Preview Google Ads For Your Site

For one of the projects I’m working on I needed to see which type of ads Google would choose to bestow on certain pages. A co-worker pointed me at Try Before You Sell at the (unofficial) Google Weblog. While this is quite handy (and easy to use in a bookmarklet) I did find it a little cumbersome.

So filled with the drive of an early morning and bacon sandwiches I decided to put together a right click extension for IE. But after a quick search it seems Google have beaten me to it with the AdSense Preview Tool. While it’s not perfect, no uninstall mechanism beyond editing the registry by hand, it does give a nice window full of information for the current page.