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Is it possible to take screen shots of my display ads

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I have set up a display using Adwords GDN. I am targeting by custom affinity audience that I created using a combination of various words that signify the interests of my intended audience. Apart from that it is also targeting people who watched videos on our company's youtube channel, plus people who visited one of our older websites. My medium of advertising is a video. According to the dashboard, the campaign is running. I'm getting impressions, clicks and conversions. My colleague asked if I could browse the internet and try to catch the video in action on other websites. I said that is very unlikely, because I need to fulfill the requirements of the targeting. Even if I purposely visited the old website to fulfill one of the requirements of the targeting, and then go to other websites such as the ones listed under the automatic placement or placement tab in adwords(this shows where my ad has been shown so far), I may not be able to catch it depending on what other advertisers are competing for my attention. At the moment, I'm seeing other ads and not the ad I advertised. So, my question is, is there a way for me to catch the video ad in action on a 3rd party website? Thank you.

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It's usually not a good idea to try and "hunt your ads in the wild", as James amusingly put it yesterday.  It can mess up your quality scores and if you search for the same thing repeatedly without clicking, Google will stop dishing the ad to you. Double lose. 

 

There is no Display Network Ad Preview Tool, so best to rely upon the provided kpi statistics. Best practices!

 

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It's usually not a good idea to try and "hunt your ads in the wild", as James amusingly put it yesterday.  It can mess up your quality scores and if you search for the same thing repeatedly without clicking, Google will stop dishing the ad to you. Double lose. 

 

There is no Display Network Ad Preview Tool, so best to rely upon the provided kpi statistics. Best practices!

 

hth

 

 

Is it possible to take screen shots of my display ads

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The "trick" is to set a remarketing campaign and have the client visit the site.  Then instantly the ads will show up every time the client browses the web. This "cools down" the clients.... Smiley Happy

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