Google Ads

Step-by-step guide to send event data from RudderStack to Google Ads

Google Ads is Google's premier online advertising platform. It can be used for efficient marketing strategies such as product listing, service offerings, as well as activities such as conversion tracking.

RudderStack's Google Ads SDK uses a global site tag (gtag.js) that is a JavaScript tagging framework, and an API that allows you to send event data to Google Ads.

Getting Started

To enable sending data to Google Ads, you will first need to add it as a destination to the source from which you are sending the event data. Once the destination is enabled, events from our JavaScript SDK will start to flow to Google Ads.

You can use our SDK to send Page Load Conversions as well as Click Conversions. However, you can send this data only through our JavaScript SDK.

Before configuring your source and destination in RudderStack, please check whether the platform you are working on is supported by Google Ads by referring to the table below:

Connection Mode

Web

Mobile

Server

Device mode

Supported

-

-

Cloud mode

-

-

-

Once you have confirmed that the platform supports sending events to Google Ads, perform the steps below:

Please follow our guide on How to Add a Source and Destination in RudderStack to add a source and destination in RudderStack.

  • Give a name to the destination and click on Next. You should then see the following screen:

Connection Settings for Google Ads in RudderStack
  • Please enter the Conversion ID of your Google Ads account. You can also configure Page load Conversions for multiple instances, as well as and Click Event Conversions by providing the corresponding Conversion Label and Name of that conversion.

  • Click on Next to finish the configuration. Google Ads will now be added and enabled as a destination in RudderStack.

Page

You can make a page call with the conversion name to our RudderStack SDK for a Page Load Conversion. The SDK will send this data to Google Ads.

A sample page call is as shown:

rudderanalytics.page('page view');

Track

You can make a track call with the conversion name to our RudderStack for a Click Event Conversion, which will in turn send the data to Google Ads.

RudderStack maps the properties.value, properties.currency or properties.order_id to the supported value, currency, and transaction_id fields of Google Ads, respectively. RudderStack also maps properties.revenue to value.

A sample track call is as shown:

rudderanalytics.track('track conversion', {
value: 125,
currency: 'INR',
order_id: 'order_1'
});

FAQs

How do I get the Conversion ID?

You can get the conversion ID from your global site tag snippet. It should look something like AW-123456789.

How do I get the Conversion Label for Google Ads?

You can find the value of the Conversion Label from your event snippet. The provided event snippet should look something likesend_to: 'AW-123456789/bpg3CMiIjLMBELXBp8wC'. Enter the part after the '/'

Contact Us

If you come across any issues while configuring Google Ads with RudderStack, please feel free to contact us or start a conversation on our Discord channel. We will be happy to help you.