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Minnimum Bidding Amount.

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I've got a guide for beginners that tells me the bid must be $1 and a welcome email that says it must be $2. Can anyone clarify which is correct?

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Hello Fruit !  Welcome to the Community !

 

The minimum bid is 0,01 $ . I suspect that your welcome mail is not from Google.

 

You can read about it here

 

http://adwords.blogspot.ro/2006/01/common-adwords-misconception-explained.html

 

and also an updated explanation here

 

https://www.en.adwords-community.com/t5/Improve-results/Reducing-AVG-CPC-with-QS-10/m-p/150346/highl...

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Hello Fruit !  Welcome to the Community !

 

The minimum bid is 0,01 $ . I suspect that your welcome mail is not from Google.

 

You can read about it here

 

http://adwords.blogspot.ro/2006/01/common-adwords-misconception-explained.html

 

and also an updated explanation here

 

https://www.en.adwords-community.com/t5/Improve-results/Reducing-AVG-CPC-with-QS-10/m-p/150346/highl...

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Thanks for that!

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if you know the name of the company from which you got this email stating the minimum bid, please complain about them. https://support.google.com/adwords/contact/gap_complaint

Google third party policy states that this is deceptive business practice.
https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/152979?hl=en

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@Sasirenka

 

It seems that Fruit1 user represents a non-profit organisation taking part in the Google Grants. They have different rules.

For them the maximum bid is 2 $ , not the minimum and they can only use manual bidding not automatic.

 

https://support.google.com/nonprofits/answer/1332166?hl=en

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@Adrian B thanks for the clarification.