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Hey, anyone else getting "no data available" on AMS dashboard? It's been glitching in and out for me for the past hour...
 

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Yeah, just happened to me. If you have portfolios set up for your ads, you can still see them if you click on one of those. (I've run into this a few times over the last couple months.)
 

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Yep, that was happening to me too.  I think depending on genre that there are some really high bids out there that are taking up a lot of space.  I was getting "no data" until I pumped up my bid to just below what I'd make on a book, and even after that I haven't been getting much traction at all.  My guess is that there are people in my genre that are bidding much higher than I can make work, whether they're doing it at a loss or if their books are priced higher than mine.

My plan is to come back after the new year and put my head to it again.  I did get ahold of amazon when I was getting no data available, and they said that I was being outbid.  So, it could be that you've got a glitch, but I'm getting the idea that it's just super competitive right now and maybe people have bid up against each other.  You can contact them though.  I think the link was through searching "contact" on the support center page.
 

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My experience (i have been using AMS ads for almost 2years) is that they are becoming more expensive and less useful/effective at the same time.

Also, the linking of sales/page reads back to a specific key word or campaign does not appear to be very accurate.

Mark
 

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Someone bidding $5/click on Science Fiction is going to spam all the sub-categories too, even if their book is irrelevant to most.

Some people really do have huge amounts of $$ to throw at ads to make their book(s) a success.  I have no other explanation for why the same cover might show up in every single carousel on every product I look at.

If someone decides to spend $100k to make themselves a bestseller, it's probably best not to fight them.
 
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