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Checking your Ads Approval Status

If you have concerns or are just curious to see your approval of your ads no problem.  Just visit the ADS tab and the take a look at the Status column.  There are a number of possible approval statuses that you may see as well as a handy diagnostic tool.


Possible statuses are:


  • Under Review
  • Eligible
  • Approved
  • Approved (non-family)
  • Approved (adult)
  • Approved (limited)
  • Disapproved
  • Site Suspended



You can also place your mouse over the bubble in the status column to view a popup with additional diagnostic information and run some additional testing by editing the keyword and location of your ads to see their status in different areas.  This is helpful for advertisers who target multiple countries where ads may be allowed in one country but not in another.


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William N
November 2016

My ads show approval in status, but I do not see bubble to mouse over in the status tab.


Also when I click on my ad groups  they all show as eligible, does this mean my campaign

is not running? If so how can I get them to run?