Add an annotation to GA automatically when Launch a New Google Ads Campaign

It only takes 5 minutes to automate this annotation, and NO coding skills are required.
annotation to Google Ads Campaign

Here is how to do it:

 

 

1. Login to your GAannotation account here

 

 

2. Create your Zapier account here, you can start FREE

 

 

3. Create a new Zap, click on "MAKE A ZAP" button

ZAPIER Google Ads

4. Type "Google Ads" to find the app trigger and select it

Google Ads Annotations GA

5. For Trigger Event, select "New Campaign"

New Campaign Annotation

6. Connect your Google Ads account and test that everything works fine

Connect your Ads to Gaannotation

7. Time to test the trigger

Google Ads annotation automation

8. Continue and select the action app, search for "Webhooks by Zapier" and select it.

Weebhooks for GAannotations

9. Select "POST" option

POST selection

10. Add the POST URL

IMPORTANT: Pay attention there is NO extra space after the URL when you paste it

GAannotations API

The POST URL you can copy it from the documentation page

GAannotations documantation

11. Choose "Form" in the "Payload type" section

GA automated annotations settings

12. On the data section, you need to copy/paste the mandatory fields and choose the incoming data from Google Ads, this will be the data for the annotation

13. Scroll down to the "header", then:
 

  1. - Copy/paste the word "Authorization" on the header section
     

  2. - Copy/paste the word "Bearer" on the undefended section
     

  3. - Go to the API KEYS page and generate a key, copy/paste it after the word "Bearer".

    IMPORTANT :There must be a <space> between the word Bearer and Access Token.
     

  4. - Click Continue & Test

14. Test your ZAP

Test Zap

15. Go back to the annotations page and check if the annotations it's there, it will be also displayed on the Google Analytics account.

You can always edit or delete annotations from your dashboard ; )

Google Ads Annotation
annotation to Google Ads Campaign

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