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Campaigns vs ads and costs

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I used Adwords two years ago and you were billed at the end of the month.  I just signed up yesterday and You guys are debiting my account $152 before anything started.  I am really confused on the difference between the Campaign and the Ad#1.  They seem to be one of the same?  Not sure now what I signed up for.  I specified a small amount of $3 per day??? to see how this works for me again.  Please explain and help.

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Re: Campaigns vs ads and costs

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Google Employee

Hi there, 


We don't have access to your account details here, but if you had any outstanding costs from when you last used your account, you might have received a charge to clear any outstanding costs from your previous activity. However, to double check this, you might want to call AdWords support