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can't see my ad but receiving impressions

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Hello

 

I just created my first video campaing last week and chose one of my youtube videos to promte via keywords in the search engine of youtube. Today I checked and I'm recieving impressions but can't find my ad on youtube using the keywords I listed. It also says the status of the ad is not running but can't figure out why if I'm recieving impressions. Can anyone help me? thanks

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Hi Offbeat,

 

"Today I checked and I'm recieving impressions but can't find my ad on youtube using the keywords I listed"

 

When you're receiving impressions but can't find the ad it's either the geo-target or the daily budget. When the latter can't support the ad across all the hours of the day, the ad will only display intermittantly by default, say every 20 or every 50 times.

 

Best,

Lakatos

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If your ad is not active that explains why you can´t see it when performing a search. But why is it not active / approved? Do you get any message about this?

http://support.google.com/adwords/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1704380

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Go to Adwords Preview Tool: https://adwords.google.com/d/AdPreview enter the keywords and see what message it gives.

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Hello Offbeatbryce and welcome to community;


Quote:" Today I checked and I'm receiving impressions but can't find my ad on YouTube using the keywords I listed."

 

There is no preview tool for the Display Network; To find out where your ads are showing (on the display network), you'll need to run a report.

 

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How do I run a report?

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I get a Not yet serving message under status which is not any of the status choices listed on the help section of google. Also my 100 dollar free code that I entered when I signed up is taking money out claiming my ad is running. 

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HELLO?? Can someone please help??

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Offbeatbryce, you can run a Placement Performance Report by following steps listed at

http://support.google.com/adwords/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=2404178

 

Hope it helps.

Let us know if anything.

 

 

Cheers,

Rashmi

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Okay thank you. I do see data there claiming that is has appeared on youtube search results and under serach reults the status is active however the ad istelf is not. Weird. Seems like it's working thanks. 

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Hi Offbeat,

 

"Today I checked and I'm recieving impressions but can't find my ad on youtube using the keywords I listed"

 

When you're receiving impressions but can't find the ad it's either the geo-target or the daily budget. When the latter can't support the ad across all the hours of the day, the ad will only display intermittantly by default, say every 20 or every 50 times.

 

Best,

Lakatos