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Andrew Logan21-Jan-2023 12:25:272 min read

6 reasons you don’t see your Google Ads when searching for them on your own

6 reasons you don’t see your Google Ads when searching for them on your own.


1. Too many searches without clicks

If you repeatedly search for your own business on Google without clicking your ad, Google's system recognises your computer and stops showing ads that it believes you are not interested in. 

How to fix this:


2. Your account has billing errors.

Billing errors (declined or expired payment cards, for example) on your account can stop your ads from running.

How to fix this:

  • Check your billing summary in your Google Ads account Billing (Tools or Tools and Settings).
3. Your budget is limited or depleted

Google Ads will work out your maximum monthly budget based on multiplying the daily budget you have set by the number of days in the month. As your actual spend may vary, there may be days where less budget is allocated. If the budget for your ad has already been met for either the day or the entire month, your ad won't run.

How to fix this:

  • If you want to increase how often your ads show, try increasing your budget.

Go to your Google Ads account

Learn more about setting an average daily budget for your campaign.


4. Bidding may be too limited

Your bid strategy status is the state of your automated bid strategy at any given point in time. When checking your campaign performance, it’s helpful to review the status of your automated bid strategies to make sure that they’re running as expected and help resolve any issues, as needed. If your bidding is too limited, your ads may not show.

How to fix this: 

  • If you would like to use a bidding strategy that automatically sets bids with the goal of showing your ad on the absolute top of the page, on the top of the page or anywhere on the page of Google search results, we recommend using Target impression share.
  • If your goal is to get more clicks or conversions, we recommend using target cost-per-action (CPA).



5. Ad is under review


While your ad is being reviewed, its status will show as 'Under review'. Google reserves the right to prioritise ad reviews or re-reviews to ensure the overall stability of system operations, or temporarily restrict ad serving to ensure policy compliance.

How to fix this:

  • Wait one working day for your ads to be reviewed. We review most ads within one working day, though some more complex review processes may take longer.
  • If your ad is under review for more than two full working days, contact us for further information.
  • Learn more about the ad review process.



6. Your ad has been disapproved

Disapproved ads will not run. If your ad has been disapproved, check your email (If you can’t see an email, check your spam folder) for disapproval messages, which may have information about how to resolve issues with your ad.