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charged more than max CPC

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Hi.

I started an ad campaign with manually max CPCs. For a group it is 1.4$. But I've changed a little CPCs for particular keywords.

No Enhanced CPC

Search network only

No additional settings (location, devices, schedule) are set up

 

Here is the issue: For a word with manually set up max CPC of 0.5$ I got 3.96$ CPC on average (i had only 1 click, so this is basically the cost of the auction). I have the same situation with other 3 keywords that were clicked - charged more than my max CPC.

 

Could you please explain why is that?

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Re: My CPCs are higher than my manual max CPC settings

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Hi,

 

have the same problem.

the only thing is that my schedule is empty. No additional settings.

And still my average is way higher than my max CPC (manually set up)...

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Re: charged more than max CPC

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Is it possible that your bids were set higher than what the image you shared shows, even if just for a short time?  If so, it could be that your account information was populated to the various ad servers and that some clicks accrued before you reposted the lower bids.


Theresa
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