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Automatic bidding campaigns may not use ad scheduling

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Hello Google Adwords Community,

 

I'm trying to build a contextual targeting campaign in the Display Network. I keep running into the error message, "Action not permitted" and under Advance Settings --> Schedule: I see the following message: "Automatic bidding campaigns may not use ad scheduling."

 

What I tried so far:

I left the setting to "show ads all days and hours." 

Loaded all information from an existing display campaign (that is running). 

Changed to manual bidding.

 

I would like to have my ad show during all days and hours and not put any restrictions on.

 

Thanks for your help. 

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Hello Google Adwords Community,

Thanks for all your help. It ended up being an account access problem.

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Hello Raymond

You can try one more thing under shared library --> Bid strategies--- check whether any of your campaign comes under automatic bidding strategies.

Ana

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Hello Ana A,

There is nothing under the shared library --> bid strategies.
There are other campaigns in the display network that has an automatic bidding strategy. Does this affect the new campaign? I do not want to change any existing campaigns. In the new campaign, I selected that "I'll manually set my bids for clicks."
The "Action Not Permitted" error message shows under the Advance Settings --> Schedule tab.
Thanks for your help.

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Old Campaigns setting won't affect the new one until while creating the new campaign you selected "use the setting from previous campaign" option. Hope you didn't select this setting?

Ana

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Hi Raymond,

You can use ad scheduling even with the automatic bidding though you can not make bid adjustments for ad scheduling when automatic bidding is enabled.

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Re: Automatic bidding campaigns may not use ad scheduling

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Hi @Raymond W

 

If you come across this error while setting up a new campaign by loading settings from an existing campaign, your existing campaign may be using a schedule. Have you tried creating a new campaign without loading any setting from the existing campaign? It should help. 

 

If it doesn't do let us know here. 

 

Thanks
Ratan Jha

 


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Hello Google Adwords Community,

Thanks for all your help. It ended up being an account access problem.