Questions tagged [google-ads]

(Formerly known as "Google AdWords", and different from "Google AdSense") Google Ads is an online advertising platform offered by Google, where advertisers bid to display brief advertisements, service offerings, product listings, or videos to web users. It can place ads both in the results of search engines like Google Search, and on non-search websites, mobile apps, and videos. Services are offered under a pay-per-click (PPC) pricing model.

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Should translated English keywords pointing to local language landing page be in a separate Campaign / Ad group or same as original?

We have done quite a bit of testing with driving local traffic using English terms (eg. used cars Stockholm) instead of local language terms (begagnade bilar Stockholm). Basically, English keywords ...
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Analytics imported conversions show as "No recent conversions"

I have imported a few goals from Analytics into Google Ads, but they show as "No recent conversions": The reason it's confusing me is that there are quite a few conversions in Analytics. I believe ...
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Avoid unnecessary crawling of ad landing URLs by disallowing query string with robots.txt

Will the following configuration allow me to run an Ads campaign for products with the ?string parameter in the URL? User-agent: * Disallow: /*?string User-agent: AdsBot-Google Allow: / User-agent: ...
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Ad words conversion without GDPR consent

Is it possible to track Google Ad conversions on a marketing site, cookieless and without the GDPR consent? There are articles like such that explain that you can create a hash combining the IP ...
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Do Google Ads get attributed to the most specific targeting when multiple rules overlap?

Anyone know what the specificity hierarchy is on Google Ads? Does it always attribute the results to the most specific target? For example if you have a radius inside a radius will it attribute the ad ...
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Linking it to Adwords to Google Search Console + Cannot Verify http:// property

Good day everyone and thanks for taking the time to read this. I have a problem with linking my Google Adwords to my Search Console and have tried to reverse engineer the issue to no avail. Go to ...
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How can I get audience performance report data via the Google Adwords API?

I can get Keywords Performance Report, Campaign Performance Report and so on. E.g. The xml data of Keywords Performance Report: <?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8' standalone='yes'?> <...
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Timezone setting while integration between Google adwords and Salesforce sales cloud

We've integrated Google AdWords accounts with Salesforce sales cloud account to track lead creation & conversion data based on the GCLID values. Currently, the date format in salesforce is GMT+0:...
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Use Google Analytics to track inquiries from AdWords users based on the URL of the contact request

My clients site cannot be modified to track goals, the platform they use will not allow it and the developer has no interest in coding anything in to help. I'm coming to the site late in the game but ...
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Tagging GDN and Video Ads UT Override for non 360 customers

I would like to auto tag my Ad Search campaigns but would like my Video and GDN campaigns to have a medium of 'Display' as opposed to CPM. I know you can do a UTM override if you are a 360 customer. ...
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Refused to execute script from 'https://googleads.g.doubleclick.net/pagead/viewthroughconversion/

I just added tags to track the conversion of our Google Ads and according to Google Tag Assistant, all is fine (the tag is blue; "To validate please enter the feed ID"). But in the console, I get ...
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Does Adwords use Geolocation in AdRank?

I'm running a national campaign for an online retailer. They are focusing on improving sales in Michigan. Their national ads are currently showing in Michigan. Do I get any value from adding ...
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Does AdWords support polite loading or backup images?

I"m new to creating HTML5 display ads and I don't know whether AdWords supports polite loading or backup images. When we upload and test our ads, there is some lag where there is no ad for a moment. ...
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How to track Stripe purchases coming from Adwords?

