Google channel

Google channel

by Shopify

Reach shoppers and get discovered across Google.

4.4 of 5 stars(5260 reviews)

Manage with Shopify

Shopify’s Google channel makes it easy to get your products on Google while everything with Shopify.

List your