Easy Workaround for Adwords Conversion Lag: The Rolling View

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One thing that is a real pain in the neck with Adwords is the way a conversion is tracked. In fact, the conversion isn’t tracked the day it happened, but it’s attached to the Ad click, even if it happened days before. Thus  if you click an ad on July 12, but convert 20 days later, the conversion date will still be July 12. When reporting on conversions it might be a problem since getting conversions is why you are hired for, isn’t it?

So, you hand your monthly report to your client on the 5th of each month, but some conversions are recorded after that. This is not good, I agree. That’s a problem and you need a fix.

Here’s one: Use the Rolling view instead of the Periodic view.

The rolling view is an ongoing portray of your performance. Depending on the chosen time range, it shows the last 7 days, the last 30 days, the last 90 days, etc.

Since it’s ongoing, you won’t lose a conversion and it will finally appear in your report. Maybe not in the “7 days” when the click happened, but most likely in the “last 30 days” portion of the report.

That’s the way Adwords works so we should get used to it! The Rolling view is your new friend when it comes to reporting on Adwords conversions.

» Create a dashboard on Adwords conversions using the Rolling view

Stéphane has been working on business Web projects for more than 15 years. He has a computer science degree and a MBA specialized in e-commerce from Laval University in Quebec City. That also explains why his writing can sound weird: He is a French Canadian!

View his LinkedIn profile or email Stephane: stephane@dashthis.com



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