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Crazy Increase in Impressions and Low CTR for No Apparent reason

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Hi all,

First, let me say that I know that impressions and clicks are not usually real time. That said, the last few days I have been making quite a few changes to my account. These changes have been reflected in a much higher CTR. However, about an hour and a half ago I check my account and had about 100 impressions and 0 clicks, then I checked it a few minutes ago and had close to 500 impressions. This is almost more impressions than we get in a week. Can anyone give me an idea why this is happening? It has resulted in an awful click through rate as none of these converted into a click.

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Hi @Caleb M;

It would be hard to speculate here without looking into the account and the campaign structure.

However, even if I looked at the campaign, I would not make additional changes until  seeing data of at least 2-3 days. AdWords is a system of a "steady state" behaviorFrequent changes and  frequent transitions from one "state" to another  is not a  practice I would advocate.

Mt recommendation: Let the system to  stabilize, then analyze the data and only then make additional changes.

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Hi @Caleb M;

It would be hard to speculate here without looking into the account and the campaign structure.

However, even if I looked at the campaign, I would not make additional changes until  seeing data of at least 2-3 days. AdWords is a system of a "steady state" behaviorFrequent changes and  frequent transitions from one "state" to another  is not a  practice I would advocate.

Mt recommendation: Let the system to  stabilize, then analyze the data and only then make additional changes.

Moshe, AdWords Top Contributor , Twitter | Linkedin | Community Profile | Ad-Globe
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Thanks @MosheTLV, that is what I kind of assumed, but you can of course imagine my dismay when everything went downhill out of the blue. Thanks again.

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@Caleb M;

I understand your concerns  and worries about the possible  drop of performances, hence your  "passion" to make changes right away.  I have been in  the same situation many times. But, I did not take action, until I had collected enough data  for analysis.

 

Come back in  2 days and let us know the results.

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