Today, I created two new ads in one of my ad groups, to start a new test of two different messages.
For some reason, both got flagged for manual approval, but now look at the Status of both ads:
Of course, I clicked the little question mark thingies for help.
Here’s the description of both Status values:
We haven’t yet verified that your ad follows all of our advertising policies. Your ad is eligible to run on Google search pages but your ad won’t run on our search partners or on content network placements until we review and approve it.
When your ad is “Under review,” it’s not running anywhere. Additional investigation is required before we’re able to approve or disapprove this ad.
Ah, that clears it up then….