Google & YouTube , 6,262 reviews

Overall rating
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  • 66% of ratings are 5 stars
  • 13% of ratings are 4 stars
  • 4% of ratings are 3 stars
  • 2% of ratings are 2 stars
  • 16% of ratings are 1 stars
June 12, 2023

A mite slow/glitchy here and there but overall a user friendly experience, even for those who may not be uber comfortable with computers.

Guild Outfitters
United States
7 days using the app
July 24, 2023

Let me share my amazing experience with Google and YouTube! Throughout the app, this platform has become an integral part of my shopify everything automated in my daily life.

7 months using the app
September 1, 2023

This is the first time I have ever taken the time to write a review but the service, specifically, the lack of service of I have received from Google is astonishing. My story begins a few weeks ago when I began a PMAX campaign to advertise my company. Granted, these types of campaigns can take weeks to months to fully optimize. Completely understandable since it uses AI to adjust your bidding/targeting. In one week, I had spent $700 to gather data/show ads. In addition, my products were uploaded to the Google Merchant center as Google/Shopify HEAVILY push you to do this. I even began a PMAX campaign for the Google Merchant center as I had read this may be better suited to the products I was selling. This is where EVERYTHING and I mean EVERYTHING went wrong. After two days of running the Merchant Center PMAX campaign in addition to my other campaigns, I received the dreaded "Misrepresentation" warning on my account. Since I am new to Google ads, I didn't think this would be a big deal and didn't fully understand the consequences of having this stamped on your account. I made adjustments to the site to try and be compliant and submitted the site to be reviewed several times until I was put on a cool down period. Again, I didn't fully understand what was happening and thought it would be something that could be easily fixed. That couldn't be further from the truth. After two weeks of calling/emailing Google almost DAILY pulling my hair out trying to get back into their good graces, I was met with NOTHING but "We cannot share the details of why your merchant center has misrepresentation listed, keep trying to fix it, you'll figure it out." No joke, this went on for about two weeks to the point I was going to pay $1800 for an outside company to fix my misrepresentation suspension. That is, until I submitted a question to the forum since Google does not provide you with a reason your account is suspended. I was told because my items are POD, I cannot list them in the store. Google does not specifically list POD and instead states, "Items must be in stock to ship". The items in the POD store are "in stock" and would show "out of stock" if they were unavailable. There is conflicting information from Google forum "experts" as I found some posts that stated POD is allowed and some that say they are not allowed. The problem goes beyond this as my Google Ads account was CONNECTED to the merchant center. Because the Merchant Center was suspended, my Google Ads was suspended as well. The only way to reinstate my Google Ads is to get the Merchant Center reinstated which is IMPOSSIBLE since Google doesn't allow POD in their Merchant Center apparently even though Google Ads DOES allow POD products to be advertised. Do you see where I am beyond upset? I spend $700 for a week of ads to be displayed to have the rug pulled out from under me and have both accounts suspended. I can't tell you the relief I feel that I no longer am doing business with Google Ads and their horrible, nonexistent customer service. You would think paying $700 for a week worth of ads would be enough to get some sort of response or customer service from Google. Its not. This is your warning, if you have a POD service or similar business structure, be very careful and do not upload your products to the Merchant Center even though Google will encourage you to do. You will be put into a doom loop essentially with no way out. I learned my lesson $700 later. You've been warned.

Max's Case Co.
United States
About 2 months using the app
Google LLC replied September 5, 2023

Hello and thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. I am sorry that this has been a frustrating experience for you - this was certainly not our intention. I did pull up your account and was not seeing any suspension. It is possible that some merchants have multiple accounts, though. In order to best help you, please contact support through this link where we have a dedicated team of Shopify-trained agents on standby:

June 29, 2023

Great, it works awesome with Shopify! The Google integration is so great, allowing seamless connectivity and advanced features. The versatility and compatibility of this solution make it an excellent choice for businesses of all sizes. The user-friendly interface and extensive customization options empower merchants to create stunning online stores that captivate their audience. The robust features and reliable performance ensure a smooth and efficient e-commerce experience. With its responsive design and mobile-friendly nature, it enables customers to browse and shop effortlessly from any device. The exceptional support and regular updates provided by Shopify further enhance the overall experience, making it a top-notch platform for online businesses.

