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Google Shopping Ads Channel
M2

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Compatibility

Magento Platform
Open Source (CE)
2.2, 2.3
Commerce using on prem (EE)
2.2, 2.3
Commerce on Cloud (ECE)
2.2, 2.3

Tech Specifications

Integrator:
Current Version:
3.0.1
Type:
Stable Build
Updated:
18 October, 2019
Categories:
Extensions, Marketing, SEO/SEM, Marketing Automation, Advertising
Policy:

Overview

Seamlessly connect your Magento admin with Google Merchant Center and Google Ads. Leverage Google machine learning through Google Smart Shopping campaigns.

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Overview

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With Google search being utilized in over 70% of online consumer shopping or browsing journeys, and Google Shopping ads accounting for 60% of all ad clicks, it’s an understatement to say that the Google network is an important way to reach potential buyers.

With Google Shopping ads Channel in Magento you can unlock the power of the Google advertising network in one end-to-end solution.

Seamlessly connect Magento with Google Merchant Center and Google Ads. By leveraging your Magento configurations and product catalog, Google Merchant Center onboarding and ongoing maintenance are streamlined and simplified. As your business and eCommerce store changes, Magento stays in sync with Google so you never have to worry about advertising out-of-stock products or inaccurate product pricing. 

 See how Google Shopping Ads in Magento helped The Emporium Direct cut their cost per sale in half, and save time managing ads. 

Leverage Google’s newest ad type, Smart Shopping campaigns, that utilizes AI and machine learning to simplify your ad management, maximize conversion value, and expand your reach. Through the Magento admin you can easily create Google Smart Shopping campaigns where you only need to set a daily budget and then Google’s machine learning does the rest. Google Smart Shopping will optimize for the highest return on ad spend by automatically choosing which products to advertise, how much to bid, who to target, and which ad creative to show. You can track the performance of your campaigns at the campaign and account level within Google Shopping ads Channel. 

Reach more shoppers looking for what you sell with a Google Smart Shopping campaign in Magento.


Account & Pricing 

The extension will create a new Google Merchant Center and Google Ads account on your behalf during on-boarding. Although the extension is free, in order to actively publish ads on the Google network you will be required to enter payment information on Google’s site. There is no minimum and you only pay when users click your ads. Read more about Google costs here.

 

Features 

  • End-to-end functionality all within Magento for both Google Merchant and Google Ads
  • Simple onboarding using an intuitive step-by-step approach  
  • Utilize your existing Magento attributes to conform to Google’s strict product data schema
  • As your product catalog changes, updates will be sent automatically to Google so your product and pricing information are never out of sync
  • Resolve Google errors with an easy to read dashboard within Magento
  • Simplify your ad management and maximize conversion value by utilizing Google’s AI and machine learning technology, Smart Shopping campaigns
  • No need to be a marketing guru, you can create Smart Shopping campaigns by simply adding a daily budget
  • If more targeted advertising is desired, you can choose which products to advertise
  • Automatically install gtag to use with Smart Shopping campaigns 
  • Review campaign performance directly from the Magento admin with intuitive reports, or utilize Magento Business Intelligence for more robust analysis 

 

Support & Documentation 

FAQs, documentation, and other technical info can be found here

 

Open Source 

To report bugs or issues with the extension, OS merchants can send an email to channels@adobe.com, and we will respond as we’re able. For questions about the extension refer to the documentation, if you don’t see your answer leave a comment in the Q&A section below .

 

Commerce 

Commerce merchants should raise a ZenDesk ticket from their Magento account to receive support for Google Shopping Ads Channel. 

Release Notes

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3.0.1:

  • Compatible with Open Source (CE) : 2.2 2.3
  • Compatible with Commerce using on prem (EE) : 2.2 2.3
  • Compatible with Commerce on Cloud (ECE) : 2.2 2.3
  • Stability: Stable Build
  • Description:

    Google Shopping ads Channel 3.0.1 is compatible with versions 2.2.4+, 2.3.0, 2.3.1, and 2.3.2 of Magento Open Source, Magento Commerce, and Magento Commerce Cloud.
    Resolved Index Management Issues:

    • Corrected an issue preventing a product update from pushing to Google once Enable Product is set to `Yes`.
    • Corrected an issue preventing product updates from pushing to Google when re-indexing after initial setup.
    • Corrected an issue causing the Update option to display after the extension was updated.
    • Corrected an issue preventing the automatic product refresh with Google after onboarding.
    • Added a scheduled product refresh, even when no product changes exist, to prevent products from expiring in Google.
    • Corrected an issue preventing the initial product sync with Google when completing setup.

