Dotidot Updates

Dotidot app is constantly evolving to offer you the best tools for your growth.
May 29, 2024

Design improvements for better user experience

We have made several changes to our app’s design to enhance the accessibility and usability of its features. The infoboxes for rules and variables have been redesigned to deliver clearer messages. Icons, charts, and modals have been updated for a more intuitive and cohesive user experience. Server and code optimizations have been implemented to improve the app’s speed.

Facebook importer BETA closed

Facebook campaign importer BETA feature has been removed from the app for now. Our testers have provided valuable feedback, and we will now focus on fixing the reported bugs and implementing your suggested improvements. A huge thank you to all our testers!

Improvements and features
  • We have updated the Facebook API to the newest version. Only one location targeting option remains, similar to the ad system.
Bug fixes
  • Fixed a bug that occasionally caused Facebook accounts to disconnect from Dotidot.
  • The preview of variables in the Image Editor now loads successfully, even when advanced conditions are set.
  • Several bugs in Conditions 2.0, especially the lowest/highest condition duplication issue, were identified and fixed
March 27, 2024

New feed exports for Skroutz and Everysize

Everysize.de is a well-known German online platform specializing in footwear, offering a diverse selection of products. Skroutz.gr is a widely used (not only in Greece) website that allows you to shop online and compare prices for a wide range of products. Do you know what these two have in common? You can now create and export their native feeds via Dotidot.

Pricing page redesign

We’ve heard your feedback. In an effort to create a more transparent and easy-to-understand pricing page, we’ve implemented several changes. With the updated layout, we’ve also renamed the Starter and Starter+ plans to Essential and Starter, respectively. Additionally, you can now easily view the advantages and limitations of all plans.

Google API scopes update

This is a change that you may not have noticed, which was our goal. Due to Google verification requirements, we needed to update our API scope for listing Google Sheets in the app. In general, we’ve altered the process for selecting and importing Google Sheets in Dotidot.

Improvements and features
  • Users can now export CSV feeds with or without header
  • Time restrictions were remade to be more user-friendly and offer now more options
  • Minor app performance improvements
Bug fixes
  • Fixed rounding when formatting numbers
  • New Conditions tooltips now display the way we’ve intented
  • When creating conditions, you can use a field that is not a part of mapping
  • We’ve fixed an error that was causing your paused Meta campaigns in Dotidot not to synchronize with the ad system’s paused status
February 29, 2024

We’ve started releasing new conditions

We want to provide users with a wider range of choices when setting up their campaigns and exporting feeds. That’s why we’ve implemented new AND/OR selectors and introduced some additional conditions. When combined, users’ options are now unlimited.

Every organization will be notified once the transition is complete.

Learn more about the new conditions on our Knowledge Base

Actionable Analytics closed BETA has been closed

After several months of closed BETA, our testers have provided a lot of useful feedback. We are now closing the BETA sign-ups and will begin working on implementing testers’ suggestions and bug reports.

Improvements and features
  • Updated Feed Export enrichment settings interface to be more user-friendly. The flow now corresponds more with actual user behavior.
  • Billing page interface and navigation improvements to provide a clearer overview of subscription details and upcoming invoices.
  • Regex limit is now set to a maximum of 4000 to provide a more stable and faster app experience. Users can now use advanced conditions to set up anything they want.
Bug fixes
  • Fixed an error that caused Call assets not to be synchronized with the ad system
  • Added validation for required fields of Meta DPA campaigns during ad set creation
January 10, 2024

Powerful data transformation rules

To simplify your life, we’ve introduced a powerful Rules feature. With this feature, you can take greater control over the output values of selected variables. You have the ability to remove, replace, edit text, remap values, generate new values based on predefined conditions, split values, and perform many other operations with ease compared to the past.

See the Knowledge base for more information.

Improvements and features
  • Google Ads API upgrade
  • Redesign changes of Feed Exports and Settings
Bug fixes
  • Fixed a bug that caused Facebook data enrichment to fail during download
November 29, 2023

New step-by-step campaign creation process and menu

Earlier this month, we released an improved campaign creation process for Performance Max. As of now, it has been launched for all campaign types (Search, DSA, Display, Shopping, and Meta). Enjoy smoother navigation and several other interface improvements.

Updated catalog mapping for Feed Exports

All fields have been updated to align with the current status and have been categorized into required and optional fields. Setting up your export is now clear and efficient. Additionally, a quality check has been added: the more fields you complete, the higher the percentage displayed.

Improvements and features
  • Users can now enter a specific URL they want to scrape instead of relying on three random URLs. This allows them to ensure they are extracting the correct fields and verifying that everything is accurate
  • The time has come to officially rename Google Extensions as Google Assets. Simultaneously, we have updated our Knowledge base to reflect this change
Bug fixes
  • You can now select a Facebook catalog that was used in another campaign with a different data source
  • Several UI fixes were implemented for the Performance Max campaign
November 1, 2023

Performance Max UI improvements

Dotidot now presents enhanced improvements to the Performance Max campaign creation. Our new step-by-step process is designed to streamline campaign setup, making it easier for you to discover the full potential of automated strategies, even for this specific campaign type. Furthermore, each step of the campaign creation process has received some care, for example: - We’ve simplified Google Merchant Center mapping, categorizing fields into required and optional sections. - Informed decision-making is now at your fingertips with added recommendations for data source selection, providing insights into the advantages and disadvantages of each data source. - Performance Max was moved to the forefront as the recommended campaign type when creating a new campaign.

