Google Ads

Setup Guide

You can find your Google app credentials by visiting your Google Cloud Console dashboard.

You'll need the following information to set up your Google App with Paragon Connect:

  • Client ID

  • Client Secret

  • Scopes Requested

Note: You'll need to create a new project in Google Cloud Console if you don't already have one.

This is an API-only integration - workflow actions for this integration are still in development. You can still connect user accounts, build workflows, and access the API for this integration.

Add the Redirect URL to your Google app

Paragon provides a redirect URL to send information to your Google app. To add the redirect URL to your Google app:

1. Copy the link under "Redirect URL" in your integration settings in Paragon. The Redirect URL is:

2. In your Google Cloud Console dashboard, navigate to APIs & Services > Credentials in the sidebar.

3. Press "+ Create Credentials", then select OAuth client ID.

4. Select "Web application" from the Application type drop-down menu.

Note: You'll need to configure Google's consent screen for access to Client ID and Client Secret if you haven't already.

5. Under Authorized redirect URIs, press the "+ Add URI" button.

6. Paste-in the redirect URL from Paragon.

7. Press the blue "Create" button.

Google provides you with the Client ID and Client Secret needed for the next steps after adding the redirect URL to your project.

Enable Google Ads API in Google Cloud Console Dashboard

1. In your Google Cloud Console dashboard, navigate to APIs & Services > Library in the sidebar.

2. Search for "Google Ads API" from the API Library.

3. Select the "Google Ads API".

4. Press the blue "Enable" button to enable the API for your application.

Add your Google app to Paragon

1. Select Google Ads from the Integrations Catalog.

2. Under Integrations > Connected Integrations > {YOUR_APP} > Settings, fill out your credentials from the end of Step 1 in their respective sections:

  • Client ID: Found at the end of Step 1.

  • Client Secret: Found at the end of Step 1.

  • Permissions: Select the scopes you've requested for your application. They should begin with ads.

Press the blue "Connect" button to save your credentials.

Note: Leaving the Client ID and Client Secret blank will use Paragon development keys.

Connecting to Google Ads

Once your users have connected their Google Ads account, you can use the Paragon SDK to access the Google Ads API on behalf of connected users.

See the Google Ads REST API documentation for their full API reference.

Any Google Ads API endpoints can be accessed with the Paragon SDK as shown in this example.

// You can find your project ID in the Overview tab of any Integration

// Authenticate the user
paragon.authenticate(<ProjectId>, <UserToken>);
// Fetch Campaign Data
paragon.request("googleads", "/customers/<Customer ID>/campaigns/<Campaign ID>", {
  method: "GET"

// Create a campaign with an existing Campaign Budget
paragon.request("googleads", "/customers/<Customer ID>/campaignBudgets:mutate", {
  method: "POST",
  body: {
    status: 'PAUSED',
    advertisingChannelType: 'SEARCH',
    geoTargetTypeSetting: {
      positiveGeoTargetType: 'PRESENCE_OR_INTEREST',
      negativeGeoTargetType: 'PRESENCE_OR_INTEREST'
    name: 'My Search campaign',
    campaignBudget: 'customers/<Customer ID>/campaignBudgets/<Budget ID>',
    targetSpend: {}

Building Google Ads workflows

Once your Google Ads account is connected, you use the Google Ads Request step to access any of Google Ads's API endpoints without the authentication piece.

When creating or updating records in Google Ads, you can reference data from previous steps by typing {{ to invoke the variable menu.

Publishing your Google Ads application

Setting up a Redirect Page in your app

Your Google Ads integration requires a Redirect Page hosted in your application to support verification of your application by Google.

The Redirect Page should be implemented as follows:

  • Receives a GET request with a number of query parameters.

  • Redirect to with the same query parameters.

paragon.connect("googleads", {
  overrideRedirectUrl: "https://your-app.url/google-drive-redirect"

Updating the allowed Redirect URL

If you were previously testing with as your Google Ads Redirect URL, you will need to update this value after implementing a Redirect Page:

  1. Log into your Google Cloud Console dashboard and select your application.

  2. Navigate to APIs & Services > Credentials and select the credentials you use with Paragon.

  3. Under Authorized redirect URIs, provide the URL of your Redirect Page.

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