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How long before image ads are approved?

Discussion in 'Google AdWords' started by telephone, Jul 3, 2007.

  1. #1
    I submitted my image ads for a site-targeted campaign on Saturday and I still have no impressions!

    The CPM bidding tool said I have an "Excellent" chance my ads will appear, and I've confirmed that hte sites run the ad sizes that my images are. What's taking so long? This is really frustrating, as my campaign is only relevant up through this coming Saturday...
     
    telephone, Jul 3, 2007 IP
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    GuyFromChicago Permanent Peon

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    #2
    CPM campaigns go through manual review and can easlity take 24 - 72+ hours to get approved and start running.

    Sometimes contacting support can speed things up.
     
    GuyFromChicago, Jul 3, 2007 IP
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    magda Notable Member

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    Image ads always take longer than text ads to be approved. 2 or 3 days, typically I'd say from my experience. If it's taking too long it sometimes helps just to e-mail and ask if there's a problem - it just makes someone look at it a bit quicker, I think.
     
    magda, Jul 3, 2007 IP
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    ruby Well-Known Member

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    I must admit this is one thing I hate about Adwords.... OK the approval thing is a good idea, yes... but 24-72 hours is a joke.... there a massive company... surely they have staff around the clock processing these sorts of requests.

    Especially with the prices you pay.

    My 2c... not that it's worth much! hehe
     
    ruby, Jul 3, 2007 IP
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    telephone Peon

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    Srsly!

    72 hours? That's crazy. If I learn that they don't have people checking during the weekend (as in, when I submitted the ad) I will be really disappointed.
     
    telephone, Jul 3, 2007 IP
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    Oh and btw I did try contacting support yesterday. No word back yet.
     
    telephone, Jul 3, 2007 IP
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    Prepare to be disappointed:)
     
    GuyFromChicago, Jul 3, 2007 IP
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    Update: no ads were displayed yet at all. And as today's the 4th of july I suspect no one will be examining them today either. :(
     
    telephone, Jul 4, 2007 IP
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    It takes a while...did the 72 hour wait period pass already?

    I must say that some sites showed no impressions even after two weeks...odd... :)
     
    Ervee, Jul 4, 2007 IP
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    telephone Peon

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    well i submitted the ads on saturday morning (june 30).
     
    telephone, Jul 4, 2007 IP
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    I tried an image ad, it took over 3 weeks to get approved....:mad:
     
    taylor21, Jul 4, 2007 IP
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    An ad on hold is not making money for you OR them.
     
    estes53, Jul 4, 2007 IP
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    final update: I rec'd an email reply to my inquiry placed on Monday a few moments ago.
     
    telephone, Jul 4, 2007 IP
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    I've been waiting 4 days, I'm really impatient and this is annoying me :p I want to get started asap, its all new to me and really interesting.
     
    BattJam, Jul 5, 2007 IP