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Ad preview tool says no ads are showing

     
9:06 pm on May 16, 2017 (gmt 0)

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I am trying to use the ad preview tool to display ad that will show in other locations (not my location). I am setting the location. language, device and domain - correctly I think - but it just says your ads are not showing. However, if I look in google itself I can see the ads for my location.

Does anyone know why this may be happening?
9:27 pm on May 16, 2017 (gmt 0)

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My guess would be the tool is not working well. Many tools that Google makes available to us do not work 100%. After a while you get used to it and learn which ones are glitchy.
5:45 pm on May 17, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Dayparting the other locations?
8:52 pm on May 17, 2017 (gmt 0)

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The are no times set to display the ads. So dayparting does not appear to play a role,
3:27 pm on May 18, 2017 (gmt 0)

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If the budget is hitting the daily cap, it might not show.
Does the bid estimator give any insight?

The tool is pretty reliable, though not perfect... I'd give tech support a call.
3:26 pm on May 23, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Rhinofish,

I contacted customer support and they got it fixed - my bad - not specific enough in the location selection.