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Comparison Shopping Engines

How to Create a Google Shopping Ad

In order to set up Google Shopping ads, you need to have both a Google Ads account and a Merchant Center account. These 2 accounts must be linked to create a Shopping Campaign and ads. It’s also a good idea to have a Google Analytics account.

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What is a Google Shopping Ad?

A Google Shopping Ad is an ad at the top of the Google SERP featuring specific products that you sell. This type of ad shows up when someone searches for your product, and includes an image, a product title, a price, and a brand or website name. These particular ads allow people the chance to compare products visually before clicking into any websites.

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How To Use Feed Rules to Map Google Shopping Promotions

Google Shopping Promotions are a tool that allow sellers to make their product listing stand out from the rest. Once you apply for promotions in your Merchant Center, there are a few steps that sellers must follow in order to run promotions. The necessary steps depend on the type of promotion you are running.

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What’s The Difference Between a Comparison Shopping Engine & Marketplace?

Both CSEs and marketplaces offer advantages and advertising on both can be beneficial. Things to keep in mind include the lower upfront cost of a marketplace because you only pay when you get paid (sell); with a CSE, you pay whenever someone clicks, even if they do not make a purchase. Marketplaces generally offer a higher traffic volume of shoppers ready to buy; but when advertising via CSE, customers visit your web site, increasing your traffic and remarketing capabilities.

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The E-commerce Marketing Guide to Preparing For the 2015 Holiday Shopping Season

Within these pages, you’ll find a plethora of tips, features, and strategies to make this your best holiday shopping season ever. We’re confident in suggesting these strategies to you because they’re all relevant, proven, and supported by industry data and results we’ve experienced. Each chapter offers its own insight, so you can choose to read any or all sections at your leisure. However, when read in full, this guide provides complete insight into how historical holiday shopping data can be used to make smarter planning decisions for this 2015 season.

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Data Feed Optimization: Creating Custom Labels

Whether you’re a merchant categorizing your inventory, a marketer breaking out custom labels in Google AdWords, or just simply naming folders on your company server – it is crucial to have a standardized naming convention. Organized and well thought out naming conventions streamline business process, makes the application intuitive, and allows future changes to be manageable for other users.

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Selling Custom Products on Google Shopping

Products that don’t have global trade item number (GTIN, UPC, EAN, JAN, ISBN) or manufacturer part number (MPN) can still be approved in the Google Merchant Center and sold on Google Shopping as long as you have your own eCommerce site.

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The Google Merchant Account Setup Process

If you want to sell products on Google Shopping, the first step is to set up a Google Merchant Account for your eCommerce store. This can be found by visiting google.com/merchants and logging in with the Gmail account you use to access Google Analytics and Google Adwords.

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