Google recently launched a new campaign type, named "Performance Max". This campaign type is missing from Supermetrics data pulls. The affected connector name is: Google Ads. Could you review this feature request and fix the data extraction from Google Adwords? Thanks!
Hey team, now that Google is publicly pushing this feature, it's becoming a real problem. I can relate to the person below who overspent by $12k, I just somehow accidentally noticed that the spend is wrong and took action in advance.
I believe there will be many overdelivering Google Ads accounts that are relying on Supermetrics in the coming weeks due to this campaign type becoming more and more available. Hopefully this gets fixed very soon..
Some good news! - Google announced today that the Google Ads API v9 will support Performance Max campaigns.
We're currently using v8 for the parts we have migrated already, so we will need to figure out a safe point during the larger migration to do the API upgrade. Unfortunately, I can't give a specific timeline of when we can do that yet, but will update the thread once we do know.
I just overspent by $12K because this doesn't exist. Why am I paying for Supermetrics to pull data, if it...... can't pull data?
As noted in a comment below, neither of the Google Ads APIs we use support getting this data. The comment was a bit old though, so I just again checked today. However, it's still the same situation, that the campaign type does not appear to be supported in the Google Ads API yet.
I'm sorry that we're not able to get the data at this time due to gaps in the API. We'll continue to watch the API update notifications and once Google adds it to the API, then we will add support for it to Supermetrics.
Product Manager - Connectors
Thank you for your feedback!
Sadly, most new features are not added to their system APIs right away, which seems to be the case with this. Neither available API supports this campaign type right now, and it may be several months before the Google Ads API does.
We'll keep an eye out to see when Google does add it to their API and put it in our backlog at that time.
Product Manager - Support
Hi Jessica, checking back on this. Are we able to get Performance Max campaign type from Google API now?
I checked and it still looks to be not supported. The Performance Max campaigns are still flagged as a beta feature and invite-only for the Google Ads platform, so it will likely be a while before they introduce that into the Google Ads API. It's pretty common practice not to update the API until a feature is fully available to everyone.
Also keep in mind that we're still mostly using the AdWords API at the moment, which doesn't support any of the new stuff. We'll be migrating in parts over the next 6 month, so if Google adds Performance Max to the API early next year, we should be in a place to support it then.