Campaign Types that are not supported for Smart Budgets

Adpulse communicates to the various ad platforms via their APIs (Application Programming Interface - effectively the pipeline through which we send and receive data), but the platforms will often limit or omit the data available through the API for lesser-used functions or capabilities.

This article talks specifically about campaign types that are not currently supported by the APIs, which will limit some of Adpulse’s capacity to support your ninja account management skills when it comes to some budget automations. 

Currently, the below campaign types have limited data available in the respective APIs.


Affected Campaign Types

Platform Campaign Type
Google Ads Discovery Campaign with product feed (see image)
Microsoft Ads Smart Search

Affected Functionality

We cannot pause or update budgets on these affected campaign types, meaning AutoPacing and AutoProtect are unavailable to use in Adpulse where you have an Adpulse budget containing one of these Campaign Types.


AutoPacing and AutoProtect will be disabled on Account Level Budgets

  • Whilst the metrics and pacing for Account Budgets that include the affected campaign types are accurate, we cannot pause or update those affected campaign types. 

Child Budgets using the Dynamic Campaign Selector

  • If the Ad Account contains one of the affected campaign types, the Dynamic Campaign Selector will be disabled

What’s NOT Affected

AutoPacing and AutoProtect will work as expected on Child Budgets where the included campaigns are selected manually

  • You can create Child Budgets where you can omit the affected campaigns types from the selection, and AutoPacing and AutoProtect will work as expected on these Child Budgets


The Alerts you might have received:


Subject: AutoPacing has been disabled for <Client name>

Alert: AutoPacing has been disabled on your <Client name> account due to it possibly containing campaigns that are unobtainable via the API. Read more here.


Subject: AutoProtect has been disabled for <Client name>

Alert: AutoProtect has been disabled on your <Client name> account due to it possibly containing campaigns that are unobtainable via the API. Read more here.


Subject: AutoPacing and AutoProtect have been disabled for <Client name>

Alert: AutoPacing and AutoProtect have been disabled on your <Client name> account due to it possibly containing campaigns that are unobtainable via the API. Read more here.

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