Joined: 09 Jul 06
25 Jan 10 2:14 am
Sometimes merchants don't allow affiliates to bid on their product name using PPC. Sometimes they don't want the competition :)
Also it might depend on where you're located and which version of Google you're using. If you're not in any of the really popular locations (US, Canada, UK, etc) then a lot of affiliates might not be targeting you, and you won't see ads showing up.
Using Google.ca works fine. Sometimes I think that even if you set your country to be the US in Google itself, it still knows where you're REALLY from ;)
(We get that all the time here in good old NZ. Nobody realises we speak English. Or perhaps they know that we don't have money to throw around!)