As Google has been the dominant search engine for more than a decade, running ad campaigns on Google Ads is on the checklist of every marketer. If you are just starting in this field, you first should learn about the following important metrics:
If you are now ready, scroll down to learn how to access these metrics!
Accessing the metrics on the Overview page of Google Ads
The first thing you would see once you open your Google Ads account is the Overview screen. Two boxes are shown, the first one already contains the summary of clicks, impressions, and CPC of your ad campaigns over a period.
As you can see, the Clicks and Impressions are clickable; they can be replaced by other analytics metrics.
Clicking the CTR will display the click-through rate.
To find the total ad revenue, select Conv. value, then select All from the drop-down box that will appear.
For the Conv. value to be calculated, you must specify a value and the currency for each possible source of conversion. This can either be the same for all conversions or transaction-specific. You can also specify a relative value, instead of monetary value.
To find the ROAS, click the Conv. value / cost.
You can change the period by looking at the upper-right corner of the Overview page, where you can find several options for the period covered by the metrics tables.
Accessing the metrics of a specific ad campaign
While the Overview page summarizes the metrics of all running campaigns, you can opt to view the metrics for individual campaigns. Below the Overview label, you can see a long bar containing the applied filters. Click on the Add filter. A drop-down box will appear. Click Campaign.
A popup box will appear listing the ad campaigns you are currently running. Select the ad campaign you want to analyze.
The metrics for the selected ad campaign are now displayed on the Overview page.
Making metric-hunting a bit easier...
While these metrics are accessible on Google Ads, checking every day, week, or month for each of these can be a pain. For those who don't look forward to manually finding numbers over and over again, you can check out our Google Ads integration that will pull your conversion funnel data alongside other Google Ads and marketing platform data! Spend more time on data analysis and less time metric-hunting with Lido.