Google Adwords Reports: A Beginners Guide

adwords reports for beginners

If you use Google Adwords then you know that there’s a whole lot of data that goes into pay per click advertising… especially with Google Adwords. But this allows for some pretty amazing and insightful reports that you can create right inside of the Google Adwords interface.

Google Adwords reports are useful for a variety of reasons:

  • They allow you to compare data
  • They allow you to see time intervals
  • They can be automated
  • You see can data in different formats
  • Compare mulitple metrics at once

In the article, I am going to show you how to create useful reports using the Google Adwords interface.

To create your first Adwords report, click the Reports tab at the top of the Adwords navbar.

reports adwords tab

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.

pre defined reports adwords

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.

new report adwords

You can choose from:

  • Table
  • Line Chart
  • Bar Chart
  • Pie Chart

new report type adwords

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.

adwords report center

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.

report metrics adwords

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.

adwords chart change report

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.

automated reports adwords

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.

adwords report date

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.

save adwords report

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.

adwords line report chart

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.

adwords search term report

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:

adwords search term report final

 

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