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January 6, 2021
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Improvements and features
  • ARRAY variable - new text editing
    Thanks to a new improvement you can now make the same adjustments to the ARRAY variable as to the text variable if the output is a single item. At this point, you can use functions such as find and replace, text shortening, and other transformations for the field.

  • Audit log
    The new activity overview gives you even better control over your in-app actions. While until now it was only possible to view activity for the previous 7 days, you can now track your actions backwards at any time. The history of activities can also be used for a specific data source or campaign, via a link in the side menu.

  • Invoice notes
    Did you miss the possibility to add the order number or other information to your invoice, for example for accounting purposes? It is now possible to add any note to the invoice. You will find this option in the settings, in the Subscription and Billing section.

December 10, 2020
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Improvements and features
  • Default setting of columns in the campaign table
    We have adjusted the display of columns in the campaign summary table. The information for each campaign is in the table selected and sorted now by how relevant it is to users. If you want to add or remove anything, just use the custom column function.

  • New info bar
    We have moved important information (like trial or subscription info) from the breadcrumb to a separate top bar for better orientation. Thanks to this new update you will not miss anything important.

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Bug fixes
  • Adtext preview
    We’ve improved the preview of your ad texts. On the right side, you can see a preview of the ad for any selected product. However, if you have more than one ad set, we will also show you information which set the product is generated in so that you have a better overview.

  • Facebook campaigns time restrictions
    Based on a specific client request, we added the possibility of time restrictions for campaigns on Facebook. With them, you can set when you want your campaigns to run. Campaigns will automatically shut down when the timeout expires. Do you have an idea that would make your work at PPC Bee easier? Share it with us at support@ppcbee.com.

December 1, 2020

Grid card view - New display of items in the feed

We have added the option to see your advertised products in a Grid view. You can switch between the grid view and the classic table view. Thanks to the grid you have an immediate overview of what images the products have and other useful information (price, availability, etc.). You have also the option to define the variables you want to display on the tab or in the grid.

New PPC Bee Feed exports

Thanks to feed exporter the users can take any feed, upload it to PPC Bee and create a new feed in the application suitable for other tools. In addition, thanks to PPC Bee, you get the opportunity to work with your own variables and easily optimize each attribute of the feed. We have newly added following exports:

  • Price-comparison shopping sites
    Now you can create your feed for Favi, Glami, Zboží, Heuréka or Árukereső

  • Adform
    Create a unique feed for your RTB Campaigns

  • Facebook localized catalog
    This export helps you to create an additional feed for your FB catalog and can create dynamic Facebook ads for multiple languages ​​and countries! If you want to promote goods in more countries, you do not need several different catalogs. You can create a feed for a language or country. Once the catalog contains country or language information, people in dynamic ads can automatically see the correct item information based on location and language.

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Improvements and features
  • Improved design of conditions and filters
    For better clarity, you can see what filters have been set, how many products you have selected and you can view them in the preview.

  • Modified Breadcrumb navigation
    With that new feature, the orientation in PPC Bee is even easier. You don’t have to click between menu items but you can move in the menu just through the Breadcrumb.

  • CPA metric
    Customized columns in your campaigns are newly enhanced by CPA metric. CPA can be used either on the campaign or ad system level.

  • Changes in text Variable
    Thanks to the new function “remove HTML tags” you can clean your titles or other text variables from unwanted HTML tags.

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Bug fixes
  • fixed Grouped Data sources
    We have newly added the number showing the amount of products and also groups in Grouped DSA campaigns. Now you can see both, the number of grouped items and also the number of all items.

  • fixed Campaign Statistics
    We’ve fixed the display of campaign statistics from ad systems in our dashboard for you. You no longer have to go to individual ad systems to find out how your campaign is doing.

November 2, 2020

Valid and Invalid Adtexts Filter

We have implemented valid and invalid columns to the Adtexts preview to simplify the identification of Invalid ads a detect the problem. Thanks to this new feature you can optimize your text in the way, that all of them are going to be valid.

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Improvements and features
  • Feed Scraper - advanced settings BETA
    The Scraper will notify you of possible errors after you upload the Sitemap URL (wrong, empty URL, etc.). We have also enriched it with a preview that shows you the first few scratched items, you can also view the parsing of a specific URL here. Users can now use the Include / Exclude regexp option to get only the data they really want from the sitemap, which will significantly speed up the whole process. You can also use the features to turn on and off for parsing metadata or predefined templates (title, h1, meta keywords …). It is now possible to create your own variable using the CSS selector.

