Thursday, November 5, 2015

AdWords Preview Tool: Great for Mobile SEO Checkups!

If you are doing "Mobile SEO," you'd want to see whether your company shows up in mobile, and be able to vary things like your physical location and/or the type of device (iPhone, iPad, Android Phone, etc.).

AdWords Ad Preview and Diagnosis Tool

Guess what?  Google AdWords ( has a tool called the Ad Preview Tool, and it does just that.  Here's how to get to it:

  1. Login to your AdWords account at  You MUST have an account to use the tool - just set one up with a credit card (you do NOT have to spend money, you just have to have an account).
  1. On the top menu, click on the far right pull-down: Tools > Ad Preview & Diagnosis.  Here's a screenshot:

Next, enter your target keyword phrase, and on the far left, select the mobile device you want to use.  Here's a screenshot:

Now Even Better: a Realistic-Looking Phone Simulation!

It gets better: Google is upgrading the phone interface so you get a really good-looking and realistic view as to what your ad and/or organic result looks like on the phone.  Here's a screenshot: