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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 & Diagnosis tool can help you to do just that.

We know that 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 recognizes your computer and stops showing ads that it thinks you aren't interested in. The Ad Preview & Diagnosis tool can help you to view your ads the way that your customers will see them on Google.

The Ad Preview & Diagnosis 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 & Diagnosis tool, so you’ll have more accurate view numbers in your AdWords Express dashboard.

You can also bookmark a specific search or share with your colleagues or clients by using the 'Share this search' button in the top right-hand corner of the page. This URL will open the Ad Preview & Diagnosis tool using the selected parameters. Bear in mind that the search results returned by this tool may change over time. For example, a preview of your ad may no longer appear in the tool when your campaign reaches its daily budget.

To use the Ad Preview & Diagnosis 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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