Create Ad Group and Ad

Whether you are creating an App campaign to drive more app installs, in-app actions or in-app action value, you will need ad groups and ads.

Create ad group and criteria

  1. Create an ad group using AdGroupService. Do not specify a type for the ad group.

  2. (Optional) If the advertising_channel_sub_type of the campaign is APP_CAMPAIGN_FOR_ENGAGEMENT, you can override the default CPA target at the ad group level by setting target_cpa.

  3. If the advertising_channel_sub_type of the campaign is APP_CAMPAIGN_FOR_ENGAGEMENT, you must target a specific audience by adding an AdGroupCriterion. Set the user_list_info field to a UserListInfo, where the user_list contains the resource name of the UserList to target.

    • You cannot override bid settings at the ad group criterion level.
    • You cannot exclude criteria, so ensure that negative is false.

Create ad group ad

For each logical set of assets, including videos, images, and text, add an ad_group_ad with the corresponding ad for the campaign's advertising_channel_sub_type:

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