The Google Ads source is in beta. See the Sources overview for more information on using beta-labeled sources.
This tutorial provides steps for creating a Google Ads source connection using the Adobe Experience Platform user interface.
This tutorial requires a working understanding of the following components of Experience Platform:
If you already have a valid Google Ads connection, you may skip the remainder of this document and proceed to the tutorial on configuring a dataflow
In order to access your Google Ads account Platform, you must provide the following values:
|Client customer ID||The client customer ID is the account number that corresponds with the Google Ads client account that you want to manage with the Google Ads API. This ID follows the template of
|Login customer ID||The login customer ID is the account number that corresponds with your Google Ads manager account and is used to fetch report data from a specific operating customer. For more information on the login customer ID, read the Google Ads API documentation.|
|Developer token||The developer token allows you to access the Google Ads API. You can use the same developer token to make requests against all of your Google Ads accounts. Retrieve your developer token by logging in to your manager account and then navigating to the API Center page.|
|Refresh token||The refresh token is a part of OAuth2 authentication. This token allows you to regenerate your access tokens after they expire.|
|Client ID||The client ID is used in tandem with the client secret as part of OAuth2 authentication. Together, the client ID and client secret enables your application to operate on behalf of your account by identifying your application to Google.|
|Client secret||The client secret is used in tandem with the client ID as part of OAuth2 authentication. Together, the client ID and client secret enables your application to operate on behalf of your account by identifying your application to Google.|
Read the API overview document for more information about getting started with Google Ads.
In the Platform UI, select Sources from the left navigation bar to access the Sources workspace. The Catalog screen displays a variety of sources with which you can create an account.
You can select the appropriate category from the catalog on the left-hand side of your screen. Alternatively, you can find the specific source you wish to work with using the search option.
Under the Advertising category, select Google Ads, and then select Add data.
The Connect to Google Ads page appears. On this page, you can either use new credentials or existing credentials.
To connect an existing account, select the Google Ads account you want to connect with, then select Next to proceed.
If you are using new credentials, select New account. On the input form that appears, provide a name, an optional description, and your Google Ads credentials. When finished, select Connect to source and then allow some time for the new connection to establish.
By following this tutorial, you have established a connection to your Google Ads account. You can now continue on to the next tutorial and configure a dataflow to bring advertising data into Platform.