How to create solutions

Solutions help you to create automated and customized workflows without making changes to the code. Solutions are accessible for all advertisers and don’t require technical skills or coding knowledge.

Save time by using solutions to perform the following actions:

  • Confirm that all your links are working
  • Automatically adjust your campaign budget
  • Generate reports
  • Send notifications when your account’s performance changes

In this article, you’ll learn about the types of solutions and how to create them in your Google Ads account.


Types of solutions

  • Account summary: Generates a report of the performance for a Google Ads account
  • Ad performance: Generates a Google Spreadsheet with distribution charts showing an ad's performance
  • Account anomaly detector: Sends out an email when an account's performance stats deviate significantly
  • Link checker: Checks that URLs in ads and keywords don't produce any "page not found" or other errors
  • Flexible budgets: Dynamically adjusts campaign budget daily with a custom budget distribution scheme
  • Common negative list: Simplifies management of negative criteria

Instructions

How to create a solution

  1. In your Google Ads account, click the Tools icon Tools Icon.
  2. Click the Bulk actions drop down in the section menu.
  3. Click Solutions.
  4. Under the “Solutions” tab, click the plus button to open the “All solutions” side window.
  5. Click Create new under the desired solution type.
  6. Provide the name of your solution in the “Solution name” field.
  7. Edit the customization based on your needs.
  8. Click Save.

How to preview a running solution

  1. In your Google Ads account, click the Tools icon Tools Icon.
  2. Click the Bulk actions drop down in the section menu.
  3. Click Solutions.
  4. Review your list of solutions and click on the solution you want to run.
  5. Scroll down to the “Preview” section and click Run preview.
  6. To check if the solutions ran successfully, review the “Solutions history” section.
  7. Click Changes to track the successful changes.

To edit an existing solution, navigate to “Actions” for the existing solution, then click “Options” and a dropdown will appear. Click “Edit”.

To discard an existing solution, navigate to “Actions” for the existing solution, then click “Options” and a dropdown will appear. Click “Remove”.


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