  • Improved Image Editor
    We have newly released a function where the user can set a time limit for individual image layers due to conditions. Thanks to this adjustment, you can adapt your image and thus the advertisement to special events or periods (Black Friday, Christmas, discounts, etc.). You will see the set time limit as an icon in the list of layers, where you can check in the tooltip when which layer will be displayed.

October 6, 2020

New customised Columns in Campaigns

Thanks to customized Columns you can easily check your Campaign statistics data separately for each Ad system.

September 21, 2020

Feed Scraper BETA

Would you like to create a campaign in PPC Bee but you have no Data Source to use? Feed Scraper can create a product or category feed just by uploading your sitemap into the PPC Bee App. You don’t need the help of a developer, now you can easily generate your data source inside PPC Bee on your own. Read more on our blog.

Feed from Google Analytics BETA

This new feature helps you to advertise preferred products or categories that have real value for your business. A New Google Analytics data source is generated straight in PPC Bee. You can choose with ease the synch frequency between GA and your new source. To optimize your campaigns you can use filters that help you choose only the relevant data. Find out more information about the new feature here.

Feed merge

Feed merge helps you to connect two different data sources into one. You can merge your existing data source with a feed from Google Analytics or for example with your Google Sheet. All you need is to have one common attribute for both sources. Find a detailed explanation in this video.

Image Editor

With Image Editor, you can easily create your own images for Facebook Ad campaigns. PPC Bee Image Editor offers the possibility to use a different number of conditions, which helps to display certain information (elements) in banners.

September 14, 2020

NEW LAYOUTS

PPC Bee App has undergone a complete redesign. Our Developers tried to come up with a more user-friendly layout that will help our clients with even more efficient ad campaigns. And they did it! You can read about all of the changes in the article on our Blog.

  • Campaign preview
    We have simplified the left side menu which has helped with the overall orientation and leads to more effective usage.

  • Settings
    General functions, such as linking PPC accounts, organization settings, user access, or billing information, can be now found in the app’s upper-right corner.

  • Organization
    We’ve removed the list of organizations and sub-organizations from the upper right corner to the upper left corner as is the case elsewhere, such as in Google Ads.
    New breadcrumb navigation helps easily shift between the organizations you can access. Moreover, if you’re working on the campaign or data feed level, these levels will be added to the navigation and you’ll be able to switch between them as well.

  • Campaign and data feed overview
    All operations which are relevant to a given line are combined in an easy-to-navigate dropdown menu for better orientation.

June 5, 2020

Campaign overview - new performance data

With that new additional feature, you can see basic performance data regarding each campaign. Starting today, you don’t have to click on each campaign separately to see your performance.

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Improvements and features
  • 3rd headline and 2nd row in the description in Microsoft Advertising added
May 5, 2020

A new design of feed export editors and a brand new Facebook Catalog export

Whether you create feed export for DSA campaigns, Google Merchant export, or Facebook Commerce export, which is new, the creation should be very easy for you. Not only the editor has a new design, PPC Bee also automatically pre-fills some of the fields with the most suitable attribute from your feed. Every field includes an example of what the format of the value should be.

A multiple select option in conditions

When setting up conditions, you can now choose from two more new types of conditions - ‘one of’ and ‘not one of’. These conditions allow you to easily select more brands, for example.

Easier segmentation of Shopping Ads campaigns

Until now, it was possible to use only one variable in the Shopping Ads campaign name or in the name of the ad group. However, from now on you can use as many variables as you like, as long as the name doesn’t exceed 120 characters. A better segmentation of products will help you reach better results.

PPC Bee Insights - Give us your feedback

Our dev team is currently working on brand new actionable Insights, so that the campaign optimization is easier for you, and that you have better overview of your campaigns performance in general. However, we would like to know what data do you prefer to see there. You can share with us your preferences by filling a short feedback form that can be found in the Dashboard.

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Improvements and features
  • Displaying policy finding errors
    In case your ads are not being shown in the ad system, it might mean that your ads are violating advertising policies of the ad system. To help you find out what’s wrong, you will be able to find such information in the campaign preview after clicking the specific ad group.

