How do I manually update my google ads tracking template?

Tracking template is a URL that is implemented in Google Ads to parallel track a click. When a click occurs, the end user is redirected to the landing page, and TrafficGuard is notified about the click simultaneously, via the implemented tracking URL (Template).

It's a Google standard method, through which TrafficGuard receives click information in order to detect & mitigate invalid clicks. 

TrafficGuard can automatically update the tracking templates within your Google Ads account, but if you chose to do this manually, please find step-by-step information below: 

In your TrafficGuard dashboard -

Prerequisite 
To add your tracking template manually, you will need a Property ID.

Note: 
If you don't already have a property, please follow step 4 & 5 from Integrating with Google Ads to create one. 


To grab your property ID, log into the dashboard, navigate to Properties > Property > Settings > Property ID > COPY

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Global TrafficGuard tracking template

Copy & replace the Property ID (tg-000XXX-00X) in the global TrafficGuard tracking template given below. 

https://track.trafficguard.ai/google-ads/v1/click/?property_id=tg-000XXX-00X&source_id={network}&creative_id={creative}&campaign_id={campaignid}&creative_set_id={adgroupid}&placement_id={placement}&keyword={keyword}&session_id={gclid}&destination_url={lpurl}


Example: You have the Property ID - tg-000123-004, simply replace it as below & copy the entire URL. 

Tracking template

In your Google Ads Account - 

  1. Click on 'All Campaigns'. This will lead you to Account Level  
  2. Navigate to Settings > Account Settings 
  3. Click on Tracking & under Tracking Template, paste the above URL 
  4. In Final URL Suffix copy and paste, the following: gclid={gclid} 

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If you run into any issues, please don't hesitate to contact us via our chat or email us on guardians@trafficguard.ai. We are here to help you!