Guide: Using LinkedIn Ads with Databox

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How to connect LinkedIn Ads to Databox

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How to connect LinkedIn Ads to Databox

To connect a LinkedIn Ads Account in Databox, go to  Data Sources > + New connection. Type LinkedIn Ads in the search bar and click on the green Connect button. 

This will open the  Authorization window, which is where you will be prompted to enter your LinkedIn Ads login credentials and authorize the Databox app. 

How much historical data is synced when you first connect LinkedIn Ads to Databox?

When you connect a new LinkedIn Ads Data Source in Databox, 24 months worth of historical data is initially synced. 

Certain Metrics may have more or less historical data available. For more information about the amount of historical data available for a specific Metric, please contact our Support Team at [email protected]

Pro Tip: Once your LinkedIn Ads Data Source is connected and actively syncing data, we store the data that's collected in our own database. This allows us to accumulate more data over time as more data syncs are made so that you can report on more historical LinkedIn Ads data in your Databox reports. Learn more here

What time zone does LinkedIn Ads data sync in? 

LinkedIn Ads data is synced in UTC. 

Why is my LinkedIn Ads Data Source disconnected?

There are 2 common reasons why your LinkedIn Company Pages Data Source may disconnect: 
1. The 60-day connection token has expired
2. The same LinkedIn Company Pages Account is connected more than once in Databox

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The 60-day connection token has expired

LinkedIn connections are established using tokens. LinkedIn sets its tokens to expire after 60 days. This means that every 60 days, your LinkedIn Data Source will be disconnected. 

In order to reconnect your LinkedIn Data Source, navigate to Data Sources and click the Reconnect button next to your LinkedIn Company Pages Data Source. 

The same LinkedIn Account is connected more than once in Databox

Each LinkedIn Company Pages Account can only be connected in 1 Databox Account. If a LinkedIn Company Pages Account is connected in a 2nd Databox Account, the 1st LinkedIn Data Source will disconnect. 

How to access pre-built LinkedIn Ads Templates

1
 Navigate to Databoards > Template Library
2
 In the Data Source drop-down list, select LinkedIn Ads
3
 To view a preview of the Template populated with dummy data, click Preview
4
 To pull the Template into your Account and re-populate it with your own LinkedIn data, click Use Template
5
 Select the appropriate LinkedIn Data Source from the drop-down list to complete the process. The Databoard will be re-populated with data from the selected LinkedIn Ads Account and can be found on the  Databoards page
Pro Tip: Once the Databoard is available on the Databoards page, it is completely disconnected from the public Template. Therefore, you can further customize this Databoard to meet your specific needs using the Designer.

Popular LinkedIn Ads Templates

LinkedIn Ads Overview LinkedIn Ads: Ad Performance

This dashboard provides insights across your LinkedIn Ads Account. 
This Template shows a high-level performance overview of your Linkedin ads so you can track ROI.

How to build a Databoard using LinkedIn  Ads data

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Popular LinkedIn Ads Metrics

Impressions Total Spent Clicks




Campaign Performance Ad Performance Performance Overview

View a full list of LinkedIn Ads Metrics available in Databox here.

How to build a Databoard

1
 Navigate to  Databoards > + New Databoard > Start Blank
2
 Click on the Datablock Library icon on the lefthand side of the Designer
3
 Select the appropriate LinkedIn Ads Account from the Data Source drop-down list in the Datablock Library
4
 View the list of pre-built LinkedIn Ads Datablocks in the  Datablock Library. Drag and drop your selected Datablock onto your Databoard    
5

 If a pre-built Datablock isn't available for your use case, click on the  Visualization Types icon under the Datablock Library icon

6
 View the list of Visualizations available in Databox. Drag and drop your selected Visualization onto your Databoard
7
 Click on the Datablock on the Databoard to open the corresponding Datablock Settings on the righthand side of the Designer
8
 Select the appropriate LinkedIn Ads Data Source and Metric in the righthand Datablock Settings. This will update the Datablock and it will populate the Datablock with the corresponding data
 
9
 Complete steps 4-8 until your Databoard is complete

How to use the Query Builder for LinkedIn Ads

Learn how to use the Query Builder for LinkedIn Ads here.

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