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The heartbleed bug

This morning we found out that OpenSSL has a very serious bug (CVE-2014-0160). Most services on the internet use OpenSSL for securing communications between browsers and servers and so do we. From heartbleed.com:

“Without using any privileged information or credentials we were able steal from ourselves the secret keys used for our X.509 certificates, user names and passwords, instant messages, emails and business critical documents and communication.”

We immediately checked all our servers, updated OpenSSL to the very latest version and replaced all keys and certificates.

Want to know if other services (like your own) are vulnerable? Use http://filippo.io/Heartbleed/ to find out. While you’re at it, you might also want to check for other SSL related issues with this handy tool from SSL Labs.

Posted 3 years ago

Campaign overview and user management

We've added 2 new features.
First of you can now show campaign overview for a chosen metric. We'll be adding more reports in the following weeks.

We've also added user management. You no longer need to share logins. You can now add other users who can access you're account.

Posted almost 4 years ago

Outage

We have unfortunately had some serious outages over the last couple of days.

Everything is back to normal now, no data was lost.

We will improve our external monitoring so that in the future we can act more swiftly.

Posted almost 4 years ago

Customize your reports for each client

You can now upload logos for each client account to customize the report for your clients. If set this logo will be shown instead of your own logo.

Posted 4 years ago

New Server

We've moved Campaigncoach to a new server. If you notice any errors, please let us know at info@campaigncoa.ch .

Posted 4 years ago

Automatic currency settings

Instead of setting the currency yourself we now get the currency from your client accounts. So you no longer need to adjust the currency if you support client accounts in more than one currency.

Posted 4 years ago

Customizable columns

We've recently added customizable columns for the account and keyword tables. You can also specify on which column to sort the results.

For the account graph you can choose clicks or any other metric you like.

To customize your report go to your report setting: https://campaigncoa.ch/report_setting/edit

If there are other columns you'd like us to support, please let us know info@campaigncoa.ch.

Posted almost 5 years ago

Weekly reports preview

Our new weekly reports allow you to create reports for weeks instead of months.

Creating these free preview reports doesn't effect your credit/allowance.
Preview reports also never get mailed to your clients.

Try our weekly reports for free: https://campaigncoa.ch/client_accounts?period=weekly

Posted 5 years ago

Some customization and German reports

In our move towards more customizable reports we now support turning keyword and adgroup reports off. We'll be adding more customization options in the coming weeks.

We are also glad to announce we support reports in German. Thanks to everyone that helped us with the translations.

Posted 5 years ago

MCC account password no longer required

As of this week we support OAuth for MCC accounts.
To access your MCC account CampaignCoach used to require your MCC account's username and password. Google's new API supports OAuth which allows you to give applications access to your MCC account without giving your password.

You can switch by logging into CampaignCoach and going to your google account settings: https://campaigncoa.ch/mcc_account/edit

Posted 5 years ago

Downtime

We are very sorry that we had an hour of downtime this morning.

We have fixed the problem and are back up again.

Happy reporting!

Posted 5 years ago

Campaigncoach is now part of FourStack

CampaignCoach was started back in 2008 by Petrik de Heus and Marek de Heus, two brothers and independent software developers.

As of january 1st 2012, CampaignCoach is no longer a service of mworks.nl but of http://fourstack.nl , an IT consulting company co-founded by Petrik and Marek.

As we are now part of a larger consulting firm, we have more resources to invest in CampaignCoach.

Please note that we have changed the Terms of Service https://campaigncoa.ch/terms to reflect our new company name (no other changes have been made).

Posted 5 years ago

Toggle cost related columns

You can now hide the Cost and CPC columns.

To remove these columns, go to http://campaigncoa.ch/client_accounts and click 'edit' for the account you want to change. You should see a checkbox for disabling the cost columns. Click save and the next time you (re)create a report the columns will be gone.

Not that this feature is not available in the "Trial" and "Basic" accounts.

Posted 5 years ago

Some small improvements

Certain characters in email sent to clients where not rendered properly. This has been fixed.

We also noticed that the AdWords API sometimes doesn't play nice. As a result our code freaked out. This we also fixed.

Posted 5 years ago

New BCC Functionality

If you have all your reports sent directly to your clients, you can now add your email address as a BCC.

This allows you to see exactly what your clients see.

You can specify the BCC email address by clicking report settings and scrolling to the bottom of the page.

Posted 5 years ago

Nous Parlons Français

We just added reports in French.

We now support 4 languages: Dutch, English, French and Spanish.

Posted 5 years ago

Uptime 99.99% over the past 6 months

The CampaignCoa.ch website is monitored 24/7 by Pingdom.com so that we can act in case of an outage.

Over the past 6 months we have had hardly any outages. As a result our uptime for this period is above 99.99%.

Posted 5 years ago

Online invoices and payments

All CampaignCoach users that pay via PayPal can now easily download their monthly invoice.

We also added support for viewing your payments.

Just login and click Subscription, you will find a little menu on the right containing links to your invoices and payments.

Posted 5 years ago

Formatting glitch

We have discovered that some reports have a formatting glitch.

We are working on it and recommend you do not create any reports until we have fixed this.

Posted 5 years ago

Formatting glitch fixed

The formatting glitch that was discovered in some reports has been fixed.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Posted 5 years ago

Report per month more flexible

When creating/changing a subscription you can now choose the exact amount of reports you want to buy.

Posted 5 years ago

Pay as you go

You can now pay as you go, without the need for a subscription.

Just select "Single order" and you can buy credits for the number of reports you need.

Posted 5 years ago

Improved "Client Accounts" page

If you have more than 100 clients, you might notice that the "Client Accounts" page loads a lot faster now.

Posted 5 years ago

Invoice mailing

We have been busy working on some backend stuff.

One of the things you will notice is that our invoices are now sent via email.

Posted 5 years ago

Auto scheduling

We've added another small feature.
You can now auto schedule your reports at the beginning of the month.

If you check "Auto scheduling" under your reports settings, we'll create your reports for you. So you won't need to log in or remember to create your reports.

New features we're currently working on include reports customization.

Posted 5 years ago

New clients with no email address

Google now allows you to add a client without specifying their email address.

Note that this new client will not show up in CampaignCoach if you reload your clients.

We are working on a solution to address this problem whcihc we will deploy later this month.

In the mean time you should give every new client an email address in Adwords.

Note that if you give your new client an email address in Adwords, it will not be available in CampaignCoach right away. It can take a few hours for this information to become available to CampaignCoach.

Posted 5 years ago

Reports in more languages

We already offer reports in Dutch, German, French and English.

Now we also offer Swedish and Portugese. Thanks to everyone that helped us with the translations.

Please contact us if you want support for another language.

Posted 5 years ago

Simpler reports with top 20 keywords

Reports can get really big for campaigns with lot's of keywords. We now support showing the top 20 or top 50 keywords instead of showing them all. We've added the same functionality for adgroups.
To change how many keywords/adgroups should be shown go to your settings at https://campaigncoa.ch/report_setting/edit .

This is a small step in our process of making your reports more customizable. More functionality will follow.

Posted 5 years ago

Downtime

Unfortunately we experienced some downtime last night after we installed our new SSL certificates. Site should be back up now

Posted 5 years ago

Customizable colors

We now offer fully customizable color settings. Just click on Report Settings => Advanced Settings

Posted 5 years ago

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