  • Log in with Facebook account
    Not only you can register or log in with your Google account. From now on, you can log in also with your Facebook account.

April 1, 2020

SMART Shopping Ads campaigns

There’s a new type of campaign in the app - SMART Shopping Ads. It’s a combination of a standard Shopping Ads campaign and a display remarketing campaign. It uses automated bidding and ad placement.

Ad texts labeling in Google Ads

To evaluate the performance of individual ad text templates, you can use the ad text generator’s name as a label.

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Improvements and features
  • User profile settings redesign
    The interface of the profile settings has been redesigned. In case you need to update your profile details, it’s now easier to navigate.

  • More intuitive way to create elements 
    Another thing we changed in order to make our app more user-friendly is that we removed some of the primary buttons and replaced them with a pop up window with more options. For example, instead of 4 buttons to create new different types of campaign there will be only one, and after clicking it a window with all the types of campaigns will show up.

  • Select item from the array variable
    You can choose the output of an array variable, meaning you are able to choose if the output is going to be an actual array, or if it’s going to be only a specific part of the input. Let’s say we have an array that contains ‘electronic > mobile phones’. You can split it and select as the output only the second part, which is ‘mobile phones’.

  • The Wizard has been removed
    From now on, there is no visual wizard in the app. Instead, once you finish each step and save the settings, you will be automatically redirected to the next step. This will take you to the finish line, including synchronization of your campaigns with the advertising systems.

  • Information about CPC rules in Google Ads tab 
    In a classic search campaign, if you have set up CPC rules, you will be informed about it also in the Google Ads settings tab. In all the campaign types you will find the information in the ‘Bidding’ tab. Here you will also find all the bidding options.

February 20, 2020

SMART Display campaigns

In addition to classic search campaigns, DSA campaigns, and Shopping Ads campaigns, you can now automate also SMART Display campaigns, which is the first step to the world of display advertising. Find out more on our blog.

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Improvements and features
  • Campaign performance overview
    A new chart that shows the performance of your campaigns, displaying the most important data from Google Ads and Sklik. It features the number of viewings, clicks, prices, and also conversions and their overall value.

  • Gradual app redesign
    The last update contains redesigned generators of ad texts, keywords, CPC rules, and variables.

  • New way variables are entered into fields
    All you have to do is click the lightning icon in the relevant field, and a list of variables expands, sorted by alphabetical order. What’s more, you always see what type your variable is and have the option to create a new variable, or edit your custom ones.

  • Filtering products directly in the data feed
    We’ve set advanced product filtering directly in the data feed, meaning you can now use conditions for filtering the same way you’re used to when selecting products in your campaigns.

January 15, 2020

What improvements are waiting for you in PPC Bee 5.3.0?

Google Merchant Center feed export got better

You can now add all the information that Google Merchant Center can process in your feed export. In addition, all items are categorized for easy orientation in the editor.

Activity log in Tuner

The history tab now includes the email address of the user that accepted or rejected Tuner recommendations. However, this only applies to new actions, not the old ones.

Numeric conditional variables

Recently, we introduced conditional variables that allow you to easily define what values it will contain using conditions, existing variables, or any text. However, the resulting variable was always considered a text variable, therefore you couldn’t use it as an Ad Customizer for example. From now on you can choose, whether it will be a conditional text variable or conditional numeric variable.

December 12, 2019

We’re happy to introduce you PPC Bee 5.0.0!

It brings you brand new features as well as some small but handy improvements.

Dashboard

A separate page with a Dashboard has been added to the app. It informs you of any possible issues that may occur, campaigns and subscription status, changes made, new Tuner recommendations, and items development. Read more on our blog and find out what it has to offer.

Responsive Search Ads

Over the past year, Google Ads launched Responsive Search Ads. From now on you can create responsive ads in PPC Bee as well! Just go to the Ad Texts tab and click ‘Create Responsive ad text’.

Time restriction settings made easier

When setting a time restriction in any of the generators, you no longer have to click through to the desired date. The date can now be entered manually into the field, and the calendar also has the possibility to click through between years (until now it was possible to click only a month further). And what’s more, you can apply the most recently used time restriction settings with just one click to other generators.

