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In this segment, you’ll delve into the crucial process of tracking conversions on your website, which are key actions taken by visitors, such as making a donation, signing up for a newsletter, or sharing a post. Understanding how to effectively track these conversions is essential, as it allows you to gauge the interaction of users with your ads. This valuable insight helps in pinpointing the most successful elements of your campaign, enabling you to refine and enhance your approach for better results. There are primarily two methods for conversion tracking. The first method involves adding HTML tags to your website. These tags function by recording the actions taken by visitors on the pages where the tags are placed, thus providing a direct measure of their engagement. Alternatively, you can use Google Analytics, a free tool that not only tracks but also reports website traffic. Linking Google Analytics with your Smart Campaign is necessary for this method. Setting up Google Analytics is straightforward: if your website doesn’t already have it, you will need to add the tracking ID to your website’s content management system. Alternatively, you can insert a code snippet, which is a small piece of code, into your website’s source code. For more detailed guidance on these options, refer to the Conversion Tracking Support document linked in the accompanying material.

Once you have established the tracking method, focus on understanding the effectiveness of your campaign. This involves identifying the specific website pages that users visit immediately before or after performing a crucial action, such as landing on a donation thank you page or a newsletter signup confirmation page. Select the conversion that represents the most valuable action for your organization. After setting up your tracking ID or code snippet, the goal-tracking data will be visible on your dashboard. When your Google Ads account is linked to Google Analytics, conversions for all your Google Ads campaigns will be imported and enabled automatically. Additionally, if you’re managing multiple Smart campaigns, linking your account to Google Analytics will automatically extend this linkage to all other Smart campaigns as well. This allows you to access your Analytics data directly in Google Ads or log into Google Analytics for more comprehensive site data. Now, it’s your turn to take action: Link your Google Ads account to Google Analytics, either email the necessary code to your Webmaster or implement it yourself, choose one or more conversions to track, and utilize the Conversions section to monitor the activities of visitors on your website.