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How To See Your Ad in the Wild

A step-by-step guide to help you see your ad live. 

Your ad has been approved and you’ve received a notification saying it has started displaying on the billboard(s) selected in your campaign.  

Before you grab your keys and head out the door, there are three steps to take to make sure your ad shows during the time you will be at the billboard.

Step 1: Make sure you only have 1 billboard selected on your campaign.

This is a crucial step. 

If you have multiple billboards selected on your campaign, you will have no idea which billboard is going to display your ad when you go to see it. You may find yourself waiting at a billboard only to find out your ad has been displaying at a different location the entire time. 

You may need to deselect all of the billboards that you have selected, except for the one you are going to. After viewing your ad, you can re-select the other billboard(s). 

Check out our article "How to add or remove billboard locations"

**Be sure that the billboard you select is not "Temporarily Unavailable"**

Step 2: Change your daily schedule.

Decide what hour of that day you want to go see your ad and adjust your daily schedule so that it only displays your ad during that hour. This is important so that your ad displays frequently while you're at the board.  Follow the steps below to properly set your schedule. 

  1. Begin by clicking the three dots on the left hand side of your campaign, then select "edit"

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2.  Click on the "Schedule" section on your campaign.

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3. Click the "Custom Schedule" template and select only the hour(s) you plan to be at the billboard to view your ad. When finished, save and close your campaign. 

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Step 3: Make sure your daily budget is at least $5 for the single hour that you’re going to go see your ad. 

To understand why these steps must be followed before seeing your ad live, check out our article "How does Blip work?"