About Audience reporting

To provide a comprehensive and consolidated view of your Audiences and make audience management and optimization simpler, you’ll see the following improvements in Google Ads:

  • New audience reporting
    Detailed reporting about audience demographics, segments, and exclusions is now consolidated in one place, the “Audiences” tab within the left page navigation menu. You can also easily manage your Audiences from this report page. Learn more About Audience reporting
  • New terms
    We’re using new terms on your audience report and throughout Google Ads. For example, “audience types” (these include similar, custom, in-market, and affinity) are now referred to as audience segments and “remarketing” is now referred to as “your data”. Learn more about the Updates to Audience terms and phrases

Audience reporting shows you how Audiences are performing. This includes ad group, campaign, and account-level performance metrics on demographics, audience segments, and exclusions. In the audience report, you can also easily manage your audience targeting. Learn more about audience segment targeting

View these comprehensive audience reports by selecting the “Audiences” tab within the left page navigation menu.

Benefits

  • Consolidated view and management of audience demographics, segment targeting, and audience exclusions. The report offers ease of both management and tracking.
  • Comprehensive reporting that shows campaign, ad group, and account-level performance metrics all in one place. Get a complete look at the effectiveness of your audience targeting.
  • Options for viewing different slices of data by selecting different chart views.

There are three key modules in your audience report:

  1. Demographics: Categorizes these reports by age, gender, parental status, or household income.
  2. Audience segments: Reports on how well you are targeting groups of people with specific interests and intents. These can include:
    • Affinity segments: Targeting based on people’s interests and habits.
    • In-market segments: Targeting based on recent purchase intent.
    • Similar segments: Targeting based on interests similar to those of your website visitors or existing customers.
    • Detailed demographic segments: Targeting based on long-term life facts.
    • Your data segments: Targeting people based on your customer data or people who have visited your website or apps.
    • Custom segments: Targeting based on your campaign goal, including targeting based on people’s interests, habits and, purchase intent.
    • Life-event segments: Targeting people who are in the midst of important life milestones.
  3. Exclusions: Reports on unrelated audience segments that you’ve excluded from your ad targeting.

Manage your demographic targeting & reports

  1. Sign in to your Google Ads account.
  2. Click the Audiences tab in the left page menu.
  3. In the "Demographics" module, select Campaign view, Ad Group view, or Account view in the drop-down menu to filter for the reporting level you want to see.
  4. Select a demographic tab: Age, Gender, Household Income, Parental Status, or Combination.
    1. You can set your preferences for combination demographics by selecting specific demographics in the “Combination” drop-down menu.
  5. Click Show table to view “Lifted user”, “Cost per lifted user”, “Absolute Brand Lift”, “Interactions”, “Interaction rate”, “Conversions”, “Cost”, impressions, and other metrics.
  6. To pull in additional metrics to your reporting, click on Columns.
  7. To make changes to your targeting, in the "Demographics" module select the tab for the demographic you would like to edit. Click Edit Demographics.
    1. Click Select ad group.
    2. From the drop-down, select the campaign or ad group that you want to update.
    3. You’ll see the full list of demographic groups. Check those you wish to include.
    4. Click Save Demographics.

Manage your audience segment targeting & reports

  1. Sign in to your Google Ads account.
  2. Click the Audiences tab in the left page menu.
  3. In the “Audience Segments” module, you’ll see an overview with metrics including clicks, impressions, conversion value, and cost. The overview may include a chart. Click Chart Type to select other available chart views.
  4. Select Campaign view, Ad Group view or, if applicable, Account view in the drop down menu to filter for the reporting level you want to see.
  5. Click Show table to view status, clicks, conversion value, impressions, conversions, cost and other metrics by Audience segment.
  6. To pull in additional metrics to your reporting, click on the Columns icon A picture of the Google Ads columns icon.
  7. You can make edits to audience segments in two ways:
    1. Click the checkbox to the right of segments you wish to edit.
      1. In the blue menu bar, click Edit to pause, enable, remove, create an automated rule, or change bid adjustments, maximum CPC bids, or maximum CPM bids.
    2. Click Edit Audience Segments.
      1. Click Select an ad group.
      2. Select “Targeting” or “Observation”.
      3. Click the checkbox beside any segments you want to add. Remove any connected segments you don’t want to include by clicking the red x mark beside them.
      4. Click Save Audience Segments.

Manage your exclusions

  1. Sign in to your Google Ads account.
  2. Click the Audiences tab in the left page menu.
  3. In the “Exclusions” module, you’ll see a list of excluded segments, with type, where the segment is excluded from, and the level of the exclusion.
  4. To remove exclusions, click the checkbox to the right of the excluded segment and then click Remove in the blue menu bar.
  5. To edit exclusions, click Edit Exclusions.
    1. Select Campaign or Ad group in the drop-down menu under “Exclude from”.
    2. Click the checkbox beside any segments you want to exclude. Remove any connected segments you want to exclude by clicking the red x mark beside them.
    3. Click Save Audience Segment Exclusions.

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