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Installed 12/9. Today it's 12/18.
On 12/9 Them: Data sync usually takes 24 hours, after which you’ll start seeing data populated the dashboard.
On 12/18: There's no data populated. The screens are blank and say check back for updates.
On 12/9 Them: Our AI is working hard to design and launch the best campaign on the basis of your Goal. This usually takes 8 hours for the first time.
On 12/18: There's no evidence of any campaigns or statistics whatsoever.
On 12/9 Them: In the next 4 hours, you’ll receive an email which will give you read access to your brand new Google Ads Account on this email ID xxxx
On 12/13 Me: Thu 12/13/2018, 8:25 PM
I thought publishers had full access to their accounts.
I've never received a response to this email or any other emails other than the welcome email.
An awesome feature. Google shopping being one of the most looked forward to marketing channels, one should definitely give it a shot. Recommended. Kudos!
Stay away. I believe in AI running Google Shopping Ads, but listing my Cream yarns under cosmetics, promoting knitting yarns to males interested in cookware (when 99,8% of my customers are female and the last 0,2% are men buying for their wives), showing full price instead of my sales price, and destroying my split testing on Facebook by removing headers, text and description, is not the future of advertising. My sales took a 95% dive after implementing this app.
The front line support is friendly and knowledgeable, but all actions we agreed to rectify the issues never got implemented. This made me believe for a while that it would be possible to get this thing set up in a way that would be helpful in the end. I know that with AI you need to be patient and that in the beginning it will be "all over the place" exploring. But it should not learn from using the wrong parameters, such as faulty pricing.
And most importantly, it should not take control of copy or bidding in Facebook campaigns created by humans unless specifically asked to do so.
If you decide to venture into this app, please make sure you understand it fully before you start setting up goals etc. It is very complex and has various sub-options hidden away that will affect the outcome.