Google includes a ‘test’ button next to AdWords Tracking Template field for Upgraded URLs.
Yes, it was a real pain testing the combination of Tracking Templates and Final URLs once you switched to Upgraded URLs. There was no way at all to test it.
However, I was using Ad Preview and Diagnostic Tool to test it. Hovering the mouse at the ad in the preview tool showed the complete URL in the browser’s status bar. Yes, that was the only method you could test your tracking template with. It worked for me on small accounts with lesser number of campaigns and ads, but again it was really difficult with the accounts which had hundreds of ad copies.
Anyway, thanks to AdWords Engineers, it’s now possible to test your landing pages before you go live. Here’s how it looks – Continue reading…