Is there a way to track in Google Analytics the purchases made through Stripe and coming from an Adwords ad? And if it is possible, can I also track purchases that took place 30 days or more after ...
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AngularJS URLs with a hash are not displayed properly by Google AdWords

I have 2 pages designed on AngularJS: https://www.example.com/book/ [List page] and https://www.example.com/book/#/vs [Individual page] But in Adwords when user clicking on our ads the google ...
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AdsBot-Google making requests that include the domain name and result in 404

AdsBot-Google bot has recently started making a lot of requests results in 404. These are not likely to ever be requested by users and all include the domain name so instead of requesting /index.html ...
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Import Analytics goals and Ecommerce transactions directly into AdWords account

I have a Magento-ecommerce site. Recently I migrated to Universal Analytics from Google Analytics. In Uiversal Analytics, I have tracked transaction data. It's tracking fine. I have linked Analytics ...
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AdWords Keyword Insertion in Destination URLs

I cannot for the life of me get keyword insertion in my destination URLs to work. I want to have the keyword appear in the destination URL. I've tried turning off autotagging, and have tried all of ...
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Google Analytics 4 conversions don't show up in Google Ads account

I started a Google Analytics account from my personal account and I started Google Ads from my company account. I set up GA4 events in my website and marked them as conversions in Google Analytics. My ...
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How Google Ads headlines and descriptions work?

It says I need five headlines. If I try to add less I get the error message: Too few elements in the collection. Does Google switch out between the headlines? What if I'd rather it just use one ...
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Google Ads (Adwords): How does one "remove" or "unset" Campaign Groups?

Google Ads (Adwords): How does one "remove" or "unset" Campaign Groups? Not like this: https://support.google.com/google-ads/answer/6393350?hl=en#zippy=%2Cremove-a-campaign-group
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Set a Google AdWords campaign objective for a URL with a query string

We will launch a Google AdWords campaign for our website. On our website, we have a page to let users to send us a form for contact. After a user clicks on Envoyer, the page will be redirected to ...
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Google Ads Clicks = Analytics Paid + Organic?

We're using google analytics through tag manager and google ads to acquire leads. We noticed something we cannot explain and have begun doubting the validity of our data in general: For a given month, ...
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Why some website are not availables in Google Ads Display Network?

I'd like to have my dynamic ads running on some website where i see these are displaying Google Ads, but when i go to edit the targeting preferences (display ads) to add them, i cannot find these ...
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How to specify latitude/longtitude in google ad preview tool?

I've created an Adwords campaign targeting specific regions on the map using radius tool. However I don't see my ads when typing in my keywords, even though I've allowed google access to my location ...
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My Ad is not running due to "Limited by budget" issue

My Ad is not running due to "Limited by budget" issue. I'm running a YouTube's video campaign to promote my video. When I was started it was working absolutely fine with minimum budget by ₹...
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Monthly search value in adwords api is much larger then in a Keyword Planner

I am trying to use an adword api to get some keyword statistics. But what I see is that with a same parameters my monthly search volue is about 7 mln searches. While adword keyword planner shows ...
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How to disable Google Ads two-step authentication

I currently am using my Gmail for SMTP for my site. But I also signed up for Google Ads. To sign into Google Ads, I have to two-step authenticate. But because of this, it disables the SMTP for my ...
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How do I use Google re-marketing ads on YouTube to show three ads to a user sequentially with time inbetween?

I am trying to setup a campaign to perform re-marketing on YouTube. I currently have 3 ads and ad groups. Let's call them ad1, ad2 and ad3. My goal is this: If a user has visited the site, and hasn't ...
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Targeting popular keywords for Google Ads and less popular keywords for Google search

I'm a web and mobile app developer with some SEO experience but I'm certainly not an expert. Lately I've been putting more thought into our property management website's SEO, and specifically keyword ...
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More clicks but the client said he didn't get all of this clicks!

I have a client that I was running for him a search ad, to make customers call his phone number, in my Adwords dashboard the phone number was clicked 176 times during the last month (1-31 December), ...
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Google Analytics thinks that Paid Search is Organic Traffic

I have been running Google Ads campaigns for last 2 weeks and just noticed that all Google Ads clicks are counted as Organic traffic inside Google Analytics (I know that, because there has been huge ...
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How can I access a particular ad copy by AdID for a single (my own) Google Ads account?

We are getting AdID from the incoming clicks using ValueTrack. Now, we're trying to get the COPY of the ad using this AdID. Do I need a full-blown Google Ads Manager Account and API to access a ...
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How to implement Adwords window.google_trackConversion() in Gtagjs?

