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Increase traffic by adding x potential new keywords

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Hello,

 

Whenever I view my Ad Groups Adwords gives an information as "Increase traffic by adding 10 potential new keywords View" where View is a link. Clicking on the link takes me to Ideas where it says "There are currently no ideas for your account. However, these automated ideas are refreshed every few weeks, so please check again soon."

 

The number in information message differs from 5 to 83, but actually never showed a single keyword idea or nothing. Is it bugged? The page only shows me some Best Practices.

 

Am I missing a step?

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I have not heard of this happening to anyone before now.

Let me check around and see what I can find out.

Theresa
Google AdWords Top Contributor
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Thank you very much. This service would be great if it would work actually.
Will wait for your findings.

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Community Manager
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Community Manager
Hi Theresa and Gratas,

I've requested our technical specialists to look into this. We should hear an update soon.

Thanks,
Mini

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Hello. I have had the same problem for months. Supposedly there are 145 potential new keywords for my ads. I have gotten into the habit of just clicking "dismiss", since it always says "There are currently no ideas for your account" after I click "view".

 

The message is annoying. I haven't reported it, because I probably have enough keywords as it is (and I don't want Google to re-evaluate all of my ads, and then decline some ads for odd reasons).

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I see this too, and have been for quite a while... !

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Today, I received a notice of "21 potential new keywords".  But today was different.  When I clicked on "view", there was a different/new screen and the new keywords were added.

 

HOWEVER, it doesn't work like it used to.  Instead of adding the new keywords to an existing ad group, it suggests to create a new ad group, and it adds the new keywords to the new adgroup (under the same/existing campaign).

 

This caught me off guard, because I saw a new ad group in my campaign and wondered how it got there. I didn't realize that the "potential new keywords" functionality created the new ad group. Before this problem, when the "potential keywords" worked well, it only offered new keywords to existing ad groups...and that's my preference.