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Ad scheduling and standard delivery

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I am using ad scheduling so that my ads don't run in the wee hours of the night (my testing has shown that I rarely get conversions then). I am also using standard ad delivery where ads are run evenly over time. Does Google divide up my daily budget over the whole 24 hours of a day or is it re-calculated for the shorter time of day that my ads run?

 

On a related note, if I change my scheduling, bids or budget mid-day, is everything recalculated for the remainder of the day?

 

I hope that makes sense.

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Re: Ad scheduling and standard delivery

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Hi frippy,

 

Google attempts to use your daily budget in whatever period you have your ads running so if your daily budget is £10 a day, it'll spend £10 whether you run 24 hours a day or just 15 (it's one reason why ad scheduling is a good idea).

 

The second point is slightly more complex.  Google tries hard to be "smart" about the delivery of your ads and the use of the budget so it's not really possible to say that you're 12 hours into the day therefore you've used 50% of your budget.  Also, the interface isn't "live" so there may be clicks unreported at the time of the change.  All I can really say is that Google will try to adjust to your changes, but it may not be precise.  Bear in mind that spend is calculated over a billing period and that daily spend may exceed the set budget by 20% in any given day.

 

Jon

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Hi frippy,

 

Google attempts to use your daily budget in whatever period you have your ads running so if your daily budget is £10 a day, it'll spend £10 whether you run 24 hours a day or just 15 (it's one reason why ad scheduling is a good idea).

 

The second point is slightly more complex.  Google tries hard to be "smart" about the delivery of your ads and the use of the budget so it's not really possible to say that you're 12 hours into the day therefore you've used 50% of your budget.  Also, the interface isn't "live" so there may be clicks unreported at the time of the change.  All I can really say is that Google will try to adjust to your changes, but it may not be precise.  Bear in mind that spend is calculated over a billing period and that daily spend may exceed the set budget by 20% in any given day.

 

Jon

AdWords Top Contributor Google+ Profile | Partner Profile | AdWords Audits

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Much appreciated!