ads option so I have no keywords.

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Hi Huggettm,

 

Is your Google Merchant Center account linked to your AdWords account properly?

 

Learn how to link Google Merchant Center account and AdWords account.

 

List your products next to Google search results and ads.

Cheers!
SaiChand T

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In addition, I found this article to be very informative - It covers a lot about PLA campaigns.

 

http://support.google.com/adwords/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=2456103

 

Where are you seeing the error message? At what level of the adwords UI? This is not an error message in the adwords editor is it?

 

Just to be clear, you are not accruing any impressions for the campaign since the time it was re-enabled?

Tom

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Thank for all the tips but its randomly back on today..

 

shall have to assume a google glitch