Create a Google Ads source connector in the UI
Source connectors in Adobe Experience Platform provide the ability to ingest externally sourced data on a scheduled basis. This tutorial provides steps for creating a Google Ads source connector using the Platform user interface.
This tutorial requires a working understanding of the following components of Adobe Experience Platform:
- Experience Data Model (XDM) System : The standardized framework by which Experience Platform organizes customer experience data.
- Real-time Customer Profile : Provides a unified, real-time consumer profile based on aggregated data from multiple sources.
If you already have a Google Ads base connection, you may skip the remainder of this document and proceed to the tutorial on configuring a dataflow
Gather required credentials
In order to access your Google Ads account Platform, you must provide the following values:
The Client customer ID of the Ads account.
The developer token associated with the manager account.
The refresh token obtained from Google for authorizing access to Ads.
The client ID of the Google application used to acquire the refresh token.
The client secret of the google application used to acquire the refresh token.
For more information about getting started, refer to this Google Ads document .
Connect your Google Ads account
Once you have gathered your required credentials, you can follow the steps below to create a new inbound base connection to link your Google Ads account to Platform.
Log in to platform.adobe.com Adobe Experience Platform and then select Sources from the left navigation bar to access the Sources workspace. The Catalog screen displays a variety of sources for which you can create inbound base connections with, and each source shows the number of existing base connections associated to them.
Under the Advertising category, select Google Ads to expose an information bar on the right-hand side of your screen. The information bar provides a brief description for the selected source as well as options to connect with the source or view its documentation. To create a new inbound base connection, select Connect source .
The Connect to Google Ads page appears. On this page, you can either use new credentials or existing credentials.
If you are using new credentials, select New account . On the input form that appears, provide the base connection with a name, an optional description, and your Google Ads credentials. When finished, select Connect and then allow some time for the new base connection to establish.
To connect an existing account, select the Google Ads account you want to connect with, then select Next to proceed.
By following this tutorial, you have established a base connection to your Google Ads account. You can now continue on to the next tutorial and configure a dataflow to bring advertising data into Platform .