10 Ways to Make MS adCenter Desktop Crash
I severely dislike using MS adCenter Desktop. Actually I’ll just say it. I hate it.
Recently, after importing a campaign from Google, I tried to delete keyword URLs en mass by clicking on the Keywords tab at the account level, changing my column view to show the Destination URL and then sorting that column. Every which way I tried to sort, adCenter crashed. Then as I gave up on sorting the column (I even exported to Excel and then tried to re-import – and it crashed) I decided to scroll through my 65K + keyword list to just delete the keyword URLs as I came across them.
Getting impatient I started to highlight 2 keywords at a time, but the Desktop tool doesn’t allow you to just delete the (varies) note in the Destination URL field, so I tried to populate it with something else. It crashed.
Starting it up again for the hundredth time I decided to be patient and try deleting them one at a time… again. And it crashed.
If adCenter is the future of the Search Alliance then they better pull what ever team supposedly fixed Vista with Windows 7 (I am Apple and a Dock was my idea), and put them to work on this big fat useless piece of crap that has never made an account manager’s life easy.
I need to go and apologise to my mouse who is now recovering in Intensive IT Room Care after I smashed on my desk a couple of hundred times (about the same amount of times Desktop has crashed on me today).
Unfortunately I have to still delete these destination URL parameters from the keywords, so there better be a few mice on standby,