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Google Tests Showing Two Shopping Ad Carousels On Mobile

Google is running a new test with two types of Shopping ads in one search result. When searching for a product, a carousel of standard product listing ads appears at the top of the mobile search result.  Another carousel of Showcase Shopping ads will appear below that.  The test was spotted by The SEM Post. Below [...]

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Google dropping Merchant Center feed integrations with BigCommerce, Magento, PrestaShop

Just a head of the 2016 holiday shopping season, Google enabled integrations between Google Merchant Center and three e-commerce platforms.  Those integrations will be coming to an end soon. These integrations allowed merchants using BigCommerce, Magento or PrestaShop to directly connect their product catalogs to Google Merchant Center.  Emails from Google began to circulate to customers who [...]

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It’s 2018. Are Your Google Shopping Campaigns Ready?

2017 has been quite a year for Google Shopping. During 2017, how did your campaigns fare?  Was it great, okay, or not so good?  When it comes down to it, the simple fact is, it's now 2018, which means a renewed sense of opportunities to do better than last year. However, you're probably already hard [...]

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Split Testing Google Shopping Campaigns

There are retailers and marketers who want to review the performance of their Google Shopping campaigns with split testing, whether it's to establish if a tool offers more efficiency than manual implementation or to compare two tools against each other. But, unfortunately, the Google Shopping channel lends itself to accurate split testing only under certain [...]

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Target Expands Voice-Commerce Relationship With Google To Battle Amazon

In an announcement by Google, there has been a nationwide expansion of its Google Express relationship with Target.  Those users who are in the Continental US can now buy from Target through the Google Assistant and receive Google Express delivery.  The voice-commerce relationship extends to Google Home devices. These features and capabilities are quite similar to those that was announced [...]

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AdWords Editor Update Supports Shopping Showcase Ads

There is a new version of AdWords Editor available, version 12.1, that comes with support for several features, such as Shopping showcase ads and expanded dynamic search ads. With showcase ads, three product images can be featured from a retailer that are related to the search query and link to a Google-hosted landing page of products the advertiser [...]

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Google Proposes A New Version Of ‘Rival Links’ To Remedy Shopping Search Antitrust Violation

Back in June, the EU fined Google $2.7 billion by the EU for "favoring its own content" in shopping search results.  Reportedly, Google is appealing the decision. But in the meantime, Google has been compelled to propose an alternative presentation of search results to remedy and respond to the EU decision.  Google, according to Reuters, “has offered to display rival [...]

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