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Bruce

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AMS Question: Sponsored Products, Automatic Targeting issues and questions.
Posted: Oct 11, 2017 2:47 AM
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I am now running about a dozen campaigns with some overlap...they all are getting impressions, except one. I only tried one with "Automatic Targeting" and in fact set the CPC the highest out of all of them....a full 25 cents. I'm getting clicks for as low as 2 cents on the very same book in other campaigns...

I have yet to get a single impression on this one. This leads me to wonder if the automatic targeting simply is currently not working at all due to some bug or something? Or is automatic targeting a much more desirable method with people bidding waaaayyyyy higher then the other methods? Or what?

If this is because my bid is too low, is there any reason people are paying (I'm guessing) at least 10X more for these ads? What is so great about automatic targeting?

I feel I'm missing something important here.

Thanks for any help! Have a nice day, thanks for reading this!! :-D
Joseph M Erhardt

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Re: AMS Question: Sponsored Products, Automatic Targeting issues and questions.
Posted: Oct 11, 2017 5:16 AM   in response to: Bruce in response to: Bruce
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I have a number of ad campaigns that also seem stalled. Why campaigns stall for a while and then resume is not clear. Your 25 cent bid certainly seems high enough, and it's about 3x the bid I usually start out with. :(

I have noticed that ad campaigns, for me at least, appear to do worse in the first half of the month as opposed to the second half.
Bruce

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Re: AMS Question: Sponsored Products, Automatic Targeting issues and questions.
Posted: Oct 11, 2017 5:40 AM   in response to: Joseph M Erhardt in response to: Joseph M Erhardt
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I'm experimenting with bid sizing to see how it affects page placement and overall results...jury is still out.
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