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Preview Google AdWords in Other States & Countries

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Preview Google AdWords in Other States & Countries

Preview Google AdWords in Other States & Countries

Google AdWords has come out with a new location targeting ad preview tool which lets advertisers see how their ads are served in other physical locations. Classic scenario, your agency is based in Philadelphia, your client is out of Tampa and the Google AdWords ads are being targeted to the Chicago area.

How do you see the ads that users in Chicago are seeing?

Google AdWords has come to the rescue:

We’ve heard your feedback and now have a tool for you to use to preview your ads no matter where they’re targeted. Here’s how it works:

1. Visit www.google.com/adpreview

2. Enter your keyword(s) in the search box and click on the “Search” button

3. Preview your ads on the search results page that loads or the subsequent pages (click the next link to see more ads on the right-hand side)

The search results and ads are not active, so you can preview at will without accruing impressions or accidental clicks. Best of all, you can refine the results page by adding location attributes and values manually to the URL of the ad preview page. Optional attributes include a target country, longitude/latitude coordinates, regions, and cities. In the U.S., you can also set a target ZIP code or designated market area (DMA).

For example, if you are trying to preview ads for “camping tents” in Chicago, IL, the URL you would use would look like:

http://www.google.com/search?adtest=on&hl=en&q=camping+tents&gr=US-IL&gcs=Chicago

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