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The following document defines the process for creating a Google AdWords campaign for iOS and Android.

 

Data Needed Before Beginning Process:

  • Google AdWords Account
  • Link ID

Create a Link ID within Google AdWords

The following procedure provides the steps for creating a Link ID within Google AdWords. For further details, contact a Google account representative.

 

NOTE: Only one Link ID per app is required. Android and iOS versions of the same app require separate link IDs. The Link ID provides the connection for the install and all post-install events for the associated app.

NOTE: If conversions need to be tracked across multiple accounts for a single app, either use cross-account conversion tracking and create the Link ID in the manager (MCC) account, or create the Link ID and share it across accounts. Create the link in the account that will be the owner of the link. Only the owner of the link can grant access and share the link to other accounts.

 

  1. Log in to Google AdWords.
  2. Click Try the new AdWords.
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  4. Click Tools, billing, and settings>Linked accounts.
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  6. Select Third-party app analytics>Details.
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  8. Click Create Link ID for the initial link in the account, or click “+” to add an additional link.
  9. Select App analytics provider>Kochava.
  10. Select your mobile app’s platform:
    • Android
    • iOS
  11. Locate the desired app.
  12. Click Create Link ID.
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  14. Copy and Retain the Link ID.

 

BEST PRACTICES: Do not close the Google AdWords UI. After the setup process has been completed within Kochava, mapped conversion events must be imported using the Google AdWords UI.


Install Setup Process

Create an Install Tracker:

  1. Log in to Kochava.
  2. Select the desired app.
  3. Create a new Tracker. For more information about Creating Trackers, click here.
  4. Enter a unique Tracker Name.
  5. Select the Tracker Type>Acquisition.
  6. Select Media Partner>Google AdWords.
  7. Select the Destination URL Type>Custom. (default selection)
  8. Enter a Deep Link. (optional)
  9. Enter any Custom Parameters. (optional)
  10. Enter Pricing. (optional)
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    NOTE: The final URL is not required for tracking a Google campaign through Kochava, and should not be used.

     

  12. Click Save if no additional trackers need to be created.
  13. Click Save & Add Another Tracker if additional trackers need to be created.

 

A. Campaign and Segment selection/creation section.

 

Create an Install Postback:

  1. Select App Tools>Partner Configuration.
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  3. Click Add a Configuration.
  4. Select Network Partner>Google AdWords.
  5. Click Go.
  6. Click Install>Postback Tools>Edit.
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  8. Enter the Link ID. (generated/obtained in the Google UI)
  9. Select App Event Type>First Open. (default setting)
  10. Select Perform Attribution>Enabled. (default setting)
  11. Enter the Kenshoo Customer ID. (optional)
  12. Enter the Septini iOS Customer ID. (optional)
  13. Enter the YouTube Customer ID. (optional)
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    NOTE: The default setting for Delivery Method is set to All and cannot be modified.

     

  15. Click Save.
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    BEST PRACTICES: If you wish to use custom reconciliation/attribution settings for any Google property (ie. YouTube), you just add a configuration specific to that partner.

     


Post-Install Event Setup Process

 

NOTE: For Google to receive post-install event information, a re-engagement tracker must be created for the events you wish to pass to Google. If attribution does not need to be tracked, ensure that the proper options are configured in the postback configuration for Google Adwords.

 

BEST PRACTICES: Google strongly suggests that marketers enable any and all post-install events that are being tracked by Kochava. Any event that is configured will send ‘All’ occurrences of the event to Google.

BEST PRACTICES: Google strongly suggests the instrumentation of post-install events to track sessions as well as Deep Link events.

BEST PRACTICES: If the Event Name field is left empty, the original event name received from the app will be used. After the Custom Event may be used for any post-install events that do not correspond to one of Google’s pre-defined App Event Types.

 

Post-install events sent to Google must be designated with the corresponding Google App Event Type using the drop-down menu within the Partner Configuration UI. Google has eight event types to select:

  • Custom
  • Session Start
  • In_App Purchase
  • View Item List
  • View Item
  • View Search Results
  • Add to Cart
  • eCommerce Purchase

 

NOTE: The Custom event may be used for any post-install events that do not correspond to one of Google’s pre-defined App Event Types.

 

  1. Select App Tools>Partner Configuration.
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  3. Using the Live Search locate the Google AdWords postback configuration.
  4. Select Google AdWords>Network Tools>Postbacks.
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  6. Locate the desired post-install event.
  7. Click Postback Tools>Edit.
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  9. Select the App Event Type.
  10. If using the Custom Event Type, Enter an Event Name. (optional)
  11. Select Platform Attribution>Enabled. (default setting)
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    NOTE: If Platform Attribution is disabled, the corresponding post-install event will not respect the claims that Google makes for this specific event.

     

    NOTE: If using the Custom event designation and the Event Name field is left blank, the Event as called out within the Kochava UI will be passed to Google by default. If an event name is entered, that customer-defined name will be passed to Google instead.

     

  13. Enter the Kenshoo Customer ID. (optional)
  14. Enter the Septini iOS Customer ID. (optional)
  15. Enter the YouTube Customer ID. (optional)
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    NOTE: The default setting for Delivery Method is set to All and cannot be modified.

     

  17. Click Save.
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Import Mapped Conversion Events

  1. Click Tools, billing, and setting>Measurement>Conversions.
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  3. Click the plus button.
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  5. Click Conversion Type>App.
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  7. Select Third-party app analytics.
  8. Click Continue.
  9. Check the box next to each event to be imported.
  10. Click Import and continue.
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    The conversion events will now be present in the Conversion actions table. Event details may be viewed by click on the name of the event.


See Also

Related Documentation Link a 3rd party App Analytics Platform with Adwords

If you use a third-party app analytics provider to track and measure your mobile app conversions, you can import data from your third-party app analytics platform by linking it to your AdWords account.

 

Track App Conversions with 3rd Party App Analytics

If you use a third-party app analytics provider to track and measure your mobile app conversions then, you can import app conversion data from your provider.

 
 

Last Modified: Oct 9, 2017 at 1:39 pm