Advertisers can allow agencies to run campaigns on their behalf using the New Google AdWords integration.
Both advertisers and agencies must actively configure the system. The video below describes what steps need to be taken by the advertiser and the agency in order for the agency to track mobile traffic it gets to the advertiser's app on AdWords.
Before the Agency begins using this guide, the Advertiser must first configure the Google AdWords integration. For details, click here.
Setting-Up Google AdWords Tracking for Agencies
To start agency tracking of Google AdWords campaigns with AppsFlyer, follow these steps:
The advertiser must grant the agency access to the app by following the instructions detailed here.
1. Go to your AdWords Dashboard and click Tools
2. Select Linked Accounts.
3. Under App Analytics Provider, find AppsFlyer and Select Options.
4. Click Share with Another Account.
5. Insert the new Agency’s AdWords Customer ID
6. Click Next >> Send Invite
The advertiser can now see that the invitation request has been sent to the Agency. When the Agency accepts the invite, the status changes to Sharing.
For more details on sharing your Google AdWords Link ID, click here.
The Agency can see the link status is now Active.
The Link ID generated and set by the advertiser is grayed out to the Agency.
2. The Agency now sets its AdWords Customer ID.
Enter all of the AdWords Customer IDs (Sub Accounts) of the Google AdWords accounts that the agency is running campaigns for the advertiser's app.
You can find the Google AdWords Customer ID by clicking on the arrow in the top left corner and thereby opening the Navigation Panel.
3. Click Save & Close.
1. Click the In-App Events tab.
2. Select to either send In-App Events from Only Google AdWords Installs or from All In-App Events to AdWords.
3. Map all In-App Events you want to send to AdWords, with the pre-defined AdWords events.
4. Click Save & Close.
Import the first-open and in-app actions to Google AdWords to begin counting conversions in both Google AdWords and your AppsFlyer dashboard.
To be able to import, you must launch the app and perform your mapped in-app events at least once.
- It may take up to 6 hours until the new conversions change status from No Recent Conversion to Recording Conversion.
- If an agency works with an MCC account and the app is promoted via several MCC sub-accounts all sub-accounts must be configured in the AdWords Customer ID field (as seen on above screen shot).
In such a case there is no need to configure the customer id of the MCC account.
7. Check the box next to first_open ALL your apps and for each event you want to import.
8. Click Import and Continue
9. Click Done. You can now see your third-party conversion event in the Conversion Actions table.
Click the name of the event to see more details.
Congratulations! You have now completed the agency setup for tracking AdWords mobile installs on AppsFlyer.
To watch the video "Setting-Up Google AdWords Tracking for Advertisers" click here.
- The Click Attribution Lookback Window default is set up to 30 days but the agency can change this.
- The agency can retrieve cost data from Google AdWords by clicking the Connect button.
- The cost is shown both on the agency and advertiser dashboards at campaign level.
- For iOS apps the Google AdWords configuration window contains a link generator and a tracking link section. This is because Google iOS Search attribution is done via tracking links.
- Search iOS campaigns are not part of the New AdWords UI. To track them you must switch back to the AdWords old UI and then follow the setup instructions here.