Ad Preview and Diagnosis tool
Update (November 2015)
After hearing feedback from you, our advertisers, we’ve decided to keep the logged out version of the Ad Preview & Diagnosis tool. Over the next few months, we’ll work on improving the logged out experience so that it better serves you.
A tool in your account that helps identify why your ad might not be appearing. The tool also shows a preview of a Google search result page for a specific term. This helps you see which ads are appearing for your keyword.
- Use this tool to check the status of your ad for a particular keyword. Once you enter a search term and other criteria like language and location, the tool will tell you whether your ad is eligible to appear in that situation.
- If you want to see how your ad appears in search results, it's better to use this tool than to do a search on Google. You'll see the exact same results as a Google search but you won't harm your performance by accumulating ad impressions every time you look for your ad.
- To use the Ad Preview and Diagnosis tool, click on the tool under the "Tools and Analysis" menu at the top of your AdWords account, or visit google.com/AdPreview.