Create a Google Ads campaign for your app

Google Ads campaign creation and account notifications will not be available in the new Play Console, and will instead be available exclusively in Google Ads. You can still link your developer account to your Google Ads account for conversion tracking and re-marketing lists.

To promote your app through ads, you can create a Google Ads Universal App Campaign or manage existing campaigns using Google Ads.

To promote your app through ads, you can create a Google Ads Universal App Campaign or manage existing campaigns from your Play Console.

About Universal App Campaigns

To learn where your ads can appear and how they display with a Universal App Campaign, go to the Google Ads Help Center.

Create a campaign

Before users can create a Google Ads campaign, the account owner needs to create the first campaign or link to an existing Google Ads account. For future campaigns, other users with the "Create Google Ads campaigns" permission can create campaigns.

Note: To connect an existing Google Ads account to your Google Play developer account, select Settings Settings > Linked accounts.

To create a campaign:

  1. Sign in to your Play Console.
  2. Select an app.
  3. On the left menu, select User Acquisition > Google Ads campaigns > New campaign.
    • If you don't have an Google Ads account, select Create a new account.
  4. You'll be taken to Google Ads. To finish creating your campaign, follow the onscreen instructions.

For details on how to upload image assets, set up your ad text, and more, go to the Google Ads Help Center.

Translate campaigns

To purchase ad translations, review the instructions on translate & localize your app.

Manage campaigns

After you've created a Google Ads campaign, you can review budgets, costs, statuses, and app installs.

  1. Sign in to your Play Console.
  2. Select an app.
  3. On the left menu, click User Acquisition > Google Ads Campaigns. If you need to make changes to a campaign, click a campaign link in the table. You'll be linked to Google Ads to manage your campaign settings.

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