In this chapter, you will explore the data validation options that Google Sheets offers to aid in clean data entry. You will also learn about the Bing and Google Ads paid advertising data you will explore throughout the course. After this chapter, you will be able to create spreadsheets that can be used by any number of people, without having to worry about disorganization.
In the digital marketing world, naming conventions may differ among paid advertising campaigns or ad groups, which poses a problem when the user wants to analyze campaign performance. Regular expressions can help match certain strings, replace parts of strings, or extract a portion of a string. In this chapter, you will learn to use regular expressions, along with Google Sheets' built-in functions REGEXMATCH(), REGEXREPLACE(), and REGEXEXTRACT(), to reorganize and aggregate data with ease.
In this chapter, you will explore Google and Bing Ad campaigns and ad group data. In addition to a refresher on some basic charts, you will explore new ways to use these charts and experiment with the chart editor settings to create both informative and visually appealing charts. You will learn to explain paid advertising data through visualizations, which is an important task in the fast-paced digital advertising world.
In the final chapter, you will be tasked with building a paid advertising dashboard that can be dynamically filtered by both source and campaign name. After completing the chapter, you should be able to tackle almost any data mitigation or dashboard creation project that you, or your boss, may think of!