Search Advertising assessment study guide
What makes up a Product Shopping ad
Shopping ads allow you to include an image, title, price and your shop or business name inside your ads, without the need for you to create unique ads for each product that you sell.
You can also advertise your products through Showcase Shopping ads.
Showcase Shopping ads are available in Australia, Canada, Germany, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, the UK and the US. You may create Showcase Shopping ads using the new Google Ads experience and the Google Ads API (AdWords API). If you want to advertise individual products, check out Product Shopping ads.
Here's what Product Shopping ads might look like on different screens:
The information in your ad comes from the product data that you provide us in your Merchant Center account. You can also opt in to other Google services, like Merchant Promotions and Certified Shops, to enhance your ads in other ways.
The appearance of Shopping ads may change as we experiment with the best display options for the format. This could include automatic cropping of your image to focus more on the product. You can opt out of this feature by contacting us
Enhancements for your ads
You can use these enhancements to draw attention to your ads in other ways. When you opt in to an enhancement, it won't necessarily display every time your ad shows.“Special offers” with Merchant Promotions
With Merchant Promotions, you can use a promotions data feed to distribute your online promotions with your ads. Online promotions show along with Product Shopping ads as "special offer" links and require no additional cost, though cost-per-click pricing still applies.
Product reviews provide critical information to shoppers making purchase decisions and help advertisers drive more qualified traffic to their sites. To help shoppers easily find this information, we now show product ratings on Shopping ads in eligible countries. Product ratings show on Shopping ads with a 5-star rating system and a count of total reviews. These star ratings represent aggregated rating and review data for the product, compiled from multiple sources, including merchants, third-party aggregators, editorial sites and users. A product must have at least 3 reviews in order for product ratings to be eligible for display on Google.com.
The Google Certified Shop badge lets consumers know that your shop ships quickly and provides excellent customer service – giving them the confidence to make a purchase. Stores that qualify for the Google Certified Shops programme will display the Google Certified Shop badge on their sites as well as in Google Shopping results and their Shopping ads. By hovering over the badge, shoppers will see an expanded report card with performance grades that highlight the merchant's delivery reliability and customer service performance.