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Why Google Ads Conversion Tracking Doesn’t Track All of Your Conversions
BRAD SMITH | February 26, 2019
We create the kind of advertising people want to experience, witness, hear, feel, promote, and even pay for.This should be pretty common sense, but not many marketing companies really practice it. Whereas we do, 24/7/365.
Article | March 8, 2020
After the usual post-Christmas lull in TV advertising, the gaming industry with Nintendo in the lead came back big in February with an estimated outlay of $12 million, nearly twice January’s spend. GamesBeat has partnered with iSpot.tv, the always-on TV ad measurement and attribution platform, to bring you a monthly report on how gaming brands are spending. The results below are for the top five gaming-industry brands in February, ranked by estimated national TV ad spend. Nintendo takes first place with an estimated spend of $11.4 million on nine ads that ran over 1,200 times, generating 433 million TV ad impressions. “Switch My Way: Catching Up,” which aired during Super Bowl LIV, had the biggest outlay (est. $5.7 million).
As an alternative to setting up Google Ads conversion tracking, you can import conversions from Google Analytics, such as goals or transactions, and then use it for optimization of your Google Ads campaigns. It is not a new feature, and its use by advertisers is a common practice. It became even more popular recently, as the Smart Shopping campaigns require conversion tracking with transaction-specific values. The import of Google Analytics transactions is probably the easiest way to comply with this requirement if there is no Google Ads conversion value tracking in place.
The U.S. advertising industry could face steep losses as sports leagues cancel or postpone live events and consumers spend less while many stay at home during the coronavirus outbreak, experts said on Thursday. With companies widely expected to slash marketing budgets, the ad industry could see nearly $26 billion in lost revenue, or a 10.6% decline, Michael Nathanson, an analyst at MoffettNathanson, estimated in a research note on Thursday. The coronavirus effect on live sports, one of the last remaining categories that continues to attract large audiences and therefore advertisers to traditional television, could “accelerate a meltdown” for TV advertising, said Richard Greenfield, a media analyst at Lightshed Partners.
With the cancelation of SXSW due to coronavirus (COVID-19), The Female Quotient quickly shifted its in-person sessions to live but virtual discourse on subjects top-of-mind for marketers today. One especially hot area: building a connection with Generation Z. Several female marketing leaders representing Gen X, millennials, and Gen Z, weighed in on the topic in FQ's SXSW Virtual Equality Lounge — discussing how gen Z is reshaping perspectives.
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