Isn't This the Same as the Google Ad Preview Tool?
Kind of! Essentially Local PPC Spy runs that tool every hour during the time period you
specified and aggregates the results into one report. If you are only interested in knowing
the businesses whose paid ads show up all the time, then the Google tool is all you need.
Run it once and you have your answer (as a convenience we provide that tool,
free of charge, in the tools section of this page). But if you are interested in the long tail;
in the businesses that advertise occasionally on Google, then Local PPC Spy is the tool
How can I test keywords, not phrases
Local PPC Spy does not work that way. Instead it simulates a (potential) customer. When a
customer does a Google search they type in a phrase, not keywords. Keywords come into play
when Google applies the matching rules specified for each ad. Since each advertiser might
have different matching rules, we can not generate our results based on keywords.