Mock-up Google Adsense Ads for Designing

I know it sounds strange but I dont really know how else to word it.

Anyway, I remember surfing the net and finding a website that generates unclickable google ads that you design just like you would in adsense.

I need these ads so I can use them as place holders when coding and so that I dont make google freak out that I refresh my own page so much.

Im sure someone on here knows what I am talking about?

Not sure if this is really what you are after, but this is what I use as a placeholder for ads:

https://www.google.com/adsense/adformats

Just copy the image location, and insert that into your code. Or you can copy the actual image and paste into your layout mockup in photoshop or whatever. It also doesn’t have any other colours but you get the idea… hope this helps.

Yes I used them before, but I actually want to color match and stuff. I remember there was a website that generated the code for the ads with the custom colors…

If you’d like us to stop reporting clicks
and impressions on your ads while you perform site development, please add
the following line of code to your AdSense code:

google_adtest=‘on’;

To resume normal reporting, simply remove this line of code from all your
pages.

I emailed google a few weeks ago about this and thats what i was told, i havent tried clicking them in test mode but i do know it does stop reporting impressions.

Google told you that directly?

Yep here is a full copy of their email response

Hello Jeff,

Thanks for your email.

I wanted to assure you that the information you received at are FAQ page
is the correct method to use. If you’d like us to stop reporting clicks
and impressions on your ads while you perform site development, please add
the following line of code to your AdSense code:

google_adtest=‘on’;

To resume normal reporting, simply remove this line of code from all your
pages.

I hope this information clarified any questions you had.

For additional questions, feel free to post your question on the forum
just for AdSense publishers: the AdSense Help Group
(http://groups.google.com/group/adsense-help).

Sincerely,

Sunil
The Google AdSense Team

You could always email the adsense support yourself and ask, i’ve found them to be very helpful with all my questions so far :slight_smile:

Hey, that’s pretty cool. I can’t believe that’s never come up before.

I also wrote to Google and suggested that they allow us to exclude views/clicks from a given IP address. This would solve lots of problems IMO.

I would agree that is a really good topic you brought up and i am sure will prove helpful in the future

No one knows of this other website to generate dummy adsense code? Because it would be very handy for those using YPN that can’t add this google_adtest code!

Well, I did a search for “adsense sandbox utility” and came up with a few things that might help. The most promising one looks like it’s here:
http://www.digitalpoint.com/tools/adsense-sandbox/
Hope that helps.

So, that link doesn’t look to be what you’re looking for - sorry!
Have you tried Google’s Adsense Preview Tool? https://www.google.com/support/adsense/bin/answer.py?answer=10004&topic=154