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Preview your ad on Google search results

So you’ve set up an ad for your business, but now you want to see your AdWords Express ad in action! The Ad Preview tool can help you do just that.

We know it’s tempting to look for your ad on Google. But if you repeatedly search for your own business on Google without clicking your ad, you may stop seeing it after a while. That's because Google's system recognises your computer and stops showing ads that it thinks you aren't interested in. The Ad Preview tool can help you view your ads the way that your customers will see them on Google.

The Ad Preview tool allows you to see the exact same results as a Google search, without affecting your ad performance. Plus, we don’t count views from the Ad Preview tool, so you’ll have more accurate view numbers in your AdWords Express dashboard.

To use the Ad Preview tool, follow these steps:

  1. Go to
  2. After choosing the appropriate domain, language and location, enter one of your search phrases and click Preview.
  3. At the bottom of the screen, you’ll be able to see exactly which ads are being triggered by the search phrase that you entered.
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