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Does the Ad preview tool work when your campaign is off?

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Hi RMG,

 

I'm just going to give you the same answer as Theresa, but from a different point of view.

 

Yes, the preview tool works as expected. If your campaign is turned off, it will tell you no ads show for that keyword.The job of the preview tool is to test whether your ad is running at that particular moment in time. The results can vary throughout the day--budget restrictions, more or less competition at the time and a few other factors can affect this.

 

If it were to tell you your ads are running when they infact are not, the tool would not be working very well.

 

Best of Luck!

 

Pete

 

petebardo -- Deadhead doing AdWords

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No. The tool only diagnoses eligible ads. If your campaign is not active, you don't have any eligible ads.


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Hi RMG,

 

I'm just going to give you the same answer as Theresa, but from a different point of view.

 

Yes, the preview tool works as expected. If your campaign is turned off, it will tell you no ads show for that keyword.The job of the preview tool is to test whether your ad is running at that particular moment in time. The results can vary throughout the day--budget restrictions, more or less competition at the time and a few other factors can affect this.

 

If it were to tell you your ads are running when they infact are not, the tool would not be working very well.

 

Best of Luck!

 

Pete

 

petebardo -- Deadhead doing AdWords