How long does it take to see if my ads are getting clicks in Google AdWords?

It usually takes a few hours to see if your ads are getting clicks in Google AdWords. Google does not report ad impressions and ad clicks in real time. So the Google AdWords campaign manager will not show immediate impressions and clicks. You can expect to see updated ad placement statistics within a few hours after the activity.

When you are running an ad campaign in Google AdWords, naturally you want to be able to track your ad performance. The Google AdWords campaign manager allows you to track the performance of all your ads and keywords, with complete details about ad and keyword impressions, clicks and click-through rate.

Unfortunately, Google does not report ad activity in real time. It takes a few hours for Google to report ad activity such as impressions and clicks. So if you’ve recently got an ad approved in Google AdWords, be patient. You’ll be able to see if your ads are getting clicks within a few hours.

See: What makes people instantly click Google Ads now?