To enable the Publisher Console on a page tagged with the Google Publisher Tag:
?google_console=1to your page's URL.
For example, if your page is located at
www.google.com/gpt, you’d modify the URL to
Use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+F10 (on a Mac, use Function+Ctrl+F10) to open the console.
The console has two main tabs that display page information: "Ad Units" and "Page Request". In addition, the panel on the right indicates whether the page was tagged correctly, with details in the "Ad Units" and "Page Request" tabs. These features are described in the sections below.
The Ad Units tab
The Ad Units tab displays the following information:
- Publisher's DFP ID
- Creative size
- Time to fetch and render this ad
- Links to helpful debugging information
There are three links within the Ad Units tab that help you find the most important information quickly:
- Open Ad Unit in DFP: Opens the ad unit in the "Inventory" tab in their network.
- Delivery diagnostics: Opens a new window with information about which line item is serving and the other line items eligible to serve to that ad slot.
- Open Creative in a New Window: Opens the creative in a new window.
The Page Request tab
The Page Request Tab displays the following information:
- Time to fetch and render ads
- HTTP user agent information
- Timeline of events in rendering ads, like the sequential view in a web proxy tool console
This tab can help troubleshoot why a page is loading slowly by showing the sequence of events that occurs during a page load.
The Google Console will also check if your page is tagged correctly. To the right of the tabs, the console will show a green checkmark with the message "Page tagged correctly!"