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Integrating Twitter with DoubleClick Campaign Manager
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Integrating Twitter with DoubleClick Campaign Manager (DCM)
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In order to get started, you must first have a DoubleClick account.
Take the following steps to connect a Twitter campaign to DoubleClick:
1. Ensure your DCM account is enabled for Twitter
Work with your DCM Account Maanager to ensure that your DCM account is configured for use with Twitter.
To ensure your campaigns are optimized based on previous conversion data, be sure to opt-in for sending conversion data to Twitter during DoubleClick configuration.
2. Create a new placement for your Twitter campaign
Please refer to the DoubleClick Help Center article to learn how to create a Twitter campaign tag.
3. Input the DoubleClick tracking tag URL into a Twitter campaign
To insert a DoubleClick tag into a campaign, first create a new campaign on Twitter on ads.twitter.com. DoubleClick will work for all campaign objectives, with the exception of Promoted Trends, Promoted Moments, and any objectives in private beta.
Under “Ad groups” > “Ad group details”, click on “Measurement options” at the bottom of the page to expand additional fields. Here, you’ll see “DoubleClick tracking”. Toggle the switch to the right so you see a green checkmark, and enter your DCM tracking URL in the field provided.
Please note you need to follow these steps for every ad group.
This tracking tag URL should only be the raw tracking URL. The tracking tag URL should not include any containers or wrappers like <img> or <script> tags. Here's an example of a correctly formatted tracking code (excluding the specific IDs to your account, which are replaced with hashtags in this example):
Finish completing your campaign setup and save the campaign. Inserting the tag will connect this Twitter campaign (and the creatives added to the campaign) to DCM. There is no need to apply individual click trackers on your Tweets.
Common tag implementation mistakes
Including the <img> tag
Your tracking tag should not be placed with the <img> tag:
Not selecting “Twitter-Official” when generating a tag
Be sure to select Twitter-Official when creating a new tracking tag URL. Failing to select Twitter-Official will cause errors with your campaign integration.
Generating a click tag rather than an impression tag
Be sure to generate an impression tag in DoubleClick:
and not a click tag:
Note: in your DoubleClick tag export, the tag you should use will be located in the column labeled “Impression tag [image]”
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Once you’ve properly inputted a DoubleClick tracking code in a campaign, you’ll begin receiving campaign data in your DoubleClick reporting. Please note that due to the nature of the separate reporting pipelines, there will always be some expected discrepancies between DoubleClick reporting and the reporting available in the Twitter campaign dashboard.
Here are how events should map between the two platforms:
Twitter URL Clicks
Twitter App Install Clicks
Link Clicks + App Clicks
Other Twitter Engagements
Clicks + Media Engagements
Total Social Engagements
Video First Quartile Completions
Video played 25%
Video played 50%
Video Third Quartile Completions
Video played 75%
Twitter: Video 50% In View For 2 Seconds
Twitter: Video 100% In View For 3 Seconds
3s/100% Video Views
Twitter Creative ID
Twitter Campaign ID
Twitter Creative ID
FAQsArrow down icon
Why doesn't the DoubleClick data match the Twitter data?
It’s expected that DoubleClick and Twitter data do not match perfectly. Each system uses a different data pipeline which results in differences in data. If you see larger than 10% differences, please reach out to your Twitter Account Manager.
Can I add, or piggyback, additional tags to my DoubleClick tracking tag?
No, you should only include the DoubleClick tag in the campaign form. Adding other tags will cause errors in the integration.
Can I use DoubleClick with all campaign objectives?
DoubleClick will work for all campaign objectives, with the exception of Promoted Trends, Promoted Moments, and any objectives in private beta.
Why aren't my conversions matching between DoubleClick and the Twitter campaign dashboard?
It’s expected that in some cases conversions will not match between DoubleClick and Twitter. If you're tracking other channels in DoubleClick at the same time as Twitter, your conversions will be de-duplicated. Make sure you’re comparing conversion data from Floodlight Activities that have a direct match to your Twitter conversion events.
How can I get more help?
File a Twitter Ads support ticket or work directly with your Account Manager.