Jan 23
2023

Google Hosted Local Storefront : LIA

Google has been steering advertisers for years now towards the Merchant Hosted Local Storefront, even providing them with 2 options - Basic and Full. Here, we will be covering details around the rarely talked about Google Hosted Local Storefront (GHLSF) . While these are uncommon in today’s SERP, the reality is that there are many advertisers who could likely benefit from this. These are advertisers that can’t meet Google’s requirements even for the “Basic ...

Read more   Google Product Search Google Product Listing Ads Google Shopping Local Inventory Ads 

Dec 23
2022

Google Manufacturer Center :: Part 2

Google gives manufacturers control of how their products are presented across Google through the Manufacturer Center. Product content can be pulled over from the Google Merchant Center or a feed can be uploaded directly to the Manufacturer Center. The GTIN attribute is used to match products across retailer’s Merchant Center feeds. If a brand is participating in sending content to the Manufacturer Center, Google will utilize this GTIN’s content, for certain placements like ...

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Dec 22
2022

Google Manufacturer Center :: Part 1

Google's Manufacturer Center is another tool to help brands improve the shopping experience for its products across the Google properties. There are 2 main purposes for using Manufacturer Center: 1Gain insight into your products' aggregated performance across all of Google - Impression and click data (and more) from your efforts and your resellers at the product level.2Control of product content in certain shopping experiences on Google (covered in Part 2)This blog (Part 1 ...

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Dec 07
2022

New Discovery Campaigns Use Product Feeds

While Discovery Ads on Google isn’t technically a new concept, the ability to leverage your product feed to tailor these ads around products is. Here’s a quick overview of what Discovery Campaigns are about: Ads can show across multiple Google Properties in places where consumers would be browsing their favorite content:YouTube Home and Watch Next feedsThe Google Discover feedGmail Promotions and Social tabsThis campaign would align more closely with display as the ...

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Sep 19
2022

Google Gets Smart With Titles

Google has quietly introduced a new "enhancement" to Shopping ad titles, referred to in their [title] attribute documentation as Optimized titles. Google will dynamically prepend product features or attributes to the front of your PLA title using values from the product feed that offer the best match to the customer’s search query, separating these attributes from the product title with hyphens. A real life example of this new feature in action can be found ...

Read more   Google Product Search Google Product Titles Product Listing Ads Google Shopping 

May 31
2022

Data Feed Considerations When Replatforming

Over our 16 years in business building data feeds for retail clients, we've experienced quite a number of ecommerce replatforms. Our #1 recommendation on this is to plan for problems. There's always going to be something that comes up but hopefully with preparation and awareness, it will be minimal. Here are things we've observed over the years to help you stay ahead: Losing Google Merchant Center Site Verification & Claim: Make sure your ...

Read more   Google Product Search Google Best Practices AdWords Product Listing Ads Knowledge Base Google Shopping 

Apr 25
2022

Solutions for Availability Restrictions

The steps below can solve for the situations where: The ability to ship a product depends upon the location of the shipping address (referred to as ‘Region’).The price of a product is consistent across all locations and does not change, no matter where the user is located. For any regional pricing situations, the full Regional Availability and Pricing (RAAP) solution is needed. How to Tell Google What Areas You Do Not Ship to Within ...

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Mar 03
2022

Preparing for Planned Site Outages

From time-to-time websites need to come offline for maintenance. There's no way of telling Google about this so when they perform their regular checks of your data feed against your site, it sets off a wave of events that can include product disapprovals. So in addition to temporarily pausing your ad campaigns to avoid paying for clicks to a dead site, there is also a step that needs to be taken within your product ...

Read more   Google Product Search Google Best Practices Product Listing Ads Google Shopping 

Jan 24
2022

Google's New Deals Feature

Within the Shopping tab, Google has launched a new feature allowing shoppers to quickly filter out the best product deals of the day. There are a few ways to get there and a few key differences to expect. What Does it Look Like and How to Find it When an applicable search query such as "deals", "sales", "promotions", "Black Friday", etc occurs on the Shopping tab, Google is prompted to redirect to this new Deals ...

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Dec 16
2021

Merchant Promotion vs Sale Price Annotations / Badge

Google steadily introduces enhancements to Shopping ads and before you can execute, you have to know how to choose the right approach. When product prices are discounted during a sale, there are 2 common options that websites will utilize to communicate the price cut. Taking a look at the product landing page can typically clue you in on what to do next to ensure that your ads effectively promote this offer. Discount Shown on Landing ...

Read more   Google Product Search Google Best Practices Product Extensions Product Listing Ads Google Shopping 

Oct 26
2021

How to Set Up a Google Merchant Promotion

Check EligibilityGoogle Merchant Promotions are only applicable to use in certain situations. See the comprehensive list of Promotion Policies Quick Points: Coupon codes are ONLY REQUIRED for Free/Discount Shipping offers. Google does NOT require them for % off on merchandise. HOWEVER, if they are needed to make the promo function properly on the site, then they should be submitted with the promo details.The promo should offer an ADDED benefit. Google Shopping policies state that ...

Read more   Google Product Search Google Product Listing Ads Google Shopping Client Account 

Jun 22
2020

Google Feed Specification 2020 Updates

Each year Google updates their Google Merchant Center (GMC) feed specification with modest changes to how merchants should submit their product data. This year is no different and Google has just announced the changes as follows: Changes available now:Two new attributes are now available to submit: product_highlight and product_detail. These attributes let you submit additional product data to Google in a generic fashion. product_highlight allows you to submit bulleted lists of product highlights. product_detail ...

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May 07
2020

Free Product Listings on Google Shopping

Google recently announced that they now offer an option for Free Product Listings on Google Shopping. This change went into effect in the US at the end of April with an expected Global rollout by the end of the year. What does this mean? Some of the digital real estate on the Google Shopping tab is now free through the “Surfaces across Google” program in the Merchant Center. What does it NOT mean? That Google ...

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Oct 31
2019

VersaFeed PriceWatch

OverviewVersaFeed PriceWatch monitors your product prices compared to other vendors on the web. Using this information, PriceWatch enables clients to adjust their advertising strategies accordingly. Have the lowest price on a popular product? Use PriceWatch to increase bids to maximize exposure. Alternatively, is a product not priced competitively? Use PriceWatch to remove products or lower bids to save costs. TechnicalPriceWatch monitors pricing over 24 hour periods and enables merchants to use this data in two ...

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Apr 12
2019

Merchant Integration with Buy on Google

In addition to the steps VersaFeed must take (previous article), merchants must also undertake action to integrate with Buy on Google. Merchants will need to: Receive new orders from Buy on Google listingsConfirm back to Google once an order has been shippedProcess the so-called "unhappy" path (returns and cancellations)There are three primary ways for clients to accomplish these tasks: 1 Utilize Google Merchant Center (GMC) to manually manage the entire process.GMC enables customer ...

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