United States
About 2 months using the app
Edited March 3, 2023

Tis ok. It takes a lot to get on. Instructions not clear. Wish you could talk to humans. Finally got it to work.

JLMJ Creations
United States
Over 1 year using the app
Google LLC replied October 26, 2022

Hi there,

Charlotte here from Shopify support, thank you for taking the time to install and use the Google channel on your store and leave a review. I'm going to follow up with you over email to open up the lines of communication and see how we can provide more support for you on this.

Charlotte | Shopify

August 29, 2023

I want people to be able access things like our trading hours, location and our online shop with ease so they can view our various New Zealand handmade products. I also want them to search for products listed on our online store.

I have noticed that if someone searches for a product on Google for example
Woolen Jersey, for some reason my store does not come up this can be a little fustrating

Forsyth Glass
New Zealand
Over 1 year using the app
July 16, 2023

Good to get all your products into Google's Free shopping ads, but that is where the functionality ends. There is nothing in the ap we can find having to do with set up for "Performance Max" and we are unable to customize the product feed. All products are in a single feed, so that if you want start any Google Ads you have to include all your products listed in the free shopping ads that are in the single API product feed, so there can only be one ad campaign. Unable to focus a campaign on an individual product line.

Budget Billiards Supply
United States
18 days using the app
Google LLC replied July 18, 2023

Thanks for the feedback! I will email you directly to show you how you can get started with Performance Max from within the app. Additionally, here is a help center article which I think you may find helpful:

June 16, 2023

With this app you can get a lot of customers , and do your business good, selling products every day.

United States
3 months using the app
September 1, 2023

Google is a multinational technology company founded in 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while they were Ph.D. students at Stanford University. The company is primarily known for its search engine, which is one of the most widely used search engines in the world. Google offers a wide range of products and services, including:

Search Engine: Google's search engine is its most famous product, used by billions of people worldwide to find information on the internet.

Advertising: Google's advertising platform, Google Ads, allows businesses to promote their products and services through search ads, display ads, and more.

Android: Google developed the Android operating system, which is the most widely used mobile operating system globally.

Google Maps: This service provides maps, directions, and location-based information.

Gmail: Google's email service is one of the most popular email platforms globally.

Google Drive: A cloud storage and file-sharing service.

Google Chrome: A popular web browser.

YouTube: Google acquired YouTube in 2006, making it a subsidiary of Google. YouTube is a video-sharing platform where users can upload, view, and interact with videos.

YouTube is a video-sharing platform created in 2005 by three former PayPal employees: Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim. Google acquired YouTube in 2006 for $1.65 billion. YouTube allows users to upload, share, and view videos on a wide range of topics, from music and entertainment to educational content and vlogs.

Some key features of YouTube include:

Channels: Users can create their own YouTube channels to upload and organize their content.

Monetization: Creators can earn revenue through various means, such as advertising, channel memberships, and merchandise shelf integration.

Live Streaming: YouTube enables live streaming of events, gaming, and other content.

Community Engagement: Viewers can like, comment on, and share videos, as well as subscribe to their favorite channels.

Content Diversity: YouTube hosts a vast array of content, including music videos, tutorials, documentaries, reviews, and more.

YouTube Premium: A subscription service that offers ad-free viewing, offline downloads, and access to YouTube Originals.

Both Google and YouTube have had a significant impact on the internet and digital media landscape, shaping how we search for information and consume video content online. Please note that developments or changes may have occurred after my last knowledge update in September 2021.

Bonito Club
3 months using the app
August 19, 2023

Its very nice...if we can also get to add Google Reviews for free on shopify...then it will be of great help...

Sacche Dhaage Fashion Studio
2 months using the app