About Affiliate Advertising on Shopping ads (Beta)
Affiliate Advertising on Shopping ads (Beta) enables affiliates to participate in Shopping ads. Affiliates that are part of this beta program can advertise products from a retailer’s site by uploading products with links that direct users to product pages on that retailer’s site. Participating affiliates must agree to our Merchant Center Terms.
This limited beta is currently available to:
- Select US-based retail affiliates
- US retailers participating in Shopping ads with data feeds targeting the US
Merchant Center settings
Once an affiliate begins advertising products from your site, you will see an "Affiliates" section in the Shopping ads panel of your Merchant Center account. The "Affiliates" section will list the affiliate(s) attempting to advertise products from your site, including their contact information.
Opting out and in
You can choose to opt out of affiliate advertising by following these steps:
- Navigate to the "General Settings" tab.
- Uncheck the box in the "Affiliates" section of the page.
- Click Save Changes.
Note: Opting out will prevent all current and future affiliates from advertising products from your site. You can also contact individual affiliates instead and request that they no longer target your site by using the contact details provided in Merchant Center next to the name of that affiliate.
Your choice to opt out of the Affiliate Advertising on Shopping ads (Beta) program will be visible to affiliates.
You can choose to opt back into affiliate advertising after you have previously opted out by checking the box in the "Affiliates" section of the "General Settings" tab and clicking Save Changes.
After you have either opted out or opted in, it can take up to 48 hours for all Shopping ads generated from affiliates to be either removed or made visible on Shopping ads.