So I am here at Defcon in Las Vegas and today I wake up to 4 voice messages from people who say they got emails from adcenter saying their account was going to be suspended if they did not improve their keyword list. It was a little confusing trying to hear them. Then I log into my email (tunneled through ssh + ssl (I am at defcon after all)) and evidently people think I work for Microsoft because there were 19 LITERALLY 19 different people that forwarded me the email that they got from Microsoft Adcenter and this time I could read it for myself. Basically it says that you need to improve the relavency of your keyword list or your account will be suspended.
Yes… I got one of these emails also.
Here is what sucks. I have an Apple Powerbook which has no browser that Adcenter Supports right now.
I am at conferences until NEXT THURSDAY.
Adcenter says I have 24 hours to comply before the suspension will happen…
So for now I guess I just have to suspend my whole adcenter account.
> Dear Microsoft adCenter Advertiser,
> It’s a top priority for us to ensure that the MSN Search audience
> receives the highest quality and most relevant results for their
> searches. This means that ads need to be applicable to the keywords
> that support them. Unfortunately, the ads you are currently running
> do not follow this principle, and in fact run counter to our
> As a result, we request that you remove all keywords with low/no
> relevance from your campaigns immediately.
> You have 24 hours from receiving this mail to remove your ads.
> After 24 hours, your account will be suspended. This may or may not
> include the suspension of both relevant and irrelevant traffic.
> This situation is unfortunate; however, it’s imperative to the
> credibility of Microsoft adCenter in the search engine marketplace.
> If you have any specific questions, please contact adCenter Support.
> Microsoft adCenter Team
> Please do not reply to this e-mail. It is automated and your
> response will not be received by live person. For assistance,
> contact Microsoft adCenter customer support.
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