Connect WooCommerce and Google Ads

Why do WooCommerce and Google Ads Need to Be Connected?

Able conversion tracking solves many issues that marketers experience using off-the-shelf Google Ads conversion tracking with WooCommerce:

  1. Solve tracking and attribution. Able fixes WooCommerce conversion tracking by attributing each conversion to the original ad for modelled conversions, allowing to report even IOS 14 conversions correctly in Google Ads reports by sending conversions to Google Ads server-side API.
  2. Track, connect and attribute. Able is an advanced automated lead form tracking solution. It captures correct visitor source even when using non-WooCommerce lead forms in your funnel. It attributes all WooCommerce purchases to original visitor and sends data back to Google Ads, as well as other ad platforms and Google Analytics. Know sources of 99% of sales.
  3. Know each customer journey. Use customer journey mapping to understand how and why your biggest customers buy and how you can increase sales. Able uses first-party tracking and server-side data to map customer journeys even when complex funnels involving multiple domains and devices are used.

A Complete Solution for Integrating WooCommerce and Google Ads

Able Customer Data Platform simplifies tracking WooCommerce conversions in Google Ads by offering an all-in-one solution that attributes each lead or started checkout to original traffic source and sends completed purchases to Google Ads API.

It combines browser tracking with server API integrations, linking website activity with purchases on the back-end to build a complete journey of each customer across WooCommerce and Google Ads.

This allows to attribute 99% of sales to the correct marketing source, ad click and landing page and obtain much better data to inform strategy compared to using a simple Google Ads tag.

All of this without coding and complex manual set-up of the connection between WooCommerce and Google Ads. Able already knows how to connect track WooCommerce orders, lead forms and send attributed purchases to Google Ads.

How Able CDP Integrates WooCommerce and Google Ads

Able tracks WooCommerce order forms as well as purchases by receiving web hooks from WooCommerce and attributing purchases to the original visitor tracked by Able, allowing to send purchase conversions to Google Ads and analytics platforms such as Google Analytics.

Able Customer Data Platform combines browser and back-end tracking to:

  1. store Google Ads click id (including IOS 14 privacy-friendly ids) for each started WooCommerce order;
  2. add UTM parameters, referrer URL and landing page details to new leads;
  3. attribute successful WooCommerce order after to the Google Ads click ids after a payment is completed and send e-commerce transaction to Google Ads API with all available ids, as well as additional Customer Match details.

How to Set Up WooCommerce Google Ads Conversion Tracking

Step 1. Sign up for a free Able trial account

Complete the sign up form to create a trial account.

Step 2. Install Able tracking code on the website

After signing up for a free account, Able CDP will prompt you to add code to your website.

This tracking code will record ad click ids and details of the original landing page visit, as well as lead form submissions, allowing to attribute customers to website visitors. Able CDP uses its tracking to capture UTM parameters, referrer URL and landing page URL, store them in its own attribution database together with the personal identifiers such as email or phone, entered by customer in lead and order forms, allowing it to associate all future customer activity with the original website visitor source.

Add lead form URLs to the HTML Forms Tracking section to let Able automatically recognize the sign-up and lead forms you're using. Any standard lead form widgets that we could detect during the account setup will appear in the Dynamic Lead Forms Tracking section.

Press "Generate" in the Get Code section to generate a unique tracking code to add to your site.

Able CDP page view tracking doesn't install its own cookies and relies on third-party identifiers such as Google Analytics Client Id to connect customer activity between website pages. Please enable cross-domain measurement in Google Analytics if your landing and lead/order pages are hosted on different domains.

Step 3. In the Funnel tab, click add service integration to select which platforms you want to integrate with

Step 4. Connect Able to WooCommerce

Track Customer Details

  1. To track customer details and associate WooCommerce customers with the visitor details, install tracking code generated using the "Get Code" section. This code will track WooCommerce form submissions.

Create WooCommerce API Key

  1. Open WooCommerce Settings, Advanced - REST API.
  2. Create a new API key with Read permissions.

Save Consumer key and secret as a new Able credential

Add Inbound Integration

Configure WooCommerce to Notify Able of New Purchases

  1. Open Advanced - Webhooks in WooCommerce settings. Add a new webhook with following parameters:
  2. Status: Active
  3. Topic: Action
  4. Action Event: woocommerce_order_status_changed
  5. Delivery URL:, where 237b517f-3b75-4953-906b-77184b34b83d - unique identifier of your funnel.

Able CDP will now receive webhooks from WooCommerce and retrieve purchase details from its API, automatically attributing Purchases to Visitors by customer emails and phones and sending Purchase conversions with detailed Invoice Lines where supported.

WooCommerce purchases are attributed by matching purchase to the web lead by billing email or phone. Transition of order status into ‘processing’ is treated as a successful order event.

Step 5. Connect Able to Google Ads

1. Google Ads Setup.

The first step to start using a server-to-server integration is to configure Google Ads. The Part 1 of the ‘Set up offline conversion tracking‘ guide in Google Ads Help covers two necessary steps to begin: enabling auto-tagging and setting up a Conversion Action – a hint telling Google Ads how to process your conversions.

(Google refers to all conversions that aren’t tracked by its JS tracking code as ‘offline’. They may not actually happen offline, such as in a store, and would more often be a result of online user activity.)

2. Google Ads Customer Data Terms

To make sure that all conversions are processed, the Google Ads account must have accepted Customer Data Terms. This only needs to be done once per account and the Data Terms will be valid for all conversions automatically.

Open Tools - Conversions - Settings - Method for measuring offline conversions. Check that Enhanced conversions for leads method is selected and accept customer data terms.

3. Connect Able to Google Ads

In Able's platform, there is a ‘Sign In With Google’ button that will grant Able access to your Google Ads API, allowing you to send purchase conversions to Google Ads.

4. Create compatible conversion action in Google Ads

To do so, open Tools - Conversions in Google Ads. Click New Conversion Action - Import - Other data sources or CRMs - Track conversions from clicks. Enter desired conversion and attribution parameters and create conversion.

5. Send Able events as Google Ads Conversion Actions

Select the new Google Ads credential, and choose ‘Purchase’ event type. Able will display a list of Google Ads Customers your Google account has access to manage. Choose the one that has the Conversion Action that has been created in Google Ads Manager in the first step.

Press ‘Save’ button to save settings. Able Customer Data Platform will start sending all purchases it attributed to Google Ads clicks to Google Ads API.

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Don't just take our word for it

Software companies, e-commerce stores and various types of digital businesses around the world are using Able CDP to fundamentally improve their marketing strategy.

As the owner of Placówkowo, Poland's premier educational listing site, having detailed insights into our transactions is paramount. Able CDP's integration of Stripe with Google Analytics 4 e-commerce has been a game-changer. With their expertise, every Stripe transaction now seamlessly reflects in GA4, providing us with invaluable insights into our financial performance and user behavior. This fusion not only enhances our data clarity but also streamlines our business operations. Able CDP's responsiveness and customer-centric approach have made this integration smooth and efficient. We wholeheartedly endorse their services and appreciate their commitment to excellence.

Łukasz Ostrowski
Łukasz Ostrowski
Owner of Placówkowo