Google Console Setup

Activate Google APIs and create Google API key for the Events Optimizer Pro Plugin

This comprehensive guide helps you on setting up the Google Console for the Events Optimizer Plugin.
It walks you through activating necessary Google APIs and creating a Google API key.

Login to Google Cloud Console

Login in to the Google Cloud Console with your Google account.

If you don’t have one, create it for free here.

 

The welcome screen will appear. Click on “APIs & Services”.

Google Cloud Console - how to create a google API key.

Enable the necessary Google APIs

Follow these easy steps to activate the APIs that are required for the Events Optimizer Plugin.

 

Step 1

  1. Click in the sidebar on the left on “Enabled APIs & Services”.
  2. Click on “+ Enable APIs and Services”.
Google Cloud Console - how to create a Google API key.

Step 2: Activate Places API

Place the cursor in the search field and type in “places api”.

The “Places API” will show up. Click on it.

Hint: DON’T use Places API (New)!

Google Cloud Console - how to create a Google API key.

Step 3

You will see the details of the Places API.

Click on “Enable” to activate this API.

Hint: It can take a little while (up to 15-30 mins) until you can use the activated API. Please be patient!

Google Cloud Console - how to enable the Google Places API

Step 4: Activate Safe Browsing API

Go back to the overview of the APIs & Services.

Place the cursor in the search field and type in “safe browsing api”.

The “Safe Browsing API” will show up. Click on it.

Hint: DON’T use Safe Browsing API (Legacy)!

A screenshot of a google adwords account.

Step 5

You will see the details of the Safe Browsing API.

Click on “Enable” to activate this API.

Hint: It can take a little while (up to 15-30 mins) until you can use the activated API. Please be patient!

Google Cloud Console - how to enable the Google Safebrowsing API

Create Google API Key

Go back to the home page.

 

Step 1

  1. Click in sidebar on “Keys & Credentials”.
  2. Click on “+ Create Credentials”.
  3. Click on “API key”.
A google adwords account with the adwords settings highlighted.

Step 2

The API Key will created and then be shown in the list of API Keys.

Click on “Show Key”.

Google Cloud Console - how to enable a Google API key.

Step 3

Copy the API key to the clipboard.

Google Cloud Console - how to enable a Google API key.

Step 4

Open the settings page of the Events Optimizer Pro Plugin.

Paste the API key in the field shown.

Click “Save” at the end of the page.

Events Optimizer Plugin settings page