3.0.0:

  • Compatible with Open Source (CE) : 2.2 2.3
  • Compatible with Commerce using on prem (EE) : 2.2 2.3
  • Stability: Stable Build
  • Description:

    Google Shopping ads Channel 2.0.0 is generally available for versions 2.2.4+ and 2.3.x of Magento Open Source, Magento Commerce, and Magento Commerce Cloud.
    • Resolved Configurable Product Issues: Configurable product (parent/child) handling has been improved.
    o Corrected an issue preventing child products from inheriting the parent description and causing Google to disapprove products for missing descriptions
    o Corrected and improved the gtag (pageview) trigger when selecting options for a child product and when viewing a child product in the cart
    • Index Management Improvements: Indexing processes between Magento and Google have been updated for increased efficiency and performance.
    o Consolidated and rebuilt indexer for communicating with Google
    o Set indexer to run on schedule by default
    o Adjusted indexer logic to only send product data changes, instead of all data for a changed product
    • Security Updates: Updated security whitelist and implemented Content Security Policy (CSP) when communicating with Google.
    • Update to Product Linking: Updated communication between Google and Magento to ensure use of the same product link to prevent product disapprovals in the Google Merchant Account (GMC).
    • Product Attribute Updates: Updated attribute management to allow the deletion of the Google Merchant Center Category attribute, which can be created by the Google application.
    • Magento Log Exceptions: Implemented Enable Services Logs feature to help in troubleshooting. See the Reference > Configuration > Services > Channels topic in the User Guide.

2.0.2:

  • Compatible with Open Source (CE) : 2.2 2.3
  • Compatible with Commerce using on prem (EE) : 2.2 2.3
  • Stability: Stable Build
  • Description:

    - Patched issue causing UI error

2.0.1:

  • Compatible with Open Source (CE) : 2.2 2.3
  • Compatible with Commerce using on prem (EE) : 2.2 2.3
  • Stability: Stable Build
  • Description:

    - Patch to resolve production blocking bug

2.0.0:

  • Compatible with Open Source (CE) : 2.2 2.3
  • Compatible with Commerce using on prem (EE) : 2.2 2.3
  • Stability: Stable Build
  • Description:

    Google Shopping ads Channel 2.0.0 is generally available for versions 2.2.4+ and 2.3.x of Magento Open Source, Magento Commerce, and Magento Commerce Cloud.
    • Resolved Configurable Product Issues: Configurable product (parent/child) handling has been improved.
    o Corrected an issue preventing child products from inheriting the parent description and causing Google to disapprove products for missing descriptions
    o Corrected and improved the gtag (pageview) trigger when selecting options for a child product and when viewing a child product in the cart
    • Index Management Improvements: Indexing processes between Magento and Google have been updated for increased efficiency and performance.
    o Consolidated and rebuilt indexer for communicating with Google
    o Set indexer to run on schedule by default
    o Adjusted indexer logic to only send product data changes, instead of all data for a changed product
    • Security Updates: Updated security whitelist and implemented Content Security Policy (CSP) when communicating with Google.
    • Update to Product Linking: Updated communication between Google and Magento to ensure use of the same product link to prevent product disapprovals in the Google Merchant Account (GMC).
    • Product Attribute Updates: Updated attribute management to allow the deletion of the Google Merchant Center Category attribute, which can be created by the Google application.
    • Magento Log Exceptions: Implemented Enable Services Logs feature to help in troubleshooting. See the Reference > Configuration > Services > Channels topic in the User Guide.

1.1.2:

  • Compatible with Open Source (CE) : 2.2 2.3
  • Compatible with Commerce using on prem (EE) : 2.2 2.3
  • Stability: Stable Build
  • Description:

    - Resolved issue where UI would intermittently fail to load

1.1.1:

  • Compatible with Open Source (CE) : 2.2 2.3
  • Compatible with Commerce using on prem (EE) : 2.2 2.3
  • Stability: Stable Build
  • Description:

    Release Notes - 1.1.1
    Compatible CE: 2.2.4+
    Compatible EE: 2.3.0, 2.3.1
    Stability: Stable build
    Description:
    Create Google Merchant Center Account (GMC)
    Claim / Verify GMC
    Sync your Magento catalog with Google Merchant Center All except gift cards, grouped, simple w/ required options, and bundled products with dynamic pricing.
    Send product updates to GMC
    See and resolve errors in app
    Create Google Ads Account
    Insert gtag on site
    Create and modify Smart Shopping campaigns
    Review campaign and account performance

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