Apr 27
2015

Don't Spend Full Daily Budget in Google Shopping

If you're a SMB, you often don't have a lot of time to figure out the optimum bids for your products. However, there is one big mistake that you do want to avoid: do NOT bid so high as to spend your entire campaign budget each day. For example, let's say you sell guitars and you're willing to spend $100/day on Google Shopping. Let's also assume that you've ...

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May 19
2014

Migrating From Google Shopping Manager (GSM) to Google Shopping Campaigns (GSC)

Google has re-launched Product Listing Ads with their recently announced Google Shopping Campaigns (GSC). This article details how GSM users can migrate their existing GSM campaign to GSC and mange GSC with feed modifications moving forward. Some important notes before we get started: Google will sunset the current PLA architecture in late August 2014. At that point, Google will transition merchants to GSC via an automated and potentially error prone method. Users should manually switch ...

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Apr 04
2014

Bing Product Ads Creation and Configuration

On 3/26/14 Bing announced that Product Ads (Bing's equivalent to Google Product Listing Ads) are now available to all U.S. retailers. This is great news! The steps below will guide the configuration process needed to launch. NOTE: For additional help Bing has created a 3 part video series here: Create a Merchant Center StoreUpload Your Product CatalogCreate a Product Ads Campaign General Login 1.Login to Bing Ads by visiting this ...

Read more   Bing Shopping Best Practices PPC Bidding Knowledge Base Bing Product Ads 

Mar 26
2014

Google Shopping Campaigns: Best Practices

Use Performance Metrics Sales: Check your sales vs. spend statistics often and adjust bidding as needed. The best part of Google Shopping Campaigns (GSC) is the newly available performance tracking metrics. Select the "Dimensions" tab and then change the dropdown "View" to "Shopping" and select "Product Type", "Brand", or "Item ID". Note: Make sure your AdWords conversion tracking is configured properly! » https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/1722054 Click "Columns" then "Customize Columns" and make ...

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Mar 21
2014

Google Shopping Campaigns: Details

CreationGoogle Shopping Campaigns (GSC) can be created by clicking"+ Campaign" then "Shopping" within AdWords. After the new campaign is created, new options of note are: 1.Campaign priority: If there are multiple Google Shopping Campaigns with bids on the same items, this setting chooses which campaign will receive priority. Previously, the highest bid would always be used.2.Inventory filter: prevents items in the feed from even reaching this AdWords campaign). VersaFeed recommends leaving this ...

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Mar 20
2014

Google Shopping Campaigns: Overview

Google Shopping Campaigns (GSC) are a new way to list merchants' product inventory on Google Shopping and Google Product Listing Ads. The overall architecture of the system is still very similar: merchants send inventory feeds to Google, create an AdWords campaign that specifies bids/budgets, monitor results, and adjust bids/budgets as needed. Auto targets > SubdivisionsGSC changes how you create the AdWords campaign to set bids/budgets on your items. Instead of auto targets and ...

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May 24
2013

Google Shopping Manager Overview

Google Shopping Manager, or GSM, is VersaFeed's online software toolset that enables retailers to easily list their inventory on Google Shopping and Google Product Listing Ads. VersaFeed manages the technical details so merchants can make straightforward executive decisions on budgets and bidding. Watch the screencast below of Google Shopping Manager Overview: Watch Google Shopping Manager Overview on YouTube » GSM consists of 3 main parts: Data Feed CreationBid ManagementReporting & AnalysisLet's take a look at ...

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Jan 14
2013

Screencast: Google Shopping Bidding Strategies

This screencast covers Google's recommended practices for bidding on Product Listing Ads / Google Shopping campaigns and explains the advantages to VersaFeed's SKU-based grouping and bidding solution. With SKU-based targets, VersaFeed has access to the full life cycle of a product in order to draw performance data for further bid adjustments. Stay tuned for the next screencast in this series, called "Bidding in Action." Watch on YouTube »

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Jun 25
2012

How To Create a Simple Product Listing Ad Campaign for Google Shopping

As the new Google Shopping approaches, retailers (at a minimum) will need to create a new Google AdWords component to ensure their products continue listing. The steps below detail this process. Please keep in mind that retailers looking for a more robust solution should consider signing up for VersaFeed's Google Shopping Manager (GSM) product. Note (A): the instructions below assume that your Google Merchant Center account is active and receiving up-to-date product feeds (VersaFeed ...

Read more   Google Product Search Google PPC Bidding AdWords Product Listing Ads Google Shopping 

Aug 16
2010

Bidding Strategies for PPC Shopping Engines

Bidding strategies are important for PPC (pay-per-click) shopping engines. All major shopping engines (with the exception of Google Product Search and Bing Shopping) are PPC, and most allow for a variable bid. To be successful on sites like Shopzilla, PriceGrabber, Amazon Product Ads, and NexTag, you must have a competent bidding strategy. There are two important tasks to consider: Initial bidding strategyOngoing bidding strategiesInitial Bidding Strategy Don't list your inexpensive products.For example, it ...

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