On July 19th I noticed that I could us the AdWords Bid Simulator tool at the ad group level rather than at the keyword level as is normal. I thought this was a very useful feature so I tweeted:
Later that week I thought I should email our Google rep to say how great this new tool was. However, when I went to look at the account I couldn’t see this option. I emailed her with
Early last week I thought I saw the Bid Simulator tool available at the Ad Group level. I was going to say thank you for adding this very useful feature but now I can’t see it anymore. Was I included in a beta for this or was I going mad? Either way, this feature would be very useful.
She replied with:
With regards to the bid simulator tool it is currently only available at the keyword level.There currently isn't a Beta for bid simulator at the ad group level but I will pass this feedback onto our Product team that this is something that you would find useful.
I actually questioned my sanity until I saw this yesterday:
I screenshotted to prove my sanity at a later date and emailed our rep the details. She replied
This is really strange because when I look in the account from my side and follow the same steps that you have in your screenshot I am not able to see the option.
When I check the account today there is no evidence of ad group bid simulator:
WTF is going on?