So, your company is paying big bucks for Google Ads, But Google ads not showing.
However, this isn’t always a problem.
But if you don’t see them with the Google Ad Preview tool, something’s wrong.
Fortunately, there is usually a good reason Google Ads don’t appear.
Below, we delve into why Google Ads not showing or don’t show up and what to do about it.
Some of the reasons they don’t show are technical or administrative issues, and others are performance-related issues.
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Most Google Ad account holders pay for their ads with automatic credit card or debit payments. Google charges the account when you get to your payment limit or threshold. It also will charge your card at the end of the month’s billing period.
For your transactions to be processed, the payment details on your card need to be correct. When Google can’t charge the card, the ads won’t appear.
This is one of the most common reasons Google Ads not showing or don’t run. So make sure your payment information is accurate when setting up your account.
Many account holders also have their credit card expire and they forget to update the information.
If you see ‘Low search volume’ in your account, you probably target long-tail keyword’s that few searchers are looking for.
Long-tail keywords can potentially bring high traffic. But this won’t happen if they are stopping your Google ads from showing up. When Google sees that you are going after low-volume keywords, it will make the ad inactive in the account.
You can fix the problem by seeing if your keywords are in the low keyword search volume category. Go to the Keyword part of your Google Ads account and review ad Status. If you see ‘low search volume,’ you can see the problem.
If the keyword is rarely searched for because it’s extremely niche, use a broader term to cover more searches.
Google evaluates ads based on how relevant they are to what the person is searching for. But it also judges by how relevant your landing pages is to the ad and keyword. So the ad rank will drop if the landing pages isn’t optimized and meaningful to the user.
Solve the problem by examining the targeted keywords you target and thinking about what the searcher is looking for.
What are the questions the searcher has? What is causing their problem? What are they looking for to solve their issue?
The landing pages should answer these critical questions. The message must match the ad and the landing pages.
Some advertisers simply don’t put enough time, effort, and research into the quality of the landing pages. But this an essential part of successful campaigns.
The more effective you are at establishing relevance between the landing page and the ad, the more often your ads appear.
Using negative keywords in your ad campaigns ensures you don’t spend money on undesired search traffic. But be careful when you set up negative keywords with broad match modified.
Check the negative keyword list and ensure that you don’t have negative keywords that cancel out keywords in any ad groups.
A phrase match keyword that doesn’t perform well may be ineligible to show ads. This may happen if your active keywords are too broad, so use long-tail keywords are different match types.
Sometimes ads don’t appear because they have been paused. Or, the google ads campaign or ad groups level where the ads reside were paused. If that’s happened with your ads, you only need to enable ads again.
Also, Google ads may not show if they were taken out of your account. If that happens, you would need to recreate them.
You can check if you paused or removed the ads by going to Change History to see what has been changed.
If nothing in your account has been paused or removed and you still don’t see ads, Google may have disapproved them. An ad that Google didn’t approve, obviously, won’t show.
You may need to review Google’s ad policies.
If you focus on a geographic location outside your area, you won’t see your Google Ads. But, of course, that also is the case if you have a different language preference option.
Also, if the language selection in the search engine is different than what is in your campaigns, you won’t see your ads.
Sometimes Google will review ad accounts. This is for security, and the search engine will check that your billing information is accurate. But your ads will not appear during the review process.
Good news – the process only takes two or three days, then the ads will show again.
However, account reviews are part of Google’s business, so there isn’t anything you can do but wait.
If, for some reason, the account is reviewed for more than three days, you will need to contact them.
Depending on how you have planned your Google Ad budget, you could run through your ad budget too fast. For instance, some Google advertisers set up their ads to deliver quickly. This can make your campaign limited by budget.
If the ad campaign shows ‘limited by budget,’ it means the ad may not show because of your CPC compared to the allotted budget. Google Ads will try to spread the budget over the day for the best performance. So, your ads will not show each time a person looks for your keywords in Google.
Address this problem by lowering bids or boosting your daily budget.
Ad Schedule: Also, try setting up your ad schedule to certain hours of the day and focus on times when there is more user engagement.
As you see by this list, there are myriad reasons your Google Ads may not appear.
Unfortunately, many users have this problem, but the good news is that it’s not difficult to fix once you pinpoint the issue.