An End-To-End Guide For Google Ad Tracking
Similar to your Facebook Ads, we need to establish conversion tracking before you even decide to spend a rupee on Google Ads.
Tracking noteworthy tasks taken up by users on your website, once they click on an ad is of sheer importance since it will aid you in making more logical, informed and in case you are aware of what you’re doing then – more decisions that are profitable and fruitful in your AdWords account.
Else you will never know which ad groups, ads, audiences or full-length campaigns are simply wasting away your ad money.
Tracking A Google Ad Using Google Ads Conversion Tag:
Head to the tools and settings link, there in the menu choose “conversions” and take it forward from there.
Then click on the blue plus sign for creating whole a new conversion. Choose “website” as your type of conversion, after the creation of a conversion.
Next, choose a name for your conversion by clicking on ‘use a different value for each conversion’ (in case you are running an eCommerce platform) or you could set up a fixed value if at all you happen to only capture leads.
Also, you could decide on whether you want to count each & every conversion. And the length for these conversion windows - if they are view-through and regular conversions. For beginners especially, default settings will work the best.
Choose “create and continue” button to move on.
What you’ll find here is a set of installation options, similar to FB pixel.
Note: Remember, this tag is a conversion one and you cannot include it for all your pages. It must be only kept in your code’s header of the site’s thank-you page. Or along with a button click on your page.
Choice 1: Manual Setting Up Process
Tap the “install the tag\ yourself” option. Into -you page header, copy & paste the global site tag.
Following this, copy the particular conversion event tag. Paste it in the global tag of header, below.
Together, this is how the code should be like:
If at all you wish to arrange conversion events such as form button clicks, add to carts etc., the easier way is to go for Google Tag Manager.
Choice 2: Tracking Google Tag Manager
Tracking with the help of Google Tag Manager is way easier.
Just select the “use Google Tag Manager” option.
Simply log in to your GTM account. Then head to the container which you wish to add your conversion to.
Next, choose the “tag configuration” and then “Google Ads conversion tracking” as your type.
Moving on, just copy and paste the conversion id and its label into the required fields. Save your tag.
In case you already happen to have triggers in your GTM setup - then this is the final step.
In case not, create a trigger for your conversion event - for the new conversion.
The simplest way to get this done is to select a Page View trigger.
It’s really important to select “some page views” and particularly target your page for thank you.