A new update to Google AdWords will allow advertisers to see how their ads perform when automated extensions appear.

For those unfamiliar, automated extensions are ad extensions, such as consumer ratings and seller ratings. Previously called “annotations,” these ad extensions don’t require setup and automatically appear with the ad copy, given the ads meet certain criteria by Google.

Google announced Friday, October 31st, that it will be replacing annotations with automated extensions “to simplify our naming conventions.” The changes will be reflected across the AdWords Help Center and other future communications.

In addition, Google said a new AdWords report will be rolling out, allowing advertisers to monitor the performance of their automated extensions. On Google+, the company wrote:

“Over the coming weeks, we’re rolling out a new report in AdWords that shows you how your ads perform when they appear with automated extensions [http://goo.gl/QpwqtL]. To view the report, select “Automated extensions” from the View drop-down in the Ad extensions tab [http://goo.gl/XpyTUH]. Keep in mind Google already optimizes your ads to show the most relevant ad extensions [http://goo.gl/jJDnvC], generally showing your highest performing and most useful combination of extensions and formats among those eligible. So there’s no need to compare and manually optimize for performance across your automated extensions.”

Now, advertisers will be able to gain insight into whether the automatic ad extensions that Google generates for their display ads help or hurt their campaign and how.