Google Ads Improves “By Conversion Time” Reporting With New Columns

searchenginejournal | October 18, 2019

Google Ads is improving its ability to improve on conversions by the time they occurred with new columns in reports. Previously, Google Ads had always reported on conversions by the date an ad was clicked. So even if the conversion didn’t’ occur on the same day the ad was clicked, it would still be reported as occurring on the day of the ad click. Going forward, advertisers will have access to even more granular data, Google explains: These columns should help businesses better understand their conversions, and make it easier to compare the data with their own sales reports. The ability to compare reports could help confirm how many products were sold in a given time period, for example.

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Integral Ad Science | July 13, 2023

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