Image Editor learned new tricks

With the new image cropping modes, you can rely on Dotidot even more when trying to change your image background. First mode does not work? Try the other one! Also, users are now able to copy-paste layers. Not to mention that the keyboard shortcuts are now working, not just CTRL+C and CTRL+V, but even a step back (CTRL+Z), arrows, etc. Try it out.

Improvements and features
  • A new Feed Export feature has been added for Ceneo.pl, a well-known Polish online shopping and price comparison website.
  • Users now have the ability to generate an output value in a variable when any content variable is missing. This option is initially disabled by default, but it can be easily activated by any user.
Bug fixes
  • In Image Editor, border radius for rectangle is now fixed
  • Fixed long headlines in Rule previews
  • Several fixes for Image Editor (cropping, handling layers etc.)
October 4, 2023

Google Ads product statistics enrichment

Starting now, you have the capability to enhance your feeds with Performance Max and Google Shopping product statistics. This allows you to segment products based on their performance in Google Ads.

See Knowledge base for more information.

New Feed export and Data source notifications

New notifications will alert users if no updates have occurred in the last 24 hours. This feature will help ensure that your products remain up to date. This notification is enabled by default.

Improvements and features
  • Custom pricing now offers an option for unlimited spending and items in Feed exports
  • Enhanced CPC is no longer available, as Google has discontinued it
Bug fixes
  • Timed notifications in Feed exports are now fixed
September 1, 2023

Performance MAX placement insights

Advanced Performance Max placement insights will now be displayed on your campaign’s dashboard. This allows you to easily see the locations where your ads are being displayed and assess their performance. Utilize these insights to change your strategy or improve your content for specific placements.

You can find more information here.

New conditions for your rules and variables

New product condition filters have been introduced. You can now apply filters to exclude or include product based on XY% of the highest/lowest custom value. Also we’ve implemented an option to use an existing variable while creating new variables.

Improvements and features
  • Changes in pricing are now visible in the Audit Log. You can track updates related to your billing and subscriptions, including any modifications to your pricing plan.
  • You can now upload your exported feeds to the FTP along with SSL protocol and zip/gzip compression.
  • Users can now set up their own notifications for Data sources and Feed exports.
Bug fixes
  • Fixed an issue where numerical variables were occasionally imported as text when utilizing the Feed Scraper tool.
  • Adjusted the preview layout for Facebook Ads to accommodate images in various formats
  • Readability of multiple tooltips for a more user-friendly experience
June 21, 2023

Upgrade of Facebook campaign automation setup

  • New setup process that enables you to create Facebook campaigns more effectively
  • Completely revamped user interface
  • Automatic campaign structure has been removed
  • Introducing Product sets with a broader range of filter options
  • Quality of life changes, including faster and easier duplication and new ad set creation
Improvements and features
Bug fixes
March 16, 2023

New data source upload interface

We want to offer you the best possible user experience. So, this time we tweaked the entire interface when uploading a data source in organization. If by chance the upload fails, we’ll help you find out the cause with new notifications and fix it easily.

Improvements and features
Bug fixes
  • Ad group sum count fixed when there is more than 10 000 ad groups in campaign
  • Fixed bad matching of budgets when using DSA and search ad groups in a campaign
  • Preview of the exported feed now takes into account the conditions and the number of selected rows
March 2, 2023
Improvements and features
  • Improved functions of Image Editor, which will make your work easier. For example, the ability to quickly edit a layer after double-clicking on it
Bug fixes
  • Fixed loading bug of sync history log
  • Fixed keyword error when changing the advertising system
  • Adjusted flow after duplicating an Ad and continuing to edit it
February 10, 2023

Budget selection for search ads and DSA

Search and DSA campaigns used to have shared budget only. Now you have the option to set individual or shared budget for your campaigns. This choice also affects the choice of allowed bidding strategies. More about budget selection »

New variable for value extraction from category path

Remove any elements or category directly from the category path and use the new variable for feed grouping.

Improvements and features
  • New notification when items in the exported data source decrease. If there is a significant drop in products, you will be notified by email. This will help identify the error way earlier.
Bug fixes
  • Fixed error when adding videos to Assets in Performance Max campaigns due to incorrect authorization.
  • Fixed a bug when duplicating campaigns for Sklik
December 1, 2022

Text Ad Customizers

You can now also work with Ad Customizers in the application. These allow you to add dynamic content and thus personalize text ads in search results. Why? Because personalized ads attract far more attention than general ads. A pleasant advantage of using text Ad Customizers is also that the entire advertisement will not be generated again, only its dynamic part.

