Google Launches Automated Extension For Shopping Ads

Google announced the launch of new automated extensions for shopping ads (PLAs). This is in reaction to advertisers promoting text to highlight special offers and free shipping. The extensions automatically show up with the ads without any extra cost to…

Google Universal Search Trends You Should Be Paying Attention To

The appearance of Google’s Product Listing Ads (PLAs) in search results grew by 118% throughout last year, according to a new study by Searchmetrics. The study also found that video results are blended into 55% of keyword search results ‒…

Google Releases New Shopping Campaign Features

Google announced the launch of some new features for its Shopping Campaigns. These include an auction insights report, a revamped search impression share, device/time segmentation, bid simulator columns, and a flattened view of product groups. The auction insights report lets…

Google Expands Merchant Promotions

Back in 2012, Google launched Merchant Promotions, which enabled retailers in the United States show promotions alongside their Product Listing Ads on Google’s search results pages and on Google Shopping. Google announced this week that it is now expanding this…

Google Gets Advertisers Ready For Shopping Campaign Upgrade

If you’re reading this, you’re probably aware that regular Google Product Listing Ad campaigns are getting the axe. They’ll be officially retired at the end of the month. In the meantime, Google is preparing advertisers for the upgrade to Shopping…

Google Launches Shopping Campaign Upgrade Tool

Google just announced a new Shopping Campaigns upgrade tool for advertisers preparing to switch their campaign to the new format. Regular Product Listing Ads will be retired and replaced by Shopping Campaigns at the end of the month anyway. The…

Google Adds Ratings To Product Listing Ads

Google announced that it’s adding product ratings to product listing ads (PLAs). Starting in the U.S., users will see star ratings and review counts on PLAs across Google.com and Google.com/shopping. The five-star rating system is based on aggregated rating and…

Google Launches Management Tools For Shopping Campaigns

Google announced a couple new tools to help advertisers scale their Google Shopping campaigns: bulk uploads and a new version of AdWords Editor. With the former, advertisers can download a product group report, edit bids and destination URLs, and important…

Google Shopping Results Now Rank Products On Some Queries

It appears that Google is now ranking products by their ratings in some Google Shopping results – the sponsored results that appear either at the top or on the right of the search results page. Jon Gregoire at CPC Strategy…

Here’s A Closer Look At How To Use Google’s New Shopping Campaigns

Google is really pushing the Shopping Campaigns. The company just announced AdWords API support as well as beta support in DoubleClick Search (part of the Commerce Suite). Now, they’ve uploaded an hour-long hangout discussing the campaign type for those looking…