What does the Bing Ads Integration do?

With the Bing integration, you can:

  • Attribute calls made on Bing Paid visits to the Ad Groups and Campaigns they were made on.
  • Extract Ad Group and Campaign data from Bing to build new reports in Mediahawk.
  • Ensure Auto-tagging and Tracking templates are setup for Mediahawk to track correctly.
  • Send conversions straight to Bing Ads (similarly to how we can in Google Analytics)

How do I connect my Bing Ads account to Mediahawk?

Please Note: The integration will not work correctly for customers that have setup a custom Bing source within Mediahawk. To be able to use this integration you will have to remove the URL details within the custom Bing source and this will switch to the generic setup Mediahawk.

If you require assistance with this, please contact Mediahawk @ clientservices@mediahawk.co.uk 


Login in to your Mediahawk account

Select the Admin Tab from the left sidebar

Then Select Integrate

Then Select the Bing Ads Section


You will be presented with the connection Screen below.  Click Connect


You will be connected to your Microsoft Account, Sign in to the Microsoft Ads account you would like Mediahawk to connect with.

Once complete you will be presented with this screen requesting confirmation to allow Mediahawk to manage your Bing Ads campaigns. Select Yes.

Once you click Yes you will be redirected back to your Mediahawk account.


Configuring your Bing Ads through Mediahawk?

Please note: If you are using a Tracking Template on an AD-Group an error will appear within the tracking template on the Campaign level.


Mediahawk cannot check tracking templates at an AD level, please check that no templates are present at an AD level before proceeding.


Once your account(s) are linked with Bing Ads you will be presented with the Bing Ads – Managed Account Screen.  

At this stage, there are no accounts setup to Manage. Select Add Account on the right, you will be presented with the Bing Ads - Add an account to Mediahawk screen.

Select the name of the Bing Ads account you want to link to and Click Save. 

Mediahawk will now be able to import your Bing Ads data into Mediahawk.

You will return to this screen

Select the account you with to link. Press Go

Mediahawk will now import the Bing Ads data from your selected Bing Ads account.


Select Check Tracking URL’s on the right. This will show you all the active Bing Ads you have on the selected Bing account 

 

Mediahawk allows you to append the Account Level Tracking Template or the individual Campaign straight from the Mediahawk platform. If the Tracking template has the correct parameters we highlight this with a tick in the Valid field, if we are not able to track it then it will have a cross.


The Account Level Tracking template (Bing Ads Account Details)

The Account level tracking template is the highest level within Bing Ads (setup in the Admin Section). If you do not apply a tracking template to a Campaign, AD Group or an AD then Bing Ads uses the Account Level Template instead.

If you would like Mediahawk to automatically append the template for all your tracking templates and to switch on Auto tagging (must be on for Mediahawk to track PPC) then simply tick the Account and the 2 boxes below and click Update Selected we will append the tracking template.


The Campaign Level Tracking template (Bing Ads Campaign Details)

The Campaign level tracking can be used to manage the individual Campaign (if you enter any specific tracking here this will not use the Account Level Tracking template) 

If you would like Mediahawk to append the template for some or all individual Campaigns then simply tick the box(s) of the tracking templates you would like Mediahawk to append and Click Update Selected.


This will now link allow Mediahawk to import the correct data from your Bing Ads account and Visitors to the Website.

Sending Conversions directly to Bing Ads

Within the Mediahawk platform you are able to send Conversions directly to your Bing Ads Account.

To Setup a new Conversion Type Click on the Create Conversion Type on the top right.


You will be presented with this screen

  • Bing Ads Account - defaults to the Account selected on the Managed Account section.
  • Conversion Name – This can be anything, in the example we have used Mediahawk Offline Calls. You could use an existing Conversion Name setup. *
  • Vision Campaign – Select the Vision campaign you wish to send conversion from. If you have more than 1 Vision campaign you will need to setup separate Conversion types (you can however send the Conversion data from multiple Vision Campaigns to the same Conversion Name)

Once you click Save we will create the new conversion Name in Bing Ads (if you are not using an existing Conversion Name).


*Please Note: Conversion type source must be “Offline Conversions”, no other sources will allow the import. After you create a conversion type, Bing requires up to 2 hours before it starts accepting the conversion data.


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