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Spending limit defined by your account-level budget reached.

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 But I've just created the account, nothing was spent yet? I've even tried changing the budget to $500, $5000 and still the error. Is this a bug ?

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Re: Spending limit defined by your account-level budget reached.

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Rising Star

Hi there,


What's the billing method you're using? One possible reason is that you're using Manual Payments and funds in your account are nearing a nil balance. Could you check the campaigns page for accrued cost and the Billing page to see what's the available balance? In some cases, available funds might take some time be updated against the campaign spend and hence the error.


Let me know what you see and we can troubleshoot from there.


- Sumanth

Sumanth Sridhar

Re: Spending limit defined by your account-level budget reached.

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Della T,

Adding on the Sumath answer about Billing method.


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