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Dynamic search ads auto target use category

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Hi dear all:

 

  For the Dynamic search ads, we've got 4 types of target: category, url, page title and page content, but now I noticed the "category" target doen't work anymore, it says 

No categories currently available for this campaign

 

have you come across this problem?

 

Thanks~

    

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Re: Dynamic search ads auto target use category

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Hello, han g. I've only seen it in new campaigns, until the system had enough time to detect the categories on my websites. Never in a campaign that used to work and suddenly stopped detecting categories. Is your campaign new or old? Or did you change anything in your targeting?
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Re: Dynamic search ads auto target use category

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Hi Calin, I noticed that when creating a new campaign, then I checked the target in old campaign, there is data but could not use the "category" target any more..

Best wishes

Re: Dynamic search ads auto target use category

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Strange. DSAs use categories from Google's organic search index. Did the site's structure change, or did it drop from the index?
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