Add a conversion tracking tag to your website
When you create a conversion action in your AdWords account, you’ll get a conversion tracking tag to add to your website. This tag tracks when someone who’s clicked your ad goes to your website and completes an action that you’ve defined as valuable, such as a purchase or sign-up.
This article explains how to add the tag to your website. Before you begin, make sure you’ve first followed the instructions to create a conversion action and get your tag.
These instructions are just for conversions that happen on your website. For other kinds of conversion tracking, like apps, phone calls, or offline conversions, find the instructions here.
Before you begin
Before you can add a conversion tracking tags to your website, you'll need to do the following:
- Create a conversion action in your AdWords account. Follow these instructions to create a conversion action and get your conversion tag.
- Have the ability to edit your website. Either you or your webmaster will need to be able to add the tag to your website code.
- Identify a conversion page on your website. The instructions in this article are for tracking when someone reaches a new page on your website after completing a conversion. For example, this can be a "Thank you for your order" page that a customer sees after making a purchase. If you want to track when someone clicks a link or button instead, follow the instructions to track clicks as conversions.
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- Open the HTML for the page your customers reach on your website after they've completed a conversion—the "Thank you for your order" page, for example. This is called the conversion page.
- Between the body tags (
<body></body>) of the page, paste your conversion tracking tag. (If you haven't already, follow these instructions to create your tag.)
- Save the changes to your webpage. And that's it!
Here's the HTML for a very simple webpage:
<html> <head> <title>Sample HTML File</title> </head> <body> Paste your conversion tracking tag here. </body> </html>
Here's the same webpage after the conversion tracking tag has been added (sample only—this code won't work on your website):
Keep in mind: Transaction: specific values
Check your conversion tag
If you want to make sure your conversion tag is installed and tracking conversions correctly, or you think there may be a problem with the tag, read these instructions for checking your conversion tracking tag.