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Is there a way to see what changes were made via AdWords editor ?

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Hello,

 

Is there a way to check if a change , in the change history was made via adwords editor instead of the online interface ?

 

Thank you

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Re: Is there a way to see what changes were made via AdWords editor ?

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Hi Adrian,
Afraid not. It's user based, not application based.

I'd be interested to hear about a use case you'd have for this feature in the change history tool though.

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Yes, I had a case where a couple of ad groups had bid adjustments for "mobile" , manual bid adjusments, and I think I may have made those adjustments by mistake through the editor, when trying to set bid adjusments for audiences , instead of the mobile segment, at the ad group level.

 

Since I can only remember wanting to set bid adjustments for audiences, I can't explain how I ended up with bid adjustments at the ad group level for mobiles.

 

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Re: Is there a way to see what changes were made via AdWords editor ?

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Hi Adrian,

 

You can filter change history by Tools > AdWords Editor (among other choices like 'Web Client'). Not sure if that helps or not but figured I'd share.

 

ChangeHistoryFilters.jpg

 

http://www.tewtone.net/images/ChangeHistoryFilters.jpg

 

-Tommy

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Cool, this is what I needed. Thank you.

Re: Is there a way to see what changes were made via AdWords editor ?

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**bleep**. Apologies Adrian. I didn't know that. Thanks Tommy.

You might also want to look into Flexible Bid Strategies that you have set up. I don't think they show in change history yet.

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That is awesome, I did not know that at all and it seems like a really nifty bit of information that could help with accidental uploads via the editor and such.

Thank you Tommy, the information is much appreciated!

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Wait, a mobile bid adjusment such as +50% at the ad group level can be set by a flexible strategy ?

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Happy to help gentlemen! Smiley Happy
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Yes, it seems I made an accidental upload through the Editor, it took me a while to understand why do I have such expensive mobile clicks since the campaign level mobile bid adjustment was minus 90%.

 

This proves that from time to time is is worth asking if there is a setting I don't know about  Smiley Happy

 

Tommy is the King of quick troubleshooting