Improvements in the Feed Exports interface

Several changes have been made. The first thing you will definitely notice is the division of the entire menu into three sections, which will help you manage your work there. The last section is activity log, where you can find the entire history of activities, downloads and synchronization.

Improvements and features
  • You can now manually generate a new feed

If you make a modification to your export settings (rules or changing custom variables), you can now manually force a feed to be generated. No need to wait for the next automatic update.

  • New options in the Image Editor

Even better pictures with new features! Vertical text aling, underlines, line editing, line wrapping, text shortening… Now you can do it all!

  • Synchronization rules if the campaign does not contain any products

Sometimes a bugged source or any wrong settings can lead to no products being present in the campaign. Now you can set how the campaign should behave in such a case. Wanna synchronize it anyway? Sure. Wanna use the last existing settings that contained products? Of course.

Bug fixes
  • Display campaigns linked to an archived data source

Campaigns that were linked to archived data sources could occasionally be hidden. This is now fixed, ads are shown and an error message appears that you need to upload a new data file or restore an existing one.

November 10, 2022

Automatic account clean-up

Now you can set your ad groups to be deleted from your ad system after a certain amount of time. This allows you to decide when your ad sets should be removed - after 7, 14, 30, or 90 days. Or you can rule out deletion entirely by choosing “Never”. This change brings several improvements such as removing old errors, speed up your app or prevents your from reaching the ad group limit in Google.

Improvements and features
  • New feed exports for Aukro and Spartoo

We now support the Czech online shopping platform Aukro where you can auction off your products. Settings include everything you’ve become used to with Aukro. Additionally, e-shops expanding abroad will no doubt appreciate our support for Spartoo, a huge marketplace specializing in fashion and accessories.

  • Promo templates for Image Editor

We have added Black Friday and Cyber Monday templates to Image Editor.

Bug fixes
October 16, 2022

Google Extensions now in PPC Bee

You can now also automate Google Extensions (soon as Assets) in your campaigns. In PPC Bee, you can set extensions for website sitelinks, callouts, images (including editing in the Image Editor), calls, structured snippets or promotion.

Read more about Google Extensions here

Improvements and features
Bug fixes
October 11, 2022
Improvements and features
  • Improved initial setup of new organization

When setting up an organization, we have now reworked the initial steps to make them more clear and to provide PPC Bee additional information, so we can improve our services.

Bug fixes
August 19, 2022
Improvements and features
  • Design of the edit buttons for images

Previously, the action buttons above the image were not easily visible against the background of the image. We have therefore modified their design and added a background so that you can no longer miss them :)

  • Warning when missing ad for Search campaign with DSA

When you create a search campaign with DSA, it may happen that you choose a campaign structure but don’t create adequate ad text for it. For example, if you select DSA for each item, set up DSA ad text for it, but no longer set up ad for standard ads, the application will notify you that you are missing the ad text.

  • New variations of Feed exports

We have prepared more new variants of Feed exports, now available for Mall, Mall Availability and Spartoo.

Bug fixes
July 28, 2022

Smart Shopping Campaigns switches to Performance MAX

On 30.9.2022, Google will discontinue support for Smart Shopping campaigns. New Smart shopping campaigns will no longer be able to be created and existing ones will be converted to Performance MAX campaigns. You can do the conversion manually directly in the system or wait until 9/30/2022 for the system to convert them itself, but we definitely recommend adding Assets to your new MAXs for better campaign performance. In PPC Bee we are ready for this change and the system will automatically detect the change of ads in the ad system and transfer them to PPC Bee. So you don’t have to worry about losing data or having to do anything complicated, we’ve got your back :)

Smart Display Campaigns switches to Display Campaigns

Another such change is regarding Smart Display campaigns, these are officially ending on 1.8.2022 and will be replaced by Display campaigns. But it’s not a major change, the campaign will be automatically converted again in PPC Bee and you don’t have to worry about anything. In addition, you will now be able to target location and language.

Improvements and features
Bug fixes
July 28, 2022

Smart Shopping Campaigns switches to Performance MAX

On 30.9.2022, Google will discontinue support for Smart Shopping campaigns. New Smart shopping campaigns will no longer be able to be created and existing ones will be converted to Performance MAX campaigns. You can do the conversion manually directly in the system or wait until 9/30/2022 for the system to convert them itself, but we definitely recommend adding Assets to your new MAXs for better campaign performance. In PPC Bee we are ready for this change and the system will automatically detect the change of ads in the ad system and transfer them to PPC Bee. So you don’t have to worry about losing data or having to do anything complicated, we’ve got your back :)

Smart Display Campaigns switches to Display Campaigns

Another such change is regarding Smart Display campaigns, these are officially ending on 1.8.2022 and will be replaced by Display campaigns. But it’s not a major change, the campaign will be automatically converted again in PPC Bee and you don’t have to worry about anything. In addition, you will now be able to target location and language.

Improvements and features
Bug fixes
June 15, 2022
Improvements and features
  • You now have the option to manually trigger a new campaign sync during an ongoing sync. This can come in handy, for example, if you need to quickly reflect on changes that you made.
Bug fixes

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