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Gmail Ad Creatives - Validator Not Working

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https://www.google.com/ads/gsp/creative/ is not working. I have been using it to validate and package my creatives. Is there an alternative tool?

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July 2016

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Hi Chuck,

I just wanted to follow up and let you know that the link I shared above is the new Gmail ads validator, and the only tool now available for Gmail ads validation. The other link you mentioned originally has been retired.

Here is the correct link going forward: https://h5validator.appspot.com/gmail

Cassie

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Hi Chuck,

 

Thanks for posting to the Community. I'm not able to access that tool you linked either. Can you try this link instead and let me know if it works for you?

 

Cassie

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Thanks, Cassie, that looks like a useful tool for validating. Unfortunately
it is missing almost all the functionality of the other one... the other
one let you edit the html, preview it, upload the extra files such as
teaser, and export zipped version with all your updates after validation.
This lets you share the file after validation, but nothing else.

Chuck G

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Got it. Thanks, Chuck. I'm going to flag this with the technical team and I'll follow up here when I hear back from them. Thanks for your patience.
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July 2016

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Hi Chuck,

I just wanted to follow up and let you know that the link I shared above is the new Gmail ads validator, and the only tool now available for Gmail ads validation. The other link you mentioned originally has been retired.

Here is the correct link going forward: https://h5validator.appspot.com/gmail

Cassie

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That's very disappointing. I now have no way to actually see what I've
created.
If I could load it to my adwords account, at least I could see it, but
support there doesn't seem to know anything about the sponsored gmail
promotions, they insist that text and image are the only possible types of
ads...

I managed to manually create the two ads I was working on, validate them
with the new tool, and send the zips to my client to upload to their
adwords account which apparently has some way to do that. Retiring that
tool has left me unable to properly support my client who's actually using
the ads, and I am very unhappy about that.

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Thank you for the honest feedback, Chuck. We'll let our product team know.

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Hi Chuck,

You should be able to upload custom creatives into AdWords for validation.

Here are a few things to check:

1. Within your AdWords account, did you select to create a "Display" campaign? Gmail Ads will only show as an option for "Display" campaigns.
2. You'll need to create the Campaign first, then select "+Ad" in the Ad tab. Then select "Ad Gallery" > Gmail Ads > Custom HTML template. You'll be able to upload the ad there.

Let me know if these steps don't work!

Best,
Kirstin

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Hi Cassie,

I uploaded the ZIP file in the validator and I clicked on Share and I got a link copied to clipboard. What's the next step, how should I upload HTML layout to Gmail ads- HTML ads????

Thanks in advance.