Google Adwords test conversion - test keywords

Posted on 2010-11-23
Last Modified: 2013-12-08

I have setup Google conversion tracking (inside Google Adwords) for a website I am working on, but it remains 'unverified' as there hasn't likely been a conversion yet. The <script> is in place as per their instructions, and so I was hoping to actually test this by visiting Google> searching for some of my keywords > click the Ad > complete the conversion process and hit the conversion page: however, most of these ads setup are all very costly per click and i'd rather not waste my ad budget if there's another way to approach this.

I tried adding a keyword for an obscure/random term (i.e. 'wefrwef23890er789hqgwd') and set the bid to 1 cent, but it's suggesting it's not on the first page. Realizing it might be a coincidence and be the model for some device, I tried another random string and got the same result. Is there any way, or is it possible, to do what I'm trying to do here? That is, to setup a random/obscure string as a keyword & ad at 1cent per click for testing conversion tracking?
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That looks like it might address the issue of the conversion not being verified - but it doesn't tackle my main objective: trying to get test keywords operational as I've outlined above.

Anyone else have any recommendations?

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The reason for why 'wefrwef23890er789hqgwd' will not work as a keyword is b/c Google doesn't provide and results to anyone that searches it...
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>> Google doesn't provide and results to anyone that searches it
My apologies, I don't understand what you mean here - can you elaborate?

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*any not *and, typo

What I mean is: If you Google the term 'wefrwef23890er789hqgwd' Google will not provide any results to that search can't pay for a keyword that they don't show results for.

The keyword may work now since this page/post shows up as a result now.
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>> you can't pay for a keyword that they don't show results for.

Ok that answered something

>> The keyword may work now since this page/post shows up as a result now.

The irony .. haha! this post might be more help than it appears on the surface ;-)

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