Google Brings Back Call Tracking: AdWords Call Metrics

Nov 3, 2010 • 7:46 am | comments (2) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google AdWords
 

In May 2009, Google discontinued their call tracking phone numbers, which was supposed to be used for Google Audio Ads, but often used by search AdWords advertisers instead.

Now, Google is bringing them back and naming them "AdWords Call Metrics." Greg Sterling has a great write up on it, and he explains that although calls are free now, Google may begin to start charging for them, maybe as a CPC basis.

Here is a picture of the ads now live:

AdWords Call Metrics

Here is a video demo:

Here is a screen shot of the ad set up in the AdWords console:

callmetrics_where

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Comments:

Casey Armstrong

11/03/2010 05:05 pm

Great post. Thanks. Was just needing this for a few clients. That Google video helped as well.

Raheel

11/05/2010 05:20 am

This Ad Extension is really good and some thing which the advertisers are looking for almost in all the campaigns ads carries a lot of phone calls which were almost impossible to track out.....

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