Customer support handbook

Contact Customer Support

If there's a problem that you can't solve with training resources or online help, we've got global customer support to help you. Customer support is available during regular business hours in your region. After-hours coverage is available for high-priority issues such as system outages.

We also provide phone support for some of our customers. If your network is covered, you can call during regular business hours or leave a voice message at other times. If phone support is not available for your network, you can still contact customer support by email.

Email and phone numbers

Email customer support at ds-support@google.com.

After hours, on weekends, and on holidays, please contact customer support by email. Toll-free numbers can only be dialed from within each country.

Phone numbers

Location Toll-free phone number Hours available
Australia 1800 029 793, option 4 9am - 6pm AEST, Monday - Friday
France 0805981024 9.30am - 6.30pm, Monday - Friday
Germany 08006270305 9.30am - 6.30pm, Monday - Friday
Italy 800089773 9.30am - 6.30pm, Monday - Friday
New Zealand 0800545540, option 4 11am - 8pm NZST, Monday - Friday
Spain 900901503 9.30am - 6.30pm, Monday - Friday
United Kingdom 08000260368 8.30am - 5.30pm, Monday - Friday
US and Canada 877.376.3278, option 6 9am - 9pm EST/EDT, Monday - Friday

All of the hours in the preceding table are in the local country's time zone.

How we respond

Each request sent to support is assigned a priority level based on the type of the issue reported. This priority level is unrelated to the business impact of a given issue; rather, it is a reflection of the technical classification of the problem. In order to triage support requests and respond as effectively as possible, we have target response times for each priority.

The support team's ability to address an issue depends upon prompt responses from clients to requests for more information. If we do not receive the necessary troubleshooting information and can't proceed with the investigation, we may close your support ticket; you can always get back to us later once you are able to provide the requested information.

If an issue is urgent, please let the support team know. However, you should always set priorities according to the criteria below, not based on urgency, since inaccurately prioritized issues have to be reprioritized and rerouted, resulting in a slower overall response time.

Priority levels

Priority Use it when... Estimated response time Target resolution
P5 You have a product enhancement request. 2 business days N/A

P4

You have general questions about the product. 1 business day 5 business days
P3 You are experiencing a problem with the functionality of the product, such as ads not delivering, tagging issues, reporting discrepancies, difficulty signing in, UI errors, etc. 1 business day 4 business days
P2 Major product features are not functioning for all users and computers at your organization.

4 business hours

1 business day
P1

The product is inaccessible for all users at your company, or ad serving is not working for all ads in your network or account.

For P1 requests that are made outside of business hours in your region, support is generally available in English only.

When you submit a P1 request, members of the global support teams are paged immediately, even in the middle of the night. Since erroneous P1 submissions will be downgraded to their appropriate support priority level and receive attention accordingly, you should only submit a P1 request if your issue meets the P1 criteria described above.
2 hours Priority reduced to P2 within 12 hours
 
Target resolution times are goals. Depending on the volume and severity of tickets submitted, response times and time to resolution may vary. Occasionally an issue needs to be escalated to our engineering team. In such cases, it may take more time to resolve the issue. Your customer support representative will keep you informed throughout the process.

Please check the service-level agreement (SLA) in your signed agreement or consult with your customer support representative for more information on relevant response times. The times listed above might differ from those contained in your contract.

After-hours coverage

After-hours coverage is provided whenever the customer support centers in your region are closed, including overnight, weekends, and regional holidays. When your regional support centers are closed, we'll respond to Priority 1 (P1) issues only. A P1 issue means that the product is completely inaccessible due to an outage or that there's a major disruption in ad serving. Sign-in and password recovery issues are not considered P1. The response time for P1 issues is two hours.

Keep in mind that customer support and management will be paged for all P1 issues. Please be kind to your support team by limiting your use of after-hours P1 issues to serious matters only.

Regional holidays

Region Holidays
US/Canada New Year's Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Presidents Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day
Latin America
(All holidays are for Argentina)
New Year's Day
Holy Thursday
Good Friday
Carnival Monday
Carnival Tuesday
Day of Remembrance for Truth and Justice Veteran's Day
Labor Day
First National Government Day
Independence Day
José de San Martín Day
Day of Respect to Cultural Diversity (formerly Columbus Day)
National Sovereignty Day
Immaculate Conception
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day
New Year's Eve

Brazil

New Year's Day
Founding of São Paolo
Carnival and Ash Wednesday (multiple days)
Good Friday
Tiradentes
Labor Day
Corpus Christi
Constitutionalist Revolution Day
Independence Day
Our Lady of Aparecida
Day of the Dead
Proclamation of the Republic Day
Black Awareness Day
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day
New Year's Eve

Australia/New Zealand

New Year's Day
Good Friday
Easter Monday
Labour Day (New South Wales)
Christmas Day
Asia New Year's Day
Good Friday
Easter Monday
National Day (China)
Christmas Day
Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) New Year's Day
Good Friday
Easter Monday
Christmas Day
Boxing Day