Google Listings & Ads

Description

Google Listings & Ads makes it simple to showcase your products to shoppers across Google. Whether you’re brand new to digital advertising or a marketing expert, you can expand your reach and grow your business, for free and with ads.

Sync your store with Google to list products for free, run paid ads, and track performance straight from your store dashboard.

With Google Listings & Ads:
Connect your store seamlessly with Google Merchant Center.
Reach online shoppers with free listings.
Boost store traffic and sales with Performance Max Campaigns.

Connect your store seamlessly

Integrate with Google Merchant Center to upload relevant store and product data to Google. Your products will sync automatically to make the information available for free listings, Google Ads, and other Google services.

Create a new Merchant Center account or link an existing one to connect your store and list products across Google for free and with ads.

Reach online shoppers with free listings

Showcase eligible products to shoppers looking for what you offer and drive traffic to your store with Google’s free listings on the Shopping tab.

Your products can also appear on Google Search, Google Images, and Gmail if you’re selling in the United States.

Learn more about supported countries for Google free listings here.

Boost store traffic and sales with Google Ads

Grow your business with Performance Max campaigns. Create an ad campaign to promote your products across Google Search, Shopping, YouTube, Gmail, and the Display Network.

Connect your Google Ads account, choose a budget, and launch your campaign straight from your WooCommerce dashboard. You can also review campaign analytics and access automated reports to easily see how your ads are performing.

Learn more about supported countries and currencies for Performance Max campaigns here.

Get $500 in Google Ads credit when you spend your first $500!

Create a new Google Ads account through Google Listings & Ads and a promotional code will be automatically applied to your account. You’ll have 60 days to spend $500 to qualify for the $500 ads credit. See full terms and conditions here.

Installation

Minimum Requirements

  • WordPress 5.7 or greater
  • WooCommerce 6.0 or greater
  • PHP version 7.4 or greater
  • MySQL version 5.6 or greater

Visit the WooCommerce server requirements documentation for a detailed list of server requirements.

Automatic installation

Automatic installation is the easiest option as WordPress handles the file transfers itself and you don’t need to leave your web browser. To do an automatic install of this plugin, log in to your WordPress dashboard, navigate to the Plugins menu and click Add New.

In the search field type “Google Listings and Ads” and click Search Plugins. Once you’ve found this plugin you can view details about it such as the point release, rating and description. Most importantly of course, you can install it by simply clicking “Install Now”.

Manual installation

The manual installation method involves downloading the plugin and uploading it to your webserver via your favourite FTP application. The WordPress codex contains instructions on how to do this here.

Where can I report bugs or contribute to the project?

Bugs should be reported in the Google Listings and Ads GitHub repository.

This is awesome! Can I contribute?

Yes you can! Join in on our GitHub repository 🙂

Release and roadmap notes available on the WooCommerce Developers Blog

FAQ

What is Google Merchant Center?

The Google Merchant Center helps you sync your store and product data with Google and makes the information available for both free listings on the Shopping tab and Google Shopping Ads. That means everything about your stores and products is available to shoppers when they search on a Google property.

Which countries are available for Google Listings & Ads?

Learn more about supported countries for Google free listings here.

Learn more about supported countries and currencies for Performance Max campaigns here.

Where will my products appear?

If you’re selling in the US, then eligible free listings can appear in search results across Google Search, Google Images, and the Google Shopping tab. If you’re selling outside the US, free listings will appear on the Shopping tab.

If you’re running a Performance Max campaign, your approved products can appear on Google Search, the Shopping tab, Gmail, Youtube and the Google Display Network.

Will my deals and promotions display on Google?

To show your coupons and promotions on Google Shopping listings, make sure you’re using the latest version of Google Listings & Ads. When you create or update a coupon in your WordPress dashboard under Marketing > Coupons, you’ll see a Channel Visibility settings box on the right: select “Show coupon on Google” to enable. This is currently available in the US only.

What are Performance Max campaigns?

Performance Max campaigns are Google Ads that combine Google’s machine learning with automated bidding and ad placements to maximize conversion value and strategically display your ads to people searching for products like yours, at your given budget. The best part? You only pay when people click on your ad.

