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Where were my ads displayed on this GDN site??

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So I am trying to get familiar with GDN.  My service deals with web traffic reporting.  Last night I created a $10 limit campaign and targeted the website http://www.supercounters.com .  Initially I did not see any ads show up.

 

This morning I wake up and find the budget had been exhausted with about 10 clicks, all from this website.  But I don't see any Text Ads on the site.  Where were they served from?  

 

supercounters is a "Visit Counter".  Would they be serving ads on pages where their widgets are showing?

 

Thank,

Mark.

 

 

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Hi Mark,

If you go to the display network tab, and then on this tab go to placements (after dislpay keywords and below 'ads'). Here you will see the simple placements that I believe you are getting your information from. If you the go to the second drop down just above the list that is called 'see detail' you can select 'all' under this drop down and it will give an accurate URL of where the ad was displayed (so the exact page).

Hope this helps

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This is true, you will have to wait to see the data. That being said though, I believe the thread has answered all your questions, I will put all the answer here though for simplicity sake.

Your ads were served on the domain http://www.supercounters.com as targeted by you, we have, thanks to Jon ( @Jon_Gritton ), determined where on that URL the ad spaces were, namely http://www.supercounters.com/stats/40001 and the various tabs on that page (space for 2 ads per page).

Your ad will not be shown on other pages that use their plug in.

 

You are also now equipped with the necessary information for determining exactly where your ads were displayed.

For some more tips regarding display targeting have a look at the reply by @PPCBossman

Hope this clears everything up!

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Hi Mark,

Are you able to see any data in your placement reports at all? You can find out more about how to review where your ads are being displayed here: https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/6051101

I would also suggest that you review your current targeting methods and ensure that they match what you're trying to accomplish. Display targeting can be a little tricky until you're comfortable with it. Take a look here for more info: https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/6056342

Let us know what you find.

-Tommy
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Yes - I do see clicks/impressions/CTR on the report. And I do see there are adwords clicks in my own server logs (100% bounce rate - different discussion).

My question is more about where on the http://www.supercounters.com website are these showing? The site is only a couple pages, but if you look at it there are no Adsense areas. Which makes me believe the ads are not being served on the supercounters.com site itself, but via other sites that have supercounters widgets.
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Hi Mark,

If you go to the display network tab, and then on this tab go to placements (after dislpay keywords and below 'ads'). Here you will see the simple placements that I believe you are getting your information from. If you the go to the second drop down just above the list that is called 'see detail' you can select 'all' under this drop down and it will give an accurate URL of where the ad was displayed (so the exact page).

Hope this helps

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Hi Mark, I looked at a few of the widgets' code snippets and there's nothing there that suggests they'll be showing Ads on the sites where their widgets are used.

 

The site does have Ads on it, but they're "hidden" on a page with only one link to it - clicking the image top right which leads to:

 

http://www.supercounters.com/stats/40001

 

AdWords estimates that the site has between 500k & 1M impressions per week, so it's not surprising you had 10 clicks overnight...

 

Jon

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Yes - that does. But it does say I have to wait 48 hours to see data.
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This is true, you will have to wait to see the data. That being said though, I believe the thread has answered all your questions, I will put all the answer here though for simplicity sake.

Your ads were served on the domain http://www.supercounters.com as targeted by you, we have, thanks to Jon ( @Jon_Gritton ), determined where on that URL the ad spaces were, namely http://www.supercounters.com/stats/40001 and the various tabs on that page (space for 2 ads per page).

Your ad will not be shown on other pages that use their plug in.

 

You are also now equipped with the necessary information for determining exactly where your ads were displayed.

For some more tips regarding display targeting have a look at the reply by @PPCBossman

Hope this clears everything up!

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It's hard to see "live" ads on GDN.
The solution I found to the clients' question: "why can't I see my ad on (a given) website"  is to set a separate Remarketing  campaign, and then visit the "placement" / website you have interest in.
This will give you "a feel" how your ads are shown (on that website)

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