Shopping Promotional Text Being Retired For Automated Extensions
August 21, 2015
This week, Google AdWords rolled out new automated extensions for shopping ads (PLAs). This improvement came after Google noticed many advertisers were using promotional text to highlight special offers or free shipping.
These new extensions are displayed alongside your shopping ads at no additional work or cost. They use existing information you’ve provided in your Merchant Center settings and data feed to automatically show free shipping and price drop information in a consistent way.
Here are a few examples provided by Google:
According to Google’s initial results, shoppers prefer these new automated extensions over promotional text and advertisers are getting better click through rates. After seeing this, Google will be retiring promotional text at the end of September 2015.
If you currently use promotional text, you will not need to make any changes. Your ads won’t be affected in any way other than the removal of the promotional text. If you want to highlight other offers aside from free shipping and sale prices, there are a few other shopping extensions you can take advantage of:
- Merchant promotions allow you to share discounts and promo codes.
- With Product ratings, you can display aggregated star ratings and link to customer reviews.
- Use Trusted Stores certification to show your customers that you’re deemed by Google as a credible place to shop.
Browse By Category
Seven insights hiding in Google’s new Christmas shopping research
In December 2017, Google released a set of statistics about the Christmas shopping season. Use these insights in AdWords to make this your best December ever.
Stop Using Google's First Page Estimates to Set Your Bids
Google's First Page Bid Estimates can't be trusted. Adjust your bid strategy based on average position and not using this metric.
Your Guide to Getting Organized for PPC Success
Organization is key to success in the PPC industry. Here is a guide to organizing your space, time, resources, and workload for efficient PPC management.
A bi-weekly newsletter packed full of resources and strategies that will help make you a better PPC expert.
Hanapin Marketing | The PPC Agency of Experts Behind PPC Hero
A Reminder About Work-Life Balance
Proper Work-Life Balance Is Something Easily Forgotten. Here Is A Reminder That It's Okay To Have A Life Outside Of Work & Constantly Checking Performance.
The Advertising Principles That Guide Facebook's Decisions
Facebook highlights the advertising principles that guide their decision making in response to recent events.