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4:40 pm on Jan 6, 2016 (gmt 0)

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I've got some Regional (US) Campaigns and I want to search from that region to see my ads. I used to use Google Chrome in Safari and in the Search Settings, set my location to a specific area but Google has removed that setting from Chrome.

So, now how can I view my Regional Ads in the SERPS from that location?

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John
5:08 pm on Jan 6, 2016 (gmt 0)

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John,
I also didn't appreciate Google removing this feature. However, you can still use the Adwords Ad Preview and Diagnosis Tool inside of your Adwords account... OR... if you have to use Chrome (Although I advise against this as it only lowers your CTR in Adwords)... you can simply ad your location to your search term. for example if your region is Orlando and you want to see your ad for Widgets... simply search for "Orlando Widgets"...

Hope this helps!
5:37 pm on Jan 6, 2016 (gmt 0)

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Thanks "TheRealSaxman" hate to use the Ad Preview and Diagnosis Tool as I don't really feel that it's accurate, but looks like I may have to. Or. maybe get Management to pay me for some travel to different (Tropical) locations to test! :-)
5:44 pm on Jan 6, 2016 (gmt 0)

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nice... you can come visit us down here in Florida... lol... or even farther south... maybe Cancun... in regards your issue though I understand you not liking the preview tool, but you can still see you ads by typing in the location before your search term as I suggested... unless you are worried about this effecting your actual ranking which may be the case, but if you simply want to make sure that it showing this should work...

Good luck!
6:28 pm on Jan 6, 2016 (gmt 0)

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Thank you, I'm thinking Bora Bora :-)
9:07 pm on Jan 7, 2016 (gmt 0)

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Other options are to use a VPN that lets you switch location, firefox has a lot of open proxy plugins (a little harder since you need to find an open proxy in that location), and so forth.

If you use a regional query in your result, you'll still see some local ads as they are also targeting your current region.

None of these are 100% accurate, but VPNs are usually the easiest way to do it if you don't want to use the preview tool. The preview tool is fairly accurate unless you want to see extensions, then its not very good to use at all.
 

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