How to implement this Google Adwords label tracking conversion using gtagjs? window.google_trackConversion({ google_conversion_id: 1053230267, google_conversion_label: 'oeTXCJCwzmQQu4mc9gM', ...
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How can I reduce the number of files required for integration with Google TagManager/Analytics/AdWords?

I'm working on a landing page which currently references these Google resources: https://www.googletagmanager.com/gtag/js?id=UA-12345 (which then pulls n https://www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js,...
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Page cannibalising ranking?

My site glueckundsegen.de is seeing declining rankings and I wonder whether the following might be a reason for that and whether there is something that can be done to resolve that. The keyword I'm ...
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Why does Google Analytics show traffic to my website when I open up an AdWords campaign?

I have noticed that every time I open up an AdWords campaign I receive traffic to the landing page for the campaign. The traffic is a google.com referral traffic. It's a single page visit with no ...
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Can't unlink Google AdWords customer account from test manager account

I'm trying to unlink a customer account from my Google AdWords test manager account. But got: Every account must have either a user with administrative access or a manager account with ...
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Uploading offline conversion data to AdWords via API is successful but not appearing in the stats

I've been trying to upload offline conversions from clicks for quite a while now. First I tried manual uploads from a CSV. I made sure that the click associated with the gclid was at least a day apart ...
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How can I restrict a Google Display Network campaign to certain sites?

I ran a Google Display Network for a couple of week, providing a number of keywords which (to my knowledge) restrict the sites on which (or the users to whom?) the ads are shown, which as is described ...
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How to know the performance of competitors bidding for my brand keywords?

For my brandname "XYZ", few competitors are bidding on Adwords. I want to know, their performance such as 1. CTR for their bidding 2. Their conv.rate 3. clicks If this is not possible, any other ...
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Adwords conversions on overview vs conversions on conversion actions

We have google analytics tracking conversions and noticed quite a difference between the conversions analytics is tracking versus the conversions google adwords is tracking. I found out that the ...
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Google Ads - Billing transactions don't match campaign amount spent

I have a client who has spent $3,000.00 on Google Ads within the last 6 months. Or at least this is what the campaign is saying within google ads. We have hit the 3,000 dollar spend and have paused ...
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Using Android Account GUID for Customer List upload Google Adwords instead of Mobile Device ID

So Adwords has the functionality to upload customer lists based on Mobile Device ID for audiences. I got the ones for iOS, however when I tried to upload for Android, I got a bunch of formatting ...
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I have one more day before the end of the month and I have no conversion in Google Ad Grant, what should I do to stay compliant?

I have a client that has one more day to get compliant with Google Ad Grants' policy of having at least 1 conversion. What should I do to stay compliant?
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Conversion Actions tab showing 'unverified' status

I have implemented the phone call conversion tracking code for my real estate website, as follows. As instructed in Google ads guidelines, I have added the below code in <head></head> ...
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Is competitor's name in website URL allowed?

Is it allowed to use your competitor's name in a path of your website URL? For example: If I am competing for the same product as a product name "ABCD" and my product's name is "EFGH". Can I have a ...
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Keyword Planner Tool: How can Exact Match Keywords produce a greater volume of impressions than its Broad Match variant? Bug or misunderstanding?

Earlier, I wanted to check out how many impressions were being generated for the keyword 'Canvas Prints', for SEO purposes. Here are my findings: Exact Match > Broad Match and Phrase Match? I am a ...
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Where/how can I download the complete Geo Location Targetting data from Adwords?

Where/how can I download the complete Geo Location Targetting data from Adwords? Is this publicly available? Can I export it? Grab it out of some Adwords Offline XML file? Really appreciate your ...
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Paid traffic reported as organic in Analytics

Google Analytics reports paid traffic from Bing, Google, FB, and Yahoo as organic. The AdWords account is linked properly and auto-tagging has been enabled, there doesn't seem to be any reason why ...