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To Use This Strategy, Remove The Strategies Applied To Your Keywords

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I successfully added a new bidding strategy when I upgraded my account to enhanced. Once I deleted the strategy that's it now I can't change any bid strategy either on campaign ad groups or keywords and I have gone through everything over and over - everything is off off off but I keep getting the same error and it won't let me run any bidding strategy or similar because of this one annoying error that is an error in itself googleremoveerror.jpg

No matter what strategy, no matter if no strategy, no matter if campaign if ad if keywords etc, same darn error. PLEASE HELP! Please Please Please

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Another common issue that could result in the "to use this bid strategy, change the strategy currently applied to this campaign's ad groups or keywords " error message is: leaving Auto Targets enabled within your Campaign. Make sure to delete all Auto Targets, to enable the Conversion Optimizer bid strategy.

Thanks to Alex at My Natural Market, for requesting this fix to be posted for all users.

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Hi Jeff,

Sorry you keep seeing that error. Can you try a couple things for me?
(1) Clear the cache/cookies in your current browser and try to save the setting again
(2) If that doesn't work, try using a different browser entirely.

If neither of those work, let me know, and we'll go back to the drawing board.

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Hi CocoP Smiley Happy I was excited when you left this reply just now and I immediately did this, but yeah unfortunately same error Smiley Sad This is so upsetting I don't understand why this issue hasn't been fixed as I see I'm not the only one who had this issue. Any other ideas I can try please?

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Hi Jeff,

I passed along your information to one of our specialists so they can have a deeper look. They should reach out via email soon.

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I had this issue for ages and have just fixed it!

 

I clicked the campaign in the left column, then in the main column I clicked the "Ad Groups" tab to view all ad groups.

If you check the box alongside all your ad groups you'll see at the top of the table are a number of drop down lists:

Edit, Details Bid Strategy, Automate and Labels.

Click the Bid Strategy one and I then chose "Use Default Bid Strategy"

***** Don't do this unless you know what you're doing!!!  *****  My account is for testing / experimenting only, I'm only a novice!

 

Either way, when I returned to my Campaign Settings page I was now able to make the other amends without that stupid error message.

 

Good luck

 

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Badged Google Partner
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I'm experiencing this same issue. Can someone please contact me as well?

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Hi James,

Have you tried the solution that Ben wrote about above?

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Badged Google Partner
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Yes, I tried it. It didn't work. I also cleared my cache. I'm trying to remove the bidding strategy from my keywords and am receiving this message. If I had known this was alpha-quality software, I wouldn't have risked my campaigns on it. Can someone please contact me and fix this? The "Campaign ID" seems like an internal error that shouldn't be seen by users. It's really broken. Please help me.

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I'd really like it if a Google engineer could get me back to Enhanced CPC.

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Hi James D,

I've requested that our support team reach out to you so they can look at your specific account. They should reach out via email.

Just FYI, you can always reach our support team directly, through these methods: https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/8206?hl=en