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Explanations and guides on getting started with ClickGUARD
What is the AdWords tracking template?
The tracking template is a setting within AdWords that makes it possible for users to track ad clicks. It’s an instruction to AdWords on how to form ad URLs. Configuring the tracking template in AdWords is required in order for ClickGUARD to provide click fraud protection. Why does ClickGUARD require the tracking template? ClickGUARD uses the tracking template to log ad clicks for your protected campaigns. This is the only approach that guarantees that ClickGUARD will log all relevant ad cl
What is the ClickGUARD tracking code?
AdWords account number
Your AdWords account number or customer ID is a unique number used to identify your AdWords account. It's used to link your account with ClickGUARD in order to protect it. Where do I find my account number? If you're using the old AdWords UI: Sign in to your AdWords account Look in the top right corner Copy “Customer ID” from above your email address. Old AdWords(https://storage.crisp.chat/users/helpdesk/website/67a70841-ffcb-4607-a427-d84d2d83c463/713e6b35-59e5-4608-b212-815fe8e
Using a custom AdWords tracking template
In case you’re already using a custom tracking template to track certain parameters for your ad clicks you will have to combine it with ClickGUARD’s. You can do this manually or by using the convenient merge tool in Settings. Using the template merge tool The easiest way to get to the merged tracking template is to use the merge tool in Settings. You'll find it by unchecking "I want ClickGUARD to automatically set AdWords tracking template" and clicking on the "Custom Template Merge Tool" b
Tracking conversion events
You can track conversion with ClickGUARD if you’ve previously installed the website tracking code. Why should you track conversion events? By having ClickGUARD track conversion you can get notified or block visitors that shop around and often click on your ads but never convert.
Installing ClickGUARD tracking code
You can obtain your tracking code in Settings within the “Tracking Code” panel. Click on the text box containing the code snippet and copy it. To install it on your website paste it it like any other tracking code, and make sure you do this before the ending </body> tag. Platform Specific
Adding tracking code with Google Tag Manager
Adding the tracking code via Google Tag Manager follows the same process as adding any kind of HTML code to your website. Login to your GTM account and select the correct website project and follow these steps: Step 1 - Add new tag Click on the "New Tag" button: In "Tag Configuration" select the “Custom HTML
Adding tracking code to a WordPress site
Adding the tracking code to a WordPress site can be done in many ways - through a plugin or directly within template files. Best practice is to do it via a plugin. The best approach is to install the official ClickGUARD WordPress plugin directly from the WordPress marketplace. It’s simple and easy to configure and you’ll get more than just automatically installed tracking code - the plugin will display click stats in your
Page load speeds with tracking code
ClickGUARD website tracking code has no impact on page load times based on the following: It’s loaded asynchronously, therefore not impeding loading of the page itself It’s not modifying the visual representation of the page except in the case where a popup warning is shown to the offender, which is done after the page loads How is the code loaded asynchronously? By making this script _asy
Setting the tracking template in AdWords
By default, ClickGUARD automatically sets the tracking template for your AdWords account when you link it with ClickGUARD’s manager account. If you opted out from the auto-set option you have to manually set it in your AdWords account settings. See this link from official documentation on how to configure the tracking template based on the type of the account you’re using.