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Running a Job

Monitoring a Google Ads market (by a market we mean keywords in a particular location or locations) is incredibly easy with PPC Ad Lab.
First, sign in to your PPC Ad Lab account here.

Start by choosing "Add job" from the right-hand side of the Dashboard page.

  • Job name - give your job a memorable name so you'll know which account you are monitoring when results come in.

  • Run profile - it's up to you how often you want to check your market. For monitoring a small number of keywords we recommend that you run hourly. Create one job for desktop and mobile so you are checking both devices each hour.

  • Round limit - To run a job forever (or until you stop it manually) leave this field blank. However, if you want a job to run 20 times, then enter 20 and the job will stop automatically after the 20th round. For example, if you choose the 8x daily schedule and a Round limit of 10, then the job will stop after 2.5 days when the 10th round is complete.

  • Client domain - if you are monitoring a client then enter their URL. All you need is the part of the domain. Do not enter https:// or www. Similarly don't enter any subdomains.

  • Country - the country will be selected in your account profile setting by default. You can change if needed by selecting a country from the drop-down. A job can only run for a single country.

  • Cities - you can actually select from any targetable location in Google Ads, including cities, counties, states, zip / postal codes, airports, and more. Note: - you cannot target a radius at this time.

  • Keywords - simply type or paste in a list of keywords. You cannot paste more than 200 keywords into a single job. Note keywords should be one keyword per row - no comma-separated, no special characters like "" or +. Just one keyword per row. Hit enter to move to the next row.

  • Device - choose mobile or desktop results. We do not currently support tablet or TV results.

Then click the Ad Job button at the bottom of the pageThat's it your job has started!

For a Quick Start video on creating a job, check this guide.