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Can i change my setttings back to a date in the past???

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Hi,

 

My ads were producing a 50%-80% ROI in July 20011. In August I changed a number of my settings based on Adwords automated advice. My ROI dropped into the negative numbers and I was all of the sudden losing money. Is theer a way to revert to my settings on a certain day to take my campaign back to August 4th, 2011????

 

Thanks in advance for any help!!!

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If you downloaded your whole campaign with AdWords Editor and took a backup of it before you started making changes, you´d just have to upload it again.

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Hi there, 

 

There are some great ideas here, but just to clarify, there is no button to revert your account back to the settings that is was at previously. Checking your change history to see what settings you had is a good start, but even reverting back to these settings manually, won't guarantee you have the same performance as when you had these settings previously. Sorry can't be more help here!

 

Hope that helps.

 

A. 

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hello qcsquality; welcome;


Check your account  history. I don't  know if it goes that far back

See further details:

http://support.google.com/adwords/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=2454137

 

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Hi qcsquality ,

 

In account history, you can see changes dating back two years.

 

Here are the various change types tracked in your history:

  • Ad: Actions taken to create, edit, pause, resume or delete an ad
  • Budget: Adjustments to your campaign's budget
  • CPC: Adjustments to your maximum cost-per-click (CPC) bids
  • Distribution: Changes to the network settings chosen for a campaign 
  • Keyword: Actions taken to add, pause, resume, or delete keywords; adjustments to a keyword-level maximum cost-per-click (CPC) bid or destination URL
  • Status: Actions taken to pause, resume, or delete a campaign or ad group
  • Targeting: Adjustments to a campaign's location or language targeting

 

Also note that these are only logs, i don't think there's a functionality which lets you automatically revert back to your old settings.

 

Even if you somehow manage to recreate all your old settings, i don't think you'll get the same results as before.

 

Hope this helps.

 

Ankit

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If you downloaded your whole campaign with AdWords Editor and took a backup of it before you started making changes, you´d just have to upload it again.
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Hi there, 

 

There are some great ideas here, but just to clarify, there is no button to revert your account back to the settings that is was at previously. Checking your change history to see what settings you had is a good start, but even reverting back to these settings manually, won't guarantee you have the same performance as when you had these settings previously. Sorry can't be more help here!

 

Hope that helps.

 

A.