Set up business data feeds

  • Starting June 30, 2022, you’ll no longer be able to create or edit ad customizers for expanded text ads as the creation of new expanded text ads will no longer be supported.
  • You’ll also no longer be able to upload or edit the business data for expanded text ads.
  • Existing ad customizers for expanded text ads will continue to serve until June 30, 2023.
  • We strongly encourage you to transition to responsive search ads.
  • Learn more about this change to expanded text ads

Use Business data to import and manage your data in Google Ads. You can create and manage multiple data feeds across your campaigns to maximize the use of features like targeting and ad assets.

You’ll upload some of these sources yourself. Other sources, like phone numbers and sitelinks from your ad assets, are automated.

This article explains how to upload and view your business data sets or feeds.

Unicode encoding supported

Business data supports UTF-8, UTF-16 and UTF-32 (it's best to use UTF-8). The data transformation between these formats is lossless.

Business data doesn't support UTF7, UTF1, UTF-EBCDIC, SCSU, BOCU, GB-18030, Latin 1, or ISO-8859-1.



Note: The instructions below are part of a new Google Ads user experience that will launch for all advertisers in 2024. If you’re still using the previous version of Google Ads, review the Quick reference map or use the Search bar in the top navigation panel of Google Ads to find the page you’re searching for.

Upload your data file

  1. In your Google Ads account, click the Tools icon Tools Icon.
  2. Click Business data.
  3. Click the plus button to add your data feed.
  4. You can add:
    • Ad customizer data. Show your ads with business data tailored to the context of a search.
    • Dynamic ads feed.
      • Education. Add details like areas of study and locations.
      • Flights. Add details like destinations and prices.
      • Hotel and rentals. Add details like locations and star ratings.
      • Jobs. Add details like job titles and salaries.
      • Local deals. Add details like descriptions and prices.
      • Real estate. Add details like listing names and prices.
      • Travel. Add details like destinations and prices.
      • Custom. Add details like descriptions and prices.
    • Page feed. Allows you to define precise webpages to target when using Dynamic Search Ads.
    • Local product feed. Allows you to promote products and services available at your specific locations.
  5. Name your new data source.
    • It’s best to use a short name without any spaces.
    • Make sure not to re-use the name of an old data set or feed that you've removed. Google Ads can only recognize new names.
  6. Click Choose file and select the file you’d like to upload. Keep in mind that the size limit for .csv and .tsv files is 500MB and 50MB for other file types.
  7. Click Apply.

In the page menu on the left, click Upload history to see your recent uploads. Under the “Actions” column, you can Download results if the upload was successful, or Download errors to see what you can fix.

View your data feed details

  1. In your Google Ads account, click the Tools icon Tools Icon.
  2. Click Business data.
  3. Click on the data source you’d like to look at.
  4. You’ll see a detailed view of that data source.
  5. Click the columns icon A picture of the Google Ads columns icon, then choose Modify columns.
  6. Click Performance to show statistics for how ads performed when a particular item appeared with the ad.
  7. Select the metrics you want to add.
  8. Click Apply.
Note: Performance data is not available for Dynamic ad feeds, Local product feeds, Page feeds, and Offer asset feeds.

Delete your data feed

  1. In your Google Ads account, click the Tools icon Tools Icon.
  2. Click Business data.
  3. Select the data feed that you’d like to delete with the checkbox.
  4. Click Edit in the blue bar above.
  5. Select Remove.

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