What are Google Shopping Ads?
Have you ever wondered why we see a bunch of ads after we search for something on Google?
Those right there are Google Shopping Ads, and they’re a great way to show off your
products to potential buyers. These Display Ads have everything a shopper needs to know: a
photo, a title, a price, and your store name. And they show up when people are looking for
things like what you sell, either on the main search page or on the Shopping tab.
If you want to create Shopping Ads for your products, you need two things: a Google Merchant
Center account and a Google Ads account. In your Merchant Center account, you upload your
product data, which tells Google what your products are, what they look like, how much they
cost, and where to find them. In your Google Ads account, you create a campaign to run your
There Are Two Kinds of Shopping Ads You Can Create:
Product Shopping Ads: These ads show one product at a time, with its
photo, title, price, and store name. You can create these ads by providing your product
data in your Merchant Center account.
Local Inventory Ads: These ads show products that you have in stock at
your nearby stores. They’re perfect for attracting local customers who want to buy
from you in person. You can create these ads by providing your local product data and
inventory in your Merchant Center account.
Both kinds of Shopping Ads can help you reach more customers who are searching for products
like yours on Google. And if you want to take it to the next level, you can use Performance
Max campaigns with your Merchant Center feed. This way, you can create Shopping Ads along
with other types of ads that show up on different places on Google, like YouTube, Gmail, or
Is Google Shopping Ads Worth It? Here Are the Pros and Cons
Here are some of the pros and cons of Google Shopping Ads:
You can showcase your products with images, prices, titles, and other details, which can
attract more attention and clicks than text ads.
You can reach people who have high purchase intent, as they are looking for products
that you offer on Google or other websites.
You can use different types of Shopping Ads, such as Performance Max, Standard Shopping,
or Smart Shopping, to suit your goals and preferences.
You can measure and optimize your performance using data and insights from Google Ads
and Merchant Center.
You can also list your products for free on the Google Shopping tab, which can increase
your exposure and traffic.
You may face high competition and costs for some products or categories, especially in
popular or saturated niches.
You may need to invest time and money in creating and maintaining a product feed that
meets Google’s requirements and policies.
You may need to monitor and update your ads regularly to keep up with changing customer
behavior and market trends.
You may have less control over the design and appearance of your ads, as they are
created by Google using your product data.