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Google AdWords Editor Bulk Upload Error: Ads aren't loading

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I'm trying to bulk upload new 7 campaigns, ad groups, keywords and ads through AdWords Editor. Everything has come through correctly accept the ads for 3 of my campaigns.

I'm getting an error message in AdWords Editor:
'Error: 1 App install ads aren't allowed in "Search Network only" or "Search Network with Display Select" campaigns. Remove the app install ad.

All my ads have been copied from correctly set up ads and should be Search Network Only and are for an app download.

Not sure what I need to check or change in my master csv in order to upload the ads correctly.

Please help! Smiley Happy

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Google AdWords Editor Bulk Upload Error: Ads aren't loading

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AdWords can be a bit finicky when you are trying to upload ads via spreadsheet. An error in any column can trigger somewhat indecipherable error messages, in my experience.

 

Did you try this method, it has always worked for me:

 

First download your current ads (manually create a single ad, if you don't have any yet).  Then carefully compare each column in the resulting spreadsheet, to what you're trying to upload. 

 

Or better yet: use the downloaded spreadsheet as the template, copying your ad data into it. 

 

hth

Google AdWords Editor Bulk Upload Error: Ads aren't loading

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Google Employee

Editor cannot create new campaigns of type "Search Network - Mobile app installs" (for certain technical reasons). When you copy/paste such a campaign, the resulting new campaign becomes plain Search Network. And AdWords doesn't allow app install ads in plain Search Network campaigns.

 

The workaround is to create empty "Search Network - Mobile app installs" campaigns manually in the online interface, then sync them to Editor. Editor would then be able to populate them with ad groups and keywords and ads and such.

Google AdWords Editor Bulk Upload Error: Ads aren't loading

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Thanks for the answer. Next question - how do I create an empty 'Search Network - Mobile app installs' campaign? Sorry if that's a really basic question!

Google AdWords Editor Bulk Upload Error: Ads aren't loading

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Google Employee

https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/6309969

 

When you get to "Create your new ad group" section, instead of following the steps, scroll to the bottom and click "Cancel new ad group" button. You will end up with an empty campaign having no ad groups or anything else (except location targets, I think - those are set up on "create campaign" page; you can delete or adjust them later, in the online interface or in Editor).