Google Ads Developer Blog: Simpler testing with new AdMob test ads

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Today we’re asserting a conduct change when requesting test ads utilizing the Google Mobile Ads SDK. It allows you to test your personal advert models whereas additionally guaranteeing that you’re in test mode.

When utilizing the Google Mobile Ads SDK throughout improvement, we suggest that you simply configure your system to request test ads. Always testing with test ads is vital so that you keep away from having your account flagged for invalid exercise.

Previously, enabling test ads resulted in the identical pattern advert like this one being proven in your app:

While this labored effectively as a fundamental examine, it did not enable for testing what actual ads would appear to be in a manufacturing setting. For instance, you could not test your mediation configurations or the several types of banner and interstitial codecs that AdMob affords. The replace we’re rolling out addresses these issues.

New Test Ad Behavior

Starting right now, apps constructed in opposition to Google Mobile Ads SDK 11.6.zero or larger on Android or 7.26.zero or larger on iOS can make the most of the new conduct of test ads, which serves production-looking ads with out charging advertisers. With this alteration, you possibly can safely test the clickthrough conduct of your ads with out your account getting flagged for invalid exercise.

Banner, interstitial, and rewarded test ads now present a “Test Ad” label within the top-middle of the advert to present you a visible indicator that the advert returned is definitely a test advert.

Sample 300×250 Banner advert

For native superior test ads, the headline asset has the textual content “Test Ad” prepended.

Sample native content material advert.

Test ads with Mediation

When utilizing , ads proven from third-party advert networks will not show the test advert label. Only Google ads present the test advert label. You are answerable for guaranteeing that your testing of third-party advert networks is compliant with their said insurance policies. See every mediation community’s respective mediation information for extra info on tips on how to allow test ads on these networks.

See the testing information (Android | iOS) for extra info on tips on how to allow test ads within the Google Mobile Ads SDK. If you will have any questions, contact us on the developer discussion board.

 – Eric Leichtenschlag, Mobile Ads Developer Relations


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