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Google Ads Connector

Version 3

 

Intro

Google Ads, formerly Google Adwords, is an online advertising service where advertisers pay to display brief ads to web users. Use the Google Ads connector to retrieve performance reports about your accounts, ads, campaigns, budgets, and many more. For more information about the Ads API, see https://developers.google.com/adword...s/guides/start

This topic discusses the fields and menus that are specific to the Google Ads OAuth connector user interface. For general information about adding DataSets, setting update schedules, and editing DataSet information, see Adding a DataSet Using a Data Connector.

Prerequisites

To connect to your Google Ads data using this connector, you must have your Google credentials (email address and password).

Connecting to Your Google Ads Account

This section enumerates the options in the Credentials and Details panes in the Google Ads OAuth Connector page. The components of the other panes in this page, Scheduling and Name & Describe Your DataSet, are universal across most connector types and are discussed in greater length in Adding a DataSet Using a Data Connector.

Credentials Pane

The Domo Google Ads OAuth connector uses OAuth to connect to Google. Click Connect (or select Add Account if you have existing Google Ads accounts in Domo) to open the Google OAuth screen where you can select the account you want to connect to. After selecting an account, specify the password for that account. After you have entered a valid password, you can use the same account in Domo any time you create a Google Ads OAuth DataSet. You can manage connector accounts in the Accounts tab in the Data Center. For more information about this tab, see Managing User Accounts for Connectors.

Note: If you are already logged into Google when you connect in Domo, you are authenticated automatically when you click Add account. If you want to connect to an account that is different from the one you are logged into, you must first log out of the currently active Google account.

Details Pane

This pane contains a number of fields and menus you can use to configure your report.

Menu

Description

Report

Select the Google Ads OAuth report type to run. The following reports are available:

Account Performance

Returns all statistics aggregated by default at the account level.

Ad Performance

Returns all statistics aggregated at the ad level.

Ad Group Performance

Returns all statistics aggregated by default at the ad group level.

Budget Performance

Returns all statistics aggregated by default at the budget level.

Keywords Performance

Returns all statistics aggregated at the keyword level.

Campaign Performance

Returns all statistics aggregated by default at the campaign level.

Placement Performance

Returns all statistics aggregated at the placement level.

 

Customer ID

Enter a comma-separated list of the Customer ID you want to retrieve data for. Customer IDs must be for your Google Ads advertiser accounts not for a manager account.

Segments

Select the segments to breakdown the data.

Metrics

Select the metrics you want to retrieve.

Currency Display

Select whether to display money amounts as micro units of local currency ($100.00->100,000,000.00) or local currency.

Date Range

Select the date range for the data in your report.

Date Type

Specify whether you want to retrieve the data for a specific date or a date range.

Single Date Select whether the report data is for a specific date or for a relative number of days back from today.
Specific Date Select the specific date using the date selector.
Relative Date Enter the number of days back that you would like to get data for in the Days Back field. Specify either today or 0, yesterday or 1, or today-7 or 7 to get data for 7 days into the past.
Start Date - Specific Select the first date in your date range using the date selector.
End Date - Specific Select the last date in your date range using the date selector.
Start Date - Relative

Enter the number of days back that you would like to get data from (start day). Combine with End Date to create a range of represented days.

For example, if you entered 10 for Start Date and 5 for End Date, the report would contain data for 10 days ago up until 5 days ago.

End Date - Relative

Enter the number of days back that you would like to get data to (end day). Combine with Start Date to create a range of represented days.

For example, if you entered 10 for Start Date and 5 for End Date, the report would contain data for 10 days ago up until 5 days ago.

Other Panes 

For information about the remaining sections of the connector interface, including how to configure scheduling, retry, and update options, see Adding a DataSet Using a Data Connector.

FAQs

This connector is not working for me. Are there any other ways to bring my AdWords data into Domo?

If this connector does not bring your data into Domo, try using one of the following Domo connectors:
Google Ads via Google BigQuery Service Connector, Google BigQuery Service Connector, or Google Sheets Connector.
Google Ads via Google BigQuery Service Connector is the preferred alternative. You need to configure a BigQuery script in Google Ads to use this connector. Once you have configured the script, you should be able to pull in your Google Ads data into Domo.
Or use Google BigQuery Service Connector. Note that you will need to work with your Google representative to make the necessary connections between Google Ads and BigQuery.
Or use Google Sheets Connector to pull in Google Ads data into Domo by setting up an automated process for importing updated Google Ads data each morning. This process can be time-consuming, but we provide step-by-step instructions.
For more information, go to Domo's Google Ads Knowledge Base article for Google Ads Connector

What kind of credentials do I need to power up this connector?

You need your Google credentials.

How do I know that my login credentials are secure?

The login process uses the OAuth process, so your Google credentials are never seen or stored by Domo. This keeps your login secure. You can revoke Domo's access to your account at any time.

How often can the data be updated?

As often as needed.

Are there any API limits that I need to be aware of?

No

Can I use the same account to create multiple datasets?

Yes