Importing Cost Data
Importing click and cost data for non-Google search engines and campaigns allows you to compare performance data for Google and non-Google initiatives. For example, if you buy keywords on non-Google search engines, you can upload the cost and impression data from these search engines to Analytics. The uploaded data can then be combined with Analytics conversion and ecommerce data so you can see ROAS (return on ad spend) for each keyword you buy. You can compare uploaded data to data for Google Ads and other Google campaigns, enabling you to monitor performance across all your channels, both those for which Analytics collects data and for other channels.
This information is for anyone wishing to track performance for non-Google campaigns such as:
- Paid keywords from non-Google search engines (except those from the 360 Search Ads 360 Reporting integration, as this will duplicate cost data)
- Email marketing campaigns
- Social media advertising
To import Google Ads data, please link your Google Ads and Analytics accounts by following the directions here: Link/unlink Analytics & Google Ads.
Follow these basic steps to track, upload and maintain non-Google click and cost data:
You will need Admin privileges for the properties into which you want to import this data to perform many of these steps.