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Google Ads API Version Is Available Launches on April 27th!

author image Written by: Rabije Gashi Corluka           Categories - Paid Ads

Google has released a new version of its Google Ads API (application programming interface) – the v10. Using APIs, developers can create and use applications that interact directly with account information on the Google Ads server. APIs like these let advertisers manage large Google Ads accounts and campaigns efficiently.

The new version, which is set to see the light of day on April 27, comes with a bunch of new stuff developers can work with. Smart campaigns, Performance max campaign upgrades, Local service ads changes, Audience resource, and more:

What’s New?

These are some of the novelties that came with version 10:

  1. All Get methods are removed
  2. New Meta parameter
  3. Smart Campaigns are now generally available
  4. Support for Local Service Ads are added
  5. New Status field on Customer and Customer Client resources

 

  • To be able to use the new features, you must upgrade your client library and client code.
  • Also, if you’re still using AdWords, you must migrate to the Google Ads API by April 27 since AdWords is retiring!

Why Is This Important?

Advertisers can use the API to pass account data to other applications they use. It also assists them in managing larger accounts and campaigns. API users will have more flexibility with the tool since it now supports more of Google Ads’ latest products.

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Google Ads Announces Top 3 Priorities for 2022

02/17/2022

Google Ads is working on a better experience for its users and it shows. They announced their top three priorities for this year, and it’s all about focusing on automation, measurement and privacy.

Shifts in consumer behaviour are a hot topic during the pandemic, and Google knows this. Vice President and General Manager of Google Ads, Jerry Dischler, talked about how these shifts come with both challenges and opportunities, according to Search Engine Journal.

The Privacy

Think about yourself as a user now – you want your privacy, you cherish it and you only want to share it with people and brands you trust. So it does become frustrating to hear about different privacy violations and you do become a bit sceptical about it all. Google knows this and knows how important it is to maintain it. You have to work on your relationship with your users and customers in order to get those first-party data. How? That’s up to you/ But focus on this:

  • Build direct relationships
  • Ensure measurement remains accurate and actionable
  • Keep your ads relevant

 Automation

Performance Max and Discovery campaign types – these are the two focuses in the Automation pillar. They both centre around reaching users at scale from a single campaign. According to Google, these types of campaigns offer the following advantages:

  • More simplicity in management
  • Multi-channel reach
  • Greater ad inventory
  • Incremental conversions

Google recommends using Smart Bidding, responsive search ads, and broad match keywords for campaigns that target single channels such as Search, Display, and YouTube.

Measurement

Measurement will be tough in the upcoming times, especially because of the announced removal of third-party cookies. Without measurement, it’s hard to tailor the strategy to success and without it, it becomes more difficult to prove the value of your marketing. That’s why Google is rolling out new solutions, which will rely on your data and privacy-safe APIs:

  • Enhanced Conversions
  • Conversion Modelling
  • Consent Mode
  • Data-driven attribution
Read The Entire Google’s Blog Post Here

 

 

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Google Introduces The Auto-tagging Option

02/01/2022

Google revealed another useful feature to the Google Merchant Centre. More help is on the way when it comes to better analytics and measurements. Its name: auto-tagging for free product listing. With it, you will be able to track your shopping campaigns better, by adding a result ID to your URLs.

“With auto-tagging, after someone clicks your free product listing and free local product listing, auto-tagging adds a bit of additional information — a parameter called “result id” — to the URLs people click through.

When used together with a third-party web analytics tool (like Google Analytics), this will allow you to see how effectively your free listings and free local listings lead to valuable customer activity, such as purchases.says Google.

The same result ID will be used for a customer that clicks on your listing multiple times. It will also be tracked through your analytics tools, thus helping you analyze in more depth,

How to Turn Auto-tagging On?

This feature is not a default one and has to be turned on by the admin. To turn auto-tagging on, you simply sign into your Merchant Center Account and find the option under Conversions. Turn it on, and you’re good to go!

Why Is This Important?

With the data you get from the analysis of your free listings and conversions, you can make informed decisions that will actually make sense. Now that you can track better and have more information about conversions and purchases, you can determine if you need to change anything in your marketing strategy.

 

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