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Old 10-25-2007   #1
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Are you an AdWords Addict?

I know I am. I keep it open all day while I'm in the office so I can constantly monitor and tweek. And certainly no automated "bid management" systems for me, I need total custom control to keep things optimized and constantly react to new opportunities.

AdWords is kinda like day trading to me.

But, I'm wondering how others use it. So, how do you use AdWords, and are you an AdWords Addict
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Re: Are you an AdWords Addict?

I would say that I patrol the adspace more than the management. I wanna know whos bidding on what keywords, what copy thier using, what price their selling their product at.

I consider myself and adwords "adhawk"
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I used to be an addict but I went to rehAd
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Hahah! Just did a search on that (using the Ads Preview Tool of course), but saw no results mentioning AdWords addiction.

I may just jump in later with my own (working for) AdWords addiction story.

Fun topic, abbottsys.

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...Fun topic, abbottsys.
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Indeed, and it gets better. I just Googled Adwords Addict and this thread is #1

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not bad for 6 hours
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not bad for 6 hours
Yes indeed. This thread made it to #1 in the google organics for keyword AdWords Addict in under 6 hours. Actually, I wasn't watching that closely, but I bet it was more like 1 hour. So, us SEM folks can teach the SEO folks a few tricks. Of course, I won't be totally happy until I see AdWords Addict Ads.

So, does anyone else have an AdWords Addict story or confession
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Re: Are you an AdWords Addict?

OK I confess to logging into accounts probably more than I should...although it can be very useful when testing new adgroups, copy and changing bids. I always like to have a close eye on what is going on.

I even sometimes go and take a peak when I have a day off.
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....I even sometimes go and take a peak when I have a day off.
OK, you're an addict for sure
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OK, you're an addict for sure
Yeah I check adwords and analytics on sundays even though we don't do squat on the weekends???

This weekend I am officially breaking up with adwords....I hope she takes me back on monday
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I broke the addiction to adwords but am now mainlining organics
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...This weekend I am officially breaking up with adwords....I hope she takes me back on monday
Oh, she will. Just pay her the money and she'll take you back in an instant
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Re: Are you an AdWords Addict?

in the words of one venerable Axl Rose Adwords and SEO sage:

"I used to do a little but a little wasn't doing, so a little got more and more, I just keep trying to get a little higher, said a little higher than before"

Organics + PPC = SEO Speedball
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hahah this thread is classic! Personally, when I've got a campaign running, I'm checking my stats CONSTANTLY! Do a little work, spend a little hour on AdWords... read a paragraph, create a new AdGroup. It's bad!
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Have to be disciplined or you are hitting refresh way too often...
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I'm going to be going through withdrawal next week when I'm on vacation!
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You folks are great with your confessions. Keep 'em coming.
BTW: I just couldn't resist. Just google adwords addict and look at the ads..

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Hahahahah! I knew someone would do it. Just glad it was you, abbottsys.

Good luck with that new AdWords campaign. But, even more so, best of success with the new blog!

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Hahahahah! I knew someone would do it. Just glad it was you, abbottsys.

Good luck with that new AdWords campaign. But, even more so, best of success with the new blog!

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Thanks AWR. I like to think it's a Google Triple Play... an AdWords campaign driving traffic to a Blogger blog which carries AdSense Ads. We can ignore the Gmail email address, since Quadruple Play does not sound quite as smooth from a marketing point of view

http://adwords-addict.blogspot.com/

Of course, my next job is to head over to the AdSense Forum and ask if anyone knows why the AdSense ads on my blog don't match the content ;-)

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Heheh - My guess is that they'll tell you the targeting will improve as there gets to be just a teensy bit more content on the page - and as our algos and your blog get to know each other better.

Hey! Let's call it a case-study, and let us know the results.

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