We know that you’ll be curious and want to see your ad but we ask that you try to resist the urge to perform any live searches for you ads online.
When you search for your ad and it displays, Google records it as an "impression without a click" which negatively impacts the ad relevance related to your search terms (see below).
We are more than happy to provide you with a screenshot of your ad using the AdWords tool that doesn’t record an impression upon request.
Why can’t I find my ad?
Again, we discourage searching for your own ads. With that said, there are between 6 and 8 ad slots available per search. There are many reasons why you may not be able to see your ad:
- Location targeting. If you’re not in the targeted area when you search for your ad.
- Device targeting. If you’re searching from a device that the campaign is not targeting (ex. Tablets)
- Ad scheduling. If you’re searching on a day or hour that the campaign is not targeting.
- Google has marked it as irrelevant for you. If you’ve repeatedly searched for your ad before but have never clicked on it, Google’s system recognizes your computer and stops serving your ad because it thinks it’s something you aren’t interested in.
- Your budget isn’t sufficient, or has depleted for the day. Ads will serve as long as there is sufficient budget left for that particular day. If you’ve already spent the majority or all of your budget, your ad will not serve