How to set up integration with Google Ads

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If you drive contextual traffic from Google Ads straight to Admitad Partner Network programs, you can set up automatic forwarding of conversions from Admitad Partner Network to your Google Ads account.

Once a sufficient volume of data is gathered, you can enable Google Ads’ automated strategies for optimizing conversion costs and increasing the number of conversions.

 

To set up this tool, make sure you have an ad space with the type Traffic purchase and subtype Google Ads. How to add an ad space

Setting up integration with Google Ads

Step 1. Setting up auto-tagging in Google Ads

To import conversions, activate Auto-tagging in your Google Ads account. See this guide from Google

When this function is enabled, the parameter gclid will be added to the affiliate link when a user clicks your ad. This parameter is a unique click identifier used in Google Ads.

If a conversion follows such a click, the tool will use gclid to make sure the conversion is attributed to your Google Ads account.

The max gclid value length is 100 characters.

1. To enable the function, go to the Google Ads account where you want your conversions to be imported.

2. Go to Account settings (1), and in Auto-tagging, check the option Tag the URL that people click through from my ad (2).

Click Save.

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Now, if the gclid get parameter is added to the Admitad Partner Network link, its value will be stored in the SubID4 column of the Admitad Partner Network report.

If you’re already passing values to the sudid4 parameter, empty it.

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Once a conversion in Admitad Partner Network occurs, the tool will automatically forward it to your Google Ads account.

Step 2. Creating a conversion in Google Ads for importing

To import conversions from Admitad Partner Network, you need to create a conversion for importing.

1. In the upper-right corner, click Tools and select Conversions from the drop-down list.

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2. Click 04_G-Ads_EN.png to create a new conversion.

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3. Select Import as the conversion source.

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4. In the new window, select the following:

  • Other data sources or CRMs
  • and Track conversions from clicks

Click Continue.

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5. Fill out the form.

  • Category. Select Other.
  • Conversion name. Type sale (starting with a lowercase letter).
  • Value. Select Use different values for each conversion.
    In Enter a default value, specify 0.
    The conversion currency must match your Google Ads account currency. Otherwise, the conversion value (in any currency) will be multiplied by the conversion currency/account currency rate every time you export your conversion.

    Example
    The conversion currency is US dollars, but the account currency is hryvnias. A conversion worth $1 will reach the Google Ads account with the value of 28 hryvnias. ($1 = 28 hryvnias)
  • Count. Select Every.
  • Attribution model. Select Last click.

Leave other fields unchanged.

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6. Click Add and continue.

Step 3. Activating the tool in the Admitad Partner Network account

After you prepare your Google Ads account for importing conversions, the last thing you need to do is enable the tool in your Admitad Partner Network account.

1. In your account, go to Integration with Google Ads (Tools → Integration with Google Ads).

2. Click Sign in with Google.

If you see Create an ad space instead of Sign in with Google, it means you don’t have an ad space with the subtype Google Ads and you need to add one. How to do that 

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3. In the new window, select the Google account for which you want to set up conversion importing into Google Ads.

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4. Grant Admitad Partner Network access to your Google account.
After that, you’ll be redirected to the tool settings page.

5. In the Client_customer_id field, enter your Customer ID and click Enable tool.

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Your Customer ID is shown in the upper-right corner of your Google Ads account.
Its format is 123-123-1234.

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6. In this window, you’ll see a message that conversion imports are active.

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The Currency field shows the currency specified in your Google Ads account’s conversion settings. Amounts for actions parsed from Admitad Partner Network reports will be converted into this currency and then imported into your Google Ads account.

Specifics and restrictions

  • Conversions will only be imported if the actions were performed after clicking on the affiliate links generated for an ad space with the subtype Google Ads. If you’ve set up the tool but drive traffic through the affiliate links of another one of your ad spaces, the tool won’t work.

  • Only use the integrated ad space for driving traffic from Google Ads. If you deploy affiliate links for this ad space in Yandex.Direct in parallel, conversions from Yandex.Direct will also be pushed into Google Ads, but the gclid parameter will be invalid. As a result, the error INVALID_CONVERSION_TYPE will appear on the tool page.

Using the tool

Here’s what will happen after you set up conversion imports:

  • All conversions with the parameter gclid will be imported into your Google Ads account.
  • Conversion data will appear in the reports.

Each conversion is pushed when registered.

You can find such conversions in the Admitad Partner Network reports using the gclid value (see the SubID4 column).

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Once a sufficient volume of data is accumulated, you can optimize the cost per click and increase the number of conversions by enabling automatic strategies from Google Ads. Learn more about that in this guide from Google.

Available actions

  • To make sure the integration works correctly and conversions are imported successfully, click Check access.
    A test request will be sent from Admitad Partner Network.
    If everything is set up correctly, you’ll see the message Data are sent successfully. Integration runs smoothly.

  • To suspend the tool operation, click Pause.
    Conversion imports will become inactive.
    If you need to resume the tool, click Enable tool. You won’t have to set up integration over again.

  • To end conversion imports and disable integration, click Delete.
    You’ll then be able to reconfigure the tool if you need to. For instance, you can integrate it with another Google Ads account. In this case, you’ll have to set up integration over again. 

If an error occurs when importing a conversion into Google Ads, you’ll see the error code and a link to the Google document with an explanation.

The tool will try to import this conversion again once every 24 hours until it’s registered.

Possible errors when setting up integration

Error Solution
Invalid format of client_customer_id. Required format: 123-123-1234 Check сlient_customer_id. You can find it in the upper-right corner of your Google Ads account, above the email address.
Invalid client_customer_id. Make sure your Google Ads account is associated with an active Google account. This error may occur if you have several Google accounts, each of which is linked to a Google Ads account.
Make sure you’re specifying the client_customer_id of the account to which you have granted Admitad Partner Network access.
If you selected the wrong account when granting access, go back to the tool page and disable integration (click Delete). After that, set up integration again.
The currency of your Google Ads account is now allowed in the system In your Google Ads account, you specified a conversion value in a currency that is not supported by Admitad Partner Network. Since you can’t change the account currency, you can’t link this account.

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