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Issue with SearchAds

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Inactive Etsy Member 7:04 am May 23, 2012 EDT
I just started using search ad this week to try and help promote a huge sale I have going on. This is the first time I've used it. The last few days I've been getting over 1000 impressions each day and suddenly about a day and a half ago there have been no impressions at all. I'm still under spent on my limitation I set for the adds (not even at the halfway mark) and I know that people are looking at the items from the sale because I have multiple page views for some of the items. It's just SearchAds seems to have halted and I'm not entirely sure as to why. Can someone explain this to a newbie?

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Did you have the search ads set to auto-renew or did you set it to stop after 7 days?
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Inactive Etsy Member 7:40 am May 23, 2012 EDT
Set to stop after 7 days, but my 7 days ends on the 26th at 8am according to what my SearchAds info is saying in my shop stats.
Etsy is making many changes right now and some days, views are great and others not so great. I think it could be things Etsy is doing and there is nothing we can do about it but wait it out - it will get better

I believe they are working on searches and that would definitely effect the search ads
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Inactive Etsy Member 9:31 am May 23, 2012 EDT
I have a friend that works helping people with businesses and she told me, when i was starting this shop. Rule #1: dont EVER pay for advertisement.
Look up in google free advertisement. You'd be surprised.
Your ads do not run constantly or you would be out of your ad budget very quickly.
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Inactive Etsy Member 7:48 pm May 23, 2012 EDT
Toni - Thank you. I did read they were taking one of the advertising features down around this time so maybe that is it. I appreciate the info.

Lizeth - Thank you as well! I've just been desperate to get some of this stuff out of my house and I saw advertisements on Etsy so I figured I would take a shot. I'll check out google free advertising tonight.

Donna and Darrell - It's one thing for them to not run constantly but a whole different thing entirely when they aren't running at all for almost 2 days. When I noticed it had been longer than 24 hours since an impression had been run, that's when I made the decision to ask.
Not worth it.

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