Link to an Ads Data Hub account

In order for Google ad data to populate in Ads Data Hub, the Google ad platform accounts managing the data must be linked to the Ads Data Hub account. Account linking requests originate in the ad platform and are sent to Ads Data Hub. Data begins populating in Ads Data Hub after the link is approved.

The basic process for linking accounts is as follows (note that these steps might be performed by different users, as in the case of an advertiser granting a vendor access to their ad data):

  1. Initiate a link request from the Google ad platforms you want to link.
  2. Approve the link via either the Ads Data Hub UI or API.
Link your Campaign Manager 360 account
  1. Sign into your Campaign Manager 360 account.
  2. Navigate to your Advertiser. (The advertiser must be a parent account.)
  3. Open the Floodlight Configuration tab.
  4. Click Ads Data Hub > Link new account.
  5. Enter your Ads Data Hub account number or the account number you want to share your Campaign Manager 360 data with. (The account name is automatically populated after the link is approved.)
  6. Click Save.
  7. Approve the link via either the Ads Data Hub UI or API. Once the account is successfully linked, you’ll see confirmation in the status column.
Link your Display & Video 360 account

Partners or Advertisers

  1. Sign into your Display & Video 360 account.
  2. Navigate to Settings > Linked accounts.
  3. Click Link new account > Ads Data Hub.
  4. Enter the account ID. (The account name is populated automatically.)
  5. Click the checkbox next to the Floodlight authorization. 
  6. Optionally, select the checkbox to share audiences created in Ads Data Hub with this Display & Video 360 partner or advertiser.
  7. Approve the link via either the Ads Data Hub UI or API. Once the account is successfully linked, you’ll see a checkmark in the linked accounts page.

Enable Ads Data Hub measurement for YouTube buys in Display & Video 360

  1. Enable your advertiser and provide a vendor client ID: Contact support to enable third-party measurement for your advertiser. You’ll need to provide the vendor client ID for each measurement type for each vendor you’d like to enable. The vendor client ID is provided to you by the third-party partner.

You can verify the vendor client ID by navigating to Advertiser settings => Basic details => Additional settings => Third-party measurement services => YouTube measurement vendors => select vendor and view a vendor client ID.

  1. Enable measurement on line items: Once third-party measurement is enabled for your advertiser, you’ll be able to set it on individual YouTube & partners line items. Navigate to Line item details => Additional settings => Third-party vendors => select vendor for viewability and/or brand safety (and add the optional reporting ID). 

YouTube brand measurement vendors

Follow the instructions below to share YouTube brand measurement data with any of the following vendors:

  • Nielsen
  • Comscore
  • Oracle Moat
  • DoubleVerify
  • Dynata
  • Kantar
  • Integral Ad Science

YouTube Reserve campaigns

Contact your Google representative with the vendor client ID (and optional reporting ID) if provided by your third-party measurement vendor.

Display & Video 360 (including TrueView)

  1. Go to the Third-party measurement implementation request form for Display & Video 360.
  2. In the Implementation type section, select "This submission includes a request for third-party viewability, brand safety, brand lift, and reach measurement."
    • If you want to request that Google traffic pixels to your TrueView line items, you can also select "This submission includes a request for third-party pixels."
  3. Download the TrueView Third-Party Viewability, Brand Safety, Brand Lift, and Reach Implementation Template.
  4. In the TrueView Third-Party Viewability, Brand Safety, Brand Lift, and Reach Implementation Template you downloaded from step 3, add the line item ID, vendor client ID, and reporting ID (optional) in the corresponding tabs. The vendor client ID and the reporting ID are provided to you by the third-party partner.
  5. Upload the template(s) in the form, then click Submit.

To share data with Ads Data Hub–approved vendors not listed above, the Display & Video 360 account administrator should get the Ads Data Hub account ID from their measurement vendor and grant permission using the steps outlined above in Link your Display & Video 360 account.

Approve, export, or remove links in Ads Data Hub

Approve account links

  1. Navigate to the Account settings tab in Ads Data Hub. Look for notifications indicating pending requests.
  2. Click View request next to the linking request.
  3. Either Accept, Reject, or Close the request.

Export linked accounts

  1. Navigate to the Account settings tab in Ads Data Hub.
  2. Open the Linked data subtab.
  3. Click on the tab corresponding to the account type you want to export, or filter the accounts you need to export.
  4. Click Export.

Remove account links

Note: Accounts can be unlinked from Ads Data Hub or the linked account.

  1. Navigate to the Account settings tab in Ads Data Hub.
  2. Click on the relevant product.
  3. Find the account that you want to unlink and click Unlink.
  4. Allow 3 hours for the account to unlink.

Bulk actions using the Ads Data Hub API

You can approve and reject linking requests in bulk using the API. This is useful for users who regularly see a high volume of requests (such as vendors). Information on how to correctly format the API call can be found here.

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