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Does search Ads allow third party impression tracking?

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Hi Guys,

 

Just checking if the Search Ads running through Google Search network can be tracked using a third party?

 

I heard that it allows only click tracking but i want track impressions as well.

 

Why are impressions not tracked by third party in case of Search Ads?

 

Yours insights are much appreciated.

 

Thanks,

Alekhya

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Hi Alekhya,

 

Are you using value track parameters to integrate your AdWords with third party tool?

 

If not, you can review this help center doc and understand how value track works:- https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/2375447

 

Also, big advertisers use AdWords API for reporting and other functionalities. More about APIs here:- https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/2375503?hl=en

 

Pankaj

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Re: Does search Ads allow third party impression tracking?

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Hi Alekhya,

You might be willing to track that which search terms have triggered your ads even if no one has clicked.
I am not aware of any 3rd party offering to track this but I don't think there is any.

Though Google also provides the search term details for the queries without click if there is a significant amount of impressions for the same keyword. But in some cases I have found that Google shows the search term on keywords without click even if there are only 10-15 impressions.

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Hi Alekhya,

 

Are you using value track parameters to integrate your AdWords with third party tool?

 

If not, you can review this help center doc and understand how value track works:- https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/2375447

 

Also, big advertisers use AdWords API for reporting and other functionalities. More about APIs here:- https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/2375503?hl=en

 

Pankaj

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Do you want to check the veracity of Adwords data or see the number of impressions you are missing out on, which is share of voice data and/or possible impressions data. I think you can run a check of this using the keyword planner. Which seems to me to be the only use for 3rd party tracking on Adwords.