The Google Ads Cockpit gives a 360° view of your KPIs.
It is composed of three data visualizations:
- Google Ads Performance: Visualize your Top Google Ads KPIs
- Most Efficient Keywords: See which keyword drive the most clicks on your ads
- Performance by Campaign: Overview of your campaign performance
Google Ads Performance
The "Key Performance Indicators" section shows the performance of your Top Google Ads KPIs:
- Total Cost Total derived cost for the advertising campaign
- Total Clicks Total number of times users have clicked on an add to reach your property
- Cost per Click Average cost per click
- CTR Click Through Rate: Total Clicks / Total Impressions
- Total Impressions Total number of campaign impressions
- Impressions per Click Average number of impressions to generate one click
Refer to "How to read a KPI Card" section for more details.
Most Efficient Keywords
Performance by Campaign
Overview of performance of each campaign:
- Total Clicks & Performance vs Reference
- Cost per Click & Performance vs Reference
- Impressions per Click
Select Current Period
'Current Month' and 'Current Year' selectors allow you to easily select what is the period (month and year) you want to analyze.
Select Performance Scope
'Performance Scope' selector allows you to easily switch from one type of Performance Analysis to another.
Just pick-up what you want to analyze:
There are five types of Performance Analysis available:
- Current Month vs Previous Month (e.g. if you selected Nov-2017 as being your current month, you will analyze Nov-2017 vs Nov-2016)
- Current Month vs Same Month, Previous Year (e.g. if you selected Nov-2017 as being your current month, you will analyze Nov-2017 vs Oct-2017)
- Current Month: Actual vs Target (e.g. if you selected Nov-2017 as being your current month, you will analyze Actual Nov-2017 vs Target Nov-2017)
- Year-to-Date: Current Year vs Previous Year (e.g. if you selected Nov-2017 as being your current month, you will analyze YTD Nov-2017 vs YTD Nov-2016)
- Year-to-Date: Actual vs Target (e.g. if you selected Nov-2017 as being your current month, you will analyze Actual YTD Nov-2017 vs Target YTD Nov-2017)
Note: 'Current Month: Actual vs Target' and 'Year-to-Date: Actual vs Target' are only available in the list if at least one of your KPIs is defined as having a related Target.
Filter your data
This data visualization comes with four top filters:
In your Google Ads dashboard, you will be able to filter on:
- Ad Distribution NetworkThe networks used to deliver your ads (Content, Search, Search Partners...) [Advertising - ga:adDistributionNetwork]
- CampaignCampaign [Advertising - ga:campaign]
- Ad GroupThe name of your AdWords ad group [Advertising - ga:adGroup]
- KeywordTraffic Source [Acquisition - ga:sourceMedium]
How to read a KPI Card
This DataViz shows the performance of a given KPI.
It combines three components.
- In the foreground, you can see the KPI name, its value and a symbol that indicates whether the KPI is above or under the reference (the reference is defined by the chosen value in the Performance Scope selector). This first component is colored depending on the evaluation.
- In the background, an area chart shows the monthly evolution of the KPI across the last 24 months based on the selected period.
- Below the chart, the variance in % vs the reference is displayed.