Live display and performance tracking

This article provides answers to common questions about where Google distributes your promotions, how to track promotion performance, and when costs apply to live promotions.

Where will my promotions appear?

Your promotions can appear in Shopping ads as well as free product listings appearing on the Shopping tab in the US (may also appear outside of the US as well). The promotion will be shown on products eligible for the promotion, and will appear as a clickable annotation that says "special offer." On mobile devices, promotions display with more detail, showing the offer amount and benefit type.
Promotion annotations, which describe your offer's details (for example: $5 off $60+), now show on mobile Google image search results. When users click this annotation, a pop-up appears, guiding them to the next steps of their purchase.
Before submitting promotions to Google, review our editorial requirements, promotions policies, and feed specifications.
How do I get my promotion to appear?

You can create a promotion for your products by using the promotion builder within Merchant Center, or by uploading a promotions feed. Learn more about creating and submitting promotions

Note: The use of promotions will not affect your ranking on Google.

How do I track my promotion performance?

To get started, learn how to measure your promotion performance

What URL does Google use when users click on the "SHOP" button on a promotion?

Shoppers will land on the link attribute value specified in your feed. This location is the same as if they had clicked on the product landing page.

How much does it cost to show promotions?

Promotions do not incur additional costs, though Costs-Per-Click (CPCs) do still apply. 

Can multiple promotions be mapped to an item? How will they appear on Google?

Up to 10 promotion_ids can be mapped to one item in your product feed. Google shows up to 5 promotions per item. The order the promotions appear are organized by product_applicability. Promotions with SPECIFIC_PRODUCTS product_applicability are prioritized, followed by promotions with ALL_PRODUCTS product_applicability.

How can I make promotions available on mobile devices ?
No additional action is required to have your promotions displays on mobile devices. Once your promotion has been approved per policy and SKU guidelines, it will be visible on both desktop and mobile. 
Note: Promotion links on mobile will not appear with a "special offer" annotation. Instead, mobile promotions will display the actual promotion (for example: 5% off, min $25).
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