How much do Performance Max campaigns cost?

Performance Max campaigns are pay-per-click, meaning you only pay when someone clicks on your ads. You can customize your daily budget in Google Listings & Ads but we recommend starting off with the suggested minimum budget, and you can change this budget at any time.

Can I run both free listings and Performance Max campaigns at the same time?

Yes, you can run both at the same time, and we recommend it! In the US, advertisers running free listings and ads together have seen an average of over 50% increase in clicks and over 100% increase in impressions on both free listings and ads on the Shopping tab. Your store is automatically opted into free listings automatically and can choose to run a paid Performance Max campaign.

Reviews

24 กรกฎาคม 2022
Installing this will make your Elementor widget panel go into a loop on loading. I confirmed this today with the team at Elementor of which I have the pro version. I am going to switch to a better, more well rounded plugin as this one just does not work well. The catagories to link to Google are not even close in my case, the Elementor issue that took me a good day or two to diagnose and other issues make me want to ask if the coders even tested this?
21 มิถุนายน 2022
Please do not make our mistake and find an alternative. Following an update of the plugin all of our 7000 products unsynced from Google Ads and Google Merchant. Despite repeated correspondence with the support team it appears they are unaware of what is causing the issue or how to fix it. Simply not fit for purpose.
18 มิถุนายน 2022
This plugins is laking features which make it useless in most instances. For one there is no way to map or use GTIN/MPN numbers from Woocommerce, no guidance on what fields to use for that, and most products will be invalidated by merchant center without that. Also, there is no way to setup local inventory feed, no mention of it, and again no information on how to proceed so another Feed plugin is needed just for that, which at that point begs the questions why have two plugins installed? The only real use of this plugin is that you can sort of manage ads from the plugin, but again there are a lot of tasks that can't be done so still need to login to Google Ads. I have found in the 2 installations I tried to use it I had to uninstall it and go back to feed plugins that mapped GTIN to either SKU or a GTIN field and did local inventory feeds.
12 มิถุนายน 2022
Doesn’t recommend if your products are variable. You’ll still need to corrections in Google Merchant Center on your own, including Product Images, Product Descriptions and other fields that matter. Tested some plugins and decided to uninstall and make this 1 star review.
4 มิถุนายน 2022
I don't think plugin authors are focused for this task. if you do not want to lose your google merchant / ads account ( which will get a lot harder to create in future ) stay away from this plugin.. nothing works properly. there is no fields match. google requirements and woocommerce fields can not match together. ( imagine my products are all in variants by size, attribute name "size" and this plugin didn't see it )
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Changelog

2.0.3 – 2022-08-09

  • Add – Campaign Conversion Status for detecting converted campaigns.
  • Add – Gtag event tracking.
  • Add – Inbox notification for PMax migration.
  • Add – Includes removed campaign in the program report section.
  • Add – Pmax migration banner dashboard.
  • Add – Pmax migration banner reports.
  • Add – Tooltip in reports section for SSC Campaigns.
  • Add – Track add to cart events from all buttons including Gutenberg blocks.
  • Fix – Add Woo gTag remarketing and conversion signals.

2.0.2 – 2022-07-29

  • Fix – Disable identifier_exists field.
  • Tweak – Propagate errors for saveSettings.
  • Tweak – Refactor SCSS variables.
  • Tweak – Remove PHP 8.0 specific code of Symfony polyfills.
  • Tweak – Revert migration applicable version value.
  • Tweak – Update change log records type.
  • Tweak – WC 6.8 compatibility.
  • Update – Google Ads library to API V11.

2.0.1 – 2022-07-12

  • Dev – A script to generate a list of hooks that defined or used in GLA.
  • Dev – GH workflow to set PR labels.
  • Add – Normalizer Polyfill.
  • Dev – changed the changelog types list.
  • Fix – Compatibility with History Navigation v5.
  • Fix – Encoding product names in Issues Table .
  • Tweak – Remove try and catch in saveTargetAudience action.

See changelog for all versions.