Google Finally Gets AdWords Editor Interface

Small Wonders Executive Summary:  Google’s Adwords Editor program finally fixes an annoying problem with Windows Vista.  If Google misses on Microsoft, do you have plans in place to check the pain points your customers experience?

One of search engine marketing’s (SEM’s) frustrations this year was how incompatible Google AdWords Editor was with Microsoft’s Vista operating system.   AdWords Editor is simply a must have for marketers juggling dozens of accounts or supervising many times more that number. The program has terrific, time saving shortcuts and views of data that make terrific sense.  After all, if the company’s biggest users have tools to help them spend more, then profitability is sure to follow.

Google’s new version 7 of AdWords Editor took away the pain of installing the software on a system.   There was no reason configuring and deploying the software took so long, especially to simply patch the program and make the patch optionally available.   This was a blatant example of the disregard with which Google often treats other systems and all but its largest advertisers.  eBay suffered these growing pains on a much more scale and found that multiple rebellions had to be quashed inside the company and inside the customer base.

So now Google’s main tool for advertisers works again.    As we look back at 2008, here was how the world’s largest search engine company dealt with installing its software on the world’s largest operating system’s latest version.   This is a true copy from Google with no edits.  All information following this sentence is for informational and educational purposes only and is the property of its copyright owner.

If you receive error 2739 when installing AdWords Editor on Windows Vista, you can complete the installation by following one of the sets of steps below.

If you know that you’re logged in as an administrator:

1. Click the Start button > Run, then type ‘cmd’.
2. Click OK.
3. In the command prompt, type ‘cd c:windowssystem32,’ then Enter.
4. Type ‘regsvr32 jscript.dll’, then Enter.
5. Type ‘regsvr32 vbscript.dll’, then Enter.
6. Type ‘exit’, then Enter to close the command prompt.

If you’re not logged in as an administrator, or you’re not sure:

1. Click the Start button > Programs or All Programs > Accessories.
2. Right-click ‘Command Prompt.’ and choose ‘Run as administrator.’
3. Click OK.
4. The command prompt that opens should say ‘Administrator’ in the title. Type ‘cd c:windowssystem32,’ then Enter.
5. Type ‘regsvr32 jscript.dll’, then Enter.
6. Type ‘regsvr32 vbscript.dll’, then Enter.
7. Type ‘exit’, then Enter to close the command prompt.

Once you’ve completed these steps, you should be able to install AdWords Editor. Please contact us if you continue to have trouble.

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