How to test and debug Google Ads installation

You can test and debug your Google Ads setup using:

  1. Google Tag Assistant browser tool
  2. WP FP’s debug mode

This is how you do it.

Method #1 (Recommended). Test Google Ads setup with Google Tag Assistant

To debug Google Ads with Google Tag Assistant (GTA), you need to:

  1. Open incognito mode in your browser (best to use in Google Chrome. I experienced issued in other browsers)
  2. Make sure that your ad blocker is turned off
  3. Go to Tag Assistant’s website
  4. Add and verify the domain of your website

GTA will automatically open your website. If you use a cookie notice, you will have to agree to cookies before you will see any data.

Method #2. Test Google Ads setup with WP Full Picture’s Debug mode

To test and your debug Google Ads setup with the debug mode, you need to:

  1. Go to the “General settings” page in WP Full Picture
  2. Go to “Other” section and enable the “debug mode”
  3. Open your website in incognito mode
  4. Make sure that your ad blocker is turned off
  5. Open your browser console (click right mouse button anywhere on the page > click “Inspect element” > click “Console” in the panel that will show up)
  6. Browser a little. Information about tracked actions will show up in the console.