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Ad not showing due to similar keyword

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Hi All,

 

I have just created an account, added billing info etc..

 

I have only added 1 keyword but I have the message:

"Your ad isn't being shown for this keyword because there may be other ads within your account that are ranked higher and have similar keywords"

 

I don't have any other keywords or anything?

 

Kindest Regards

 

Jamie

Re: Ad not showing due to similar keyword

Top Contributor Alumni
# 2
Top Contributor Alumni

Hi Jamie

 

Just to clarify, you have one campaign, one approved ad and only one keyword within your account?

 

Tom Wilson
Freelance Adwords & Google Shopping Consultant

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Re: Ad not showing due to similar keyword

Badged Google Partner
# 3
Badged Google Partner
James,

Ads can take up o 24 hours to be approve.
The system only works when
1) billing is in place,
2) Keywords and Ads are Created and Live
3) Ads have been approved ( usually within 24 hours)

Make sure the adds are approved for that Ad group. Sometimes the error messages can get a bit wonky when you just start out.

You can look at the Ad preview Tool to see if your ad is live or not and will show you what the conflicts are, if any.
http://www.google.com/adpreview

More info on ad preview:
https://support.google.com/adwords/express/answer/1692506?hl=en