Once you've authenticated your Facebook Ads and/or Google Ads providers, Joinr will kick off the initial data sync automatically. This process can take anywhere from a few minutes to several hours depending how many accounts you sync and how much data is in each account. (We'll email you when it's done).
The reason it takes some time is because Joinr is doing a lot with your data:
- Extracting data from the providers (for the past 90 days)
- Storing data in our secure data warehouse
- Transforming the data to meet the standards of our ad data framework
- Making it available in our Google Data Studio community connector for all your reporting and analysis needs
It's also important to note that Joinr doesn't pull every single metrics out of the data providers. Rather, it pulls the metrics that matter for measuring cross-platform advertising. You can learn more about our methodology and see a list of metrics here: Joinr's Ad Data Framework.
Once the initial sync is complete, you're left with clean, unified and reliable data that's available when you need it. And because the data is already optimized and stored, query speeds are lightning fast.
After the initial sync, Joinr automatically updates your data every six hours, meaning it's always up to date.
So, don't be concerned if your initial sync takes awhile—it's worth the wait, we promise!