Delivery status

Delivery status

Learn about delivery statuses and how they affect your campaigns, ad groups, ads, and keywords.

Delivery status tells you if your campaign, ad group, ad, or keyword is operating correctly. The status Eligible indicates that your ad or ads are available to be displayed, unless there is an error with your account.

To determine the delivery status of your campaign, ad group, ad, or keyword:

  1. On the Campaigns page, click the Campaigns, Ad groups, Ads, or Keywords tab.
  2. Check the statuses of individual items in the Delivery column.
  3. To make it easier to find non-Eligible statuses, you can sort the Delivery column by clicking the Delivery column header.
Note

On the Keywords tab, you can click the ellipsis icon More information icon next to a keyword's delivery status to get an explanation of the problem and how to fix it.


Possible delivery statuses

Ad group expiredexpando image

What this means: No ads are running for this ad group, ad, or keyword because the ad group's end date has passed.

How to fix it: To start running ads again, go to this ad group's Settings page, and, under Advanced settings > Schedule, adjust its End date.

Ad group paused expando image

What this means: No ads are running for this ad group, ad, or keyword because the ad group is set to Pause.

How to fix it: To start running ads again, go to the Ad groups tab, select the checkbox next to the appropriate ad group, and click Edit > Enable.

Ad paused expando image

What this means: This ad isn't running because the ad is set to Pause.

How to fix it: To start running this ad again, go to the Ads tab, select the checkbox next to the appropriate ad, and click Edit > Enable.

Approved limited expando image

What this means: The ad or keyword has been approved in at least one of your targeted locations, but has also been disapproved in at least one other targeted location.

How to fix it: For more information, see What does Approved Limited status mean?

Below first page bid expando image

What this means: Your bid on this keyword is too low for ads associated with it to appear on the first page of search results.

How to fix it: To get your ad on the first page, use the Estimation option on the Keywords tab to increase your bid to the recommended amount. (You must first select one or more keywords by selecting the checkbox to the left of each keyword.)

Campaign out of budget expando image

What this means: No ads are running for this campaign, ad group, ad, or keyword because your campaign budget has been used up.

How to fix it: To increase your budget, go to the Campaigns tab, click in the Budget column for the campaign, increase the budget amount, and then click Save.

Campaign paused expando image

What this means: No ads are running for this campaign, ad group, ad, or keyword because the campaign is set to Pause.

How to fix it: To start running ads again, go to the Campaigns tab, select the checkbox next to the appropriate campaign, and click Edit > Enable.

Disapproved expando image

What this means: We reviewed your ad or keyword and determined that it doesn't adhere to the Bing Ads policies.

How to fix it: For information about disapprovals, and how to fix them or request exceptions, see How do I fix a Disapproved or Approved Limited status?

Draft ad group expando image

What this means: No ads are running for this ad group, ad, or keyword because the associated ad group is still in draft form.

How to fix it: To start running ads, go to the Ad groups tab, select the checkbox next to the appropriate ad group, and click Edit > Enable.

Eligible (Ads or Keywords tab) expando image

What this means: Your ad or keyword passed the editorial review.

How to fix it: As long as your active ad content has at least one active keyword associated with it (and there are no errors with your account), your ad is available for people to see.

Eligible (Campaigns or Ad groups tab) expando image

What this means: Your campaign or ad group is functional.

How to fix it: There are no campaign-level or ad-group-level issues. If your campaign's delivery status is Eligible, you will also see a light bulb icon in the Delivery column. Clicking this will bring up a window showing some ideas for improving this campaign's performance. For more information, see Use Bing Ads Opportunities for ideas to improve your campaign.

Exception under review expando image

What this means: This ad or keyword is not running because it is still pending editorial review after your disapproval exception request.

How to fix it: The Bing Ads team responds to requests as quickly as possible -- most reviews are completed within a day. After we've reviewed your request, we'll change the status of the ad or keyword and send you an email summarizing any approvals or disapprovals.

Hold expando image

What this means: We tried to charge your primary payment method five times (and, if you have one set, your backup payment method three times), but the charges were not authorized. All of your accounts have been paused, and none of your ads are displaying.

How to fix it: To fix this, see Why is my account on hold?

Keyword paused expando image

What this means: No ads are running for this keyword because the keyword is set to Pause.

How to fix it: To start running ads for this keyword again, go to the Keywords tab, select the checkbox next to the appropriate keyword, and click Edit > Enable.

Limited by budget expando image

What this means: Your ads are running, but to avoid going over your daily standard budget, we are occasionally limiting the number of times we show your ad.

How to fix it: To make your ads show without interruption and get the maximum number of impressions, increase your daily standard budget.

Low search volume expando image

What this means: This keyword has very little or no search history on the Bing Network.

How to fix it: You may be using a long keyword with exact match or phrase match — try changing the match type to broad. Note: If you’re advertising a brand name or product, you can choose to do nothing and wait for traffic to increase.

Negative keyword conflict expando image

What this means: This keyword isn't in effect because it conflicts with a negative keyword.

How to fix it: To start showing ads for this keyword again, first create a negative keyword conflicts report by selecting Negative keyword conflicts in the Targeting report section. Then delete the conflicting negative keyword.

Pending editorial review expando image

What this means: This ad or keyword is not running because it is still under editorial review.

How to fix it: The Bing Ads team performs editorial reviews as quickly as possible -- most reviews are completed within a day. After we've completed the review, we'll change the status of the ad or keyword.


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