PPC Management for Firefox (beta)
Why This Firefox Addon Rocks!
This toolbar will display today’s basic key performance indicators at the bottom of your browser.
Double Click this toolbar for your stats to update - it may take 60 seconds to update depending on the size of your account. The data you see will be for today only.
Right click to see the tool menu and drill down into your account level statistics.
Clicks: Total number of clicks accrued today
aCPC: average Cost Per Click today
Cost: Total spent today
Conv: Total number of conversions accrued today
C/C: Cost per Conversion today
-FF 2+ preferred while we’re confident this works from 1.5-3.0.*
-AdWords Client Center
-AdWords API Tokens
Tip: Your statistics might take 60 seconds or more to load depending on the size of your account. If you still do not see data, you may need to restart FF and test your credentials again.
How to Install This Firefox Addon
Upon download, Firefox should automatically recognize the extension and install it.
If you get any errors:
Right click the logo, click ’save link as…’, after saving you can scan it with any Anti-Virus program, then open Firefox. In FF, click file -> Open File -> Find the file and open it -> Install
How To Use PPC Management for Firefox
Login Email: Your Client Center login email address
Password: Your Client Center login password
Developer Token: AdWords API Token found in your Client Center (My Account->AdWords API Center)
Application Token: AdWords API Token found in your Client Center (My Account->AdWords API Center)
Client Email: The email address of the account in your Client Center that you want to see stats for
Save your credentials, then test! Load is kind of a pseudo button for now…
Tip: You might need to restart FF after saving your credentials for the tool to work properly!
Keyword Estimates Tool
This tool is very similar to the Estimates tool you find in AdWords.
You don’t have to enter a Max CPC if you want to see the absolute maximum you can expect to pay with the highest possible bid ($100).
Keyword Tool (AKA Kewyord Suggestion Tool)
Search Volume and Competition are on the old scale…1 to 5 where 5 is very competitive or very high search volume and 1 is limited competition with a very low search volume relative to other keywords in that space.
In the future we will incorporate the new real number estimates currently available at Google.
Site Keywords Tool
Enter your landing page in the Site URL field and click Generate Suggestions to see what keywords Google thinks the page is targeted towards.
Account Statistics Tool
You can drill down to the keyword level statistics to find out how your account is doing for the day!
Double click your way through and new windows will open displaying the next level of statistics. For example, double click on a campaign to see the ad groups of that campaign in a new stats window. Then, double click an ad group to see the keyword stats!
Privacy and Security
We are confident that this tool is secure and your privacy is protected. semvironment will not and will never ask for or gather the information you enter into this tool. All of your credentials are stored on your local machine, not our servers. All AdWords API calls are made via https. This project is in beta right now so there aren’t any guarantees that a site you visit might have malicious material that could crack this…or one of your buddies could borrow your computer and get your credentials, etc. Please send any privacy concerns back to us asap so we can add it to our development time line as a priority!
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