About affiliate location extensions
If you sell your products through retail chains, affiliate location extensions can help you reach consumers when they are deciding what and where to buy. Affiliate location extensions help people find nearby stores that sell your products.
This article describes affiliate location extensions. For instructions on how to set them up, jump to Use affiliate location extensions.
Affiliate location extensions are currently only available for retail chains and auto dealers located in select countries. To see which countries are eligible, Create an affiliate location extension.
How they work
Here’s how affiliate location extensions could help you win new customers on the Search Network:
Someone searches on Google for a product
Your ad shows with your affiliate location extension
The person sees the nearest store that sells your product, either as an address or on a map
On mobile, the person can tap to get directions to the store
The person heads right to the store and buys your product
Here’s how affiliate location extensions could help you win new customers on the Display Network or on YouTube:
Someone who fits your targeting criteria browses websites or apps on the Display Network or watches videos on YouTube
The person is near to, or has demonstrated an interest in, the area where your product is sold
Your display or video ad shows, along with your affiliate location extension, business photos, open hours, and store locations
The person sees the ad, clicks on “Directions,” and goes to the store that sells your product
When to use them
If you’re a manufacturer who sells products through major retail chains, you can use affiliate location extensions to help people find nearby stores that sell your product. If you want to advertise your own business location, use location extensions instead.
To set up affiliate location extensions in AdWords, navigate to the Extensions page and add a new affiliate location extension at the account level, specify the retail chains where your products are sold, and we’ll take care of the rest.
Once you’ve added affiliate location extensions at the account level, the retailers you’ve selected become eligible to show across all campaigns and ad groups in that account. To customize which affiliate location extensions show for specific campaigns or ad groups, create a new affiliation location extension for the desired campaign or ad group. In contrast to standard location extensions, affiliate location extensions don’t require you to link to a Google My Business account.