If you run a PPC (pay per click) or digital advertising agency, then you know that updating your clients on the progress and performance of their campaigns is vital. But manually sending reports to clients every day is not a good way to scale your digital advertising agency. Automating your Google Adwords reports for clients can save your agency hours of time while also adding more value to your agency by offering automated reports of campaign performance or progress. In this article, I am going to show you some great tools you can use to automate Google Adwords reports for clients.
By using SE Ranking SEO Report Generator Tool, you save lots of time and effort when it comes to compiling paid campaign data in reports and sharing them with your team and clients. The tool has several neat templates focused on various analysis spheres, including a pre-set Google Ads template. Just make sure that your Google Analytics account is authenticated with your project on the SE Ranking platform. Then, just click on the corresponding report template or create your own, set up the date range and download your report in a format that is convenient to you. You can customize any report by adding more data, your own notes or by using the white label feature to create personalized reports for your customers. The Report Generator Tool by SE Ranking offers manual and automatic reporting. The latter can be scheduled beforehand with any convenient frequency and time. Create worry-free reports on the paid and organic performance of your or your customers’ websites, their traffic, SERP results, brand reputation on social media, and more – everything at the single place.
Google Adwords Reports
You may not have known this but you can actually send automated reports to your clients inside Google Adwords. Their interface is a little more confusing and advanced but if you are a Google Adwords whiz, you can create super-detailed automate reports to send to your clients. To create reports in Google Adwords, just click the Reports link at the top in the main menu.
You will see a list of all your reports on the Reports tab. If you don’t have any reports, you will see a messages that says, “You have no reports at this time”. To create an Adwords report from a template then click the Pre-defined reports button. Here, you can choose from a large list of pre-made reports by Google.
To create a new custom report, click on the bright red report button and you will see a dropdown to choose which type of report you want to create.
You can choose from:
- Line Chart
- Bar Chart
- Pie Chart
Don’t worry too much about which one to choose because you can switch it once the report is created. I just chose line chart to keep it simple to start. You will be directed to a page I like to call the report center. This is where you can visually build your Adwords reports.
On the left, you have all of your metrics and data points that you can drag to the right and build reports. The main sections for the data points are.
Simply drag metrics from the level to the graph area on the right and build almost any report you can think of! At the top of the report center there are a few buttons, filters and options that can help you build even better reports. If you want to change the type of report, click the graph type select list and choose which graph type you want to change it to.
The next button allows you to set up automated Adwords Email Reports and send to specific account users. Choose the format of the report, who to send it to and the frequency. If you are looking to send more detailed email reports to multiple recipients then check out our Google Adwords Automated Email Reports.
The next button allows you to simply download the current report once. To change the date range of your report, select the date and choose a custom date range or one of the pre-defined ranges.
When you are ready to save your Adwords report, click the save button in the top right corner of the interface. A popup will appear where you can type in a name to save your report as.
Enter a name that describes the report well and click the blue save button to save the report.
Example Google Adwords Report Templates
Google Adwords Search Term Report
To create a search term report in Google Adwords, start by creating a new table report.
Search for ‘search term’ in the left sidebar and find the search term label. Drag this over to the right and you will see a list if search terms your ads got impressions or clicks for.
You can now add other metrics to compare against these search terms… like Clicks, Impressions, and costs. Here is an example report we built that shows your search terms and some vital data for each one:
To make your work even more convenient, SE Ranking SEO Report Tool offers Google Analytics integration so you can get a bird-eye view on your paid and organic campaigns, as well as other metrics, everything at the same place. Sounds good, doesn’t it? The reports SE Ranking offers are highly customizable, so any business can build its own report structure suitable to its brand and goals. Any report can be white-labelled and scheduled beforehand with an automatic sending to your or your client’s email. SE Ranking has a lot of advantages, making it one of the best integration opportunities for GA. First of all, it’s more intuitive. All data is structured so well that it is easy to comprehend even for a beginner. Besides, you can keep all your projects in one place, which is much more convenient and time-saving than downloading several reports from different platforms.
Google Analytics Reports
If you have Google Analytics and Google Adwords connected, then you can also send automated reports to clients using Google Analytics. When you connect your Adwords, you can see pretty much all the data in Analytics, which I’m sure you know, you can create automated email reports in. To create automated Adwords reports in analytics just go to an Adwords based report like Paid Keywords Report or any of the Adwords tab reports. Once you see the data you want to send to your clients, click the share button at the top of the Google Analytics page.
From there you can add as many emails as you want, choose a custom subject line, add attachments and set the frequency of the reports. If you want to add a custom message to the reports you can do that as well.
Once, you are finished, click the send button and your report will now be scheduled to send at the requested time. To remove or edit reports go to Admin->View->Scheduled Emails and you can view a list of all your scheduled email reports.
If you are looking for closed-loop online reporting, then Adstage will blow your mind. Adstage allows you to connect ad spend to conversion data and see which paid channels (like Adwords) are working the best. They also offer reporting for Adwords and a number of other paid advertising networks.
With Adstage, you can connect and import all of your data and bind it together into super reports that your customers/clients can login to a special URL and see. If you want to measure the performance of your clients Adwords campaigns then Adstage is a good option. Not only can you automate reporting with Adstage, but you can also let it automate your Google Adwords optimization. Create conditions and rules that will trigger whenever you need, 24/7, 365.
If you want your clients to have a 24/7 look at their Google Adwords campaigns, you can sign up for DashThis and create an Adwords Dashboard with all the most important KPIs. It’s perfect for agencies as you can add your agency’s own logo, drag, and drop widgets to create a dashboard and then share it with your clients.
With DashThis, you can keep a constant eye on your client’s Adwords reports with up-to-date data about campaign performance and ROI. Your clients will love being able to see their campaign performance in real-time.
Zoho Reports can help automate your Google Adwords reports by providing clients with a real-time dashboard and up-to-date analytics of your Google Adwords campaigns. With Zoho Reports, you can create visually insightful reports and dashboards with a drag and drop interface. They provide a variety of reporting components, KPIs, pivot tables and even data blending. So you can measure the performance and ROI of your client’s reports.
You can even invite your clients to view your reports, collaborate, and analyze this important data. Reports can be embedded almost anywhere and you can even print them for clients. If you like the spreadsheet type of interface, then you will love Zoho Reports for automating client reports.
In conclusion, there are a number of great tools out there that allow you to free up your time by automating your Google Adwords reports for clients. If your agency is growing really fast and the burden of updating your customers on their campaign keeps you up at night, then you should start using some of these tools. Whether you want to send automated Google Adwords email reports or create an awesome dashboard for your client, there are plenty of great tools to choose from.