Clearer variables

When working with variables, you can now recognize at a glance whether it is a text variable, a numeric, a field, or a conditional variable.

November 21, 2019

Here’s what’s new in PPC Bee 4.28.0!

Wondering how helpful Tuner can be, or, if you use it, is? If you open Tuner, you can see a dashboard which shows you how much money you can potentially save if you accept the recommendations, and how much money you have already saved.

Until now, there were 3 levels of access in our app - read-only, product campaign management and full access. However, as users with product campaign management access level weren’t able to connect advertising systems, therefore weren’t able to create Shopping Ads campaigns, we decided to add another level of access - product campaign management + linked accounts.

November 14, 2019

Planned outage of provided services

We would like to inform you about a planned outage of provided services due to the maintenance of the backbone network of our hosting service. The start of the outage will be on 18th November 2019 at 22:00 and its termination will be on 19th November 2019 at 06:00. During this time, both our site and app won’t work, and therefore your campaigns won’t synchronize. Of course, once the outage is over, we’ll make sure all campaigns are synchronized again.

This outage won’t affect clients who have 1 synchronization per day. For clients who have set up their campaign synchronization 4 times a day, we will arrange for the last synchronization to take place around 21:00 and the next one to start immediately after the outage.

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

November 13, 2019

PPC Bee 4.27.0: Let’s see what’s new in the latest version!

We know it’s not Christmas yet, however, we decided to give you a gift. If you go to the subscription settings, you can activate Sync Boost. That means your synchronization frequency will be upgraded to 12 synchronizations per day for 14 days. As we said, it’s a gift, so you don’t need to worry about the price of your tariff. It will remain the same.

Have some trouble with your CSV feed when importing your products to the app? Are there any invalid rows? If yes, you can now choose whether PPC Bee will skip these products and import the rest, or won’t import anything. Of course, if you choose the first option, you will be able to see how many and which products were skipped in the data source overview tab, or in the history tab (to see which products were skipped, click on the number of skipped products).

October 29, 2019

PPC Bee 4.25.0: What new features can you discover in the latest version?

When setting up conditions you can now see what data the given variable contains - just click on the magnifier and its preview will show up.

In the campaign overview and in the general overviews of ad text and keywords generators you can choose how many rows you want to see on the page.

In addition to the number of active products, you can see the total number of products in the suborganizations overview - that is, how many products contain all of the feeds in the suborganization.

If you edit or create a new ad text or a keyword generator, the screen automatically drops to the level of the last edited or created generator when you return to the generators’ overview page.

October 22, 2019

PPC Bee 4.24.0 is released! What new features does it bring to you?

If a product had sold out, PPC Bee used to automatically pause the ad group. However, from now on you are able to choose whether you want PPC Bee to pause it or remove it completely. This can be set up in the Google Ads tab.

One of the biggest advantages of PPC Bee is how easy you can modify your data. We took this advantage even further and are happy to introduce conditional variables to you. With these, you can create a new variable in the source and easily define what values it will contain using conditions, other existing variables or any text.

PPC Tuner got improved! To make it more clear, all the recommendations are sorted by their cost. First, you’ll see new recommendations (not older than one week), then the rest (recommendations older than one week).

If you open a data source, you can see a new tab - History. Here you can find all the information about its synchronization and see basic statistics. Also, if an error occurs while downloading it, there’s a dedicated column where you’ll find what went wrong.

October 7, 2019

PPC Bee 4.23.0 is out! Here’s a list of all the new features.

  • There’s no need to worry if you don’t have an XML or CSV data source as from now on you can connect a Google Sheets file as a data source.
  • Google announced that from 14th October the option of Accelerated delivery will be disabled - of course, we reflect this change and disabled the option in the app as well.
  • Previews in the ad text generators are now loaded much quicker than before, no matter how many variables your data source contains.
August 29, 2019

See what PPC Bee 4.18.0 brings to you!

Recently, we’ve added functionality that allows you to choose the format of number rounding. The functionality just got improved and you can now also choose the direction of rounding.

The number rounding is not the only recent functionality that got improved. Remember data source grouping? From now on, not only you can group the source by source variables, but also by custom created variables. And what more, you can select which columns should the new grouped data source include.

To ask for policy exemptions of all categories of forbidden terms is now possible for both ad texts and keywords.