Product group

Most Smart Shopping and Local campaigns have upgraded to Performance Max, bringing you additional inventory and formats to reach new customers. Accounts in which all campaigns have been upgraded are no longer able to create new Smart Shopping campaigns. Learn more

Create a product group to organise your product inventory in Google Merchant Center. You can create product groups in a Shopping campaign using attributes derived from your product data, available within Google Ads. Then you can bid on these product groups.

Learn how to Manage a Shopping campaign with product groups

Features of product group in Shopping campaigns

[Product Group] Instead of keywords  
Shopping campaigns use product groups to determine which items from your Merchant Center account appear on a search results page in a Shopping ad.
[Product group] starting out  
When you create a new Shopping campaign, a product group for “All products” is created by default, using the default maximum cost-per-click bid (max. CPC) you set during ad group creation.
[Product Groups] Subdividing  
You can run your Shopping campaign using just the “All products” product group or subdivide it into as many product groups as you want by using product attributes like Google product category [google_product_category], product type [product_type], brand [brand], condition [condition], ID [id] and custom label 0-4 [custom label 0-4]. You can also remove product groups as needed.
[Product Group] Product and filtering  
Each product can appear in only one biddable product group per ad group. You can also exclude a product from appearing in a product group entirely by using inventory filters.
[Product Group] bidding  
Set and revise bids for each product group as often as you need, or exclude a product group from your campaign.
[Product Group] Reporting  
For Smart Shopping campaigns, reporting metrics can be different for the Product Groups tab when compared to the Campaign, Ad Group or Ads tabs. This is because the 'Product groups' tab can only report on product-level data.
  • For example, when a Shopping ad shows many products in an individual ad slot, each product collects an impression. However, the campaign, ad group and ad recognise that only a single ad was showing and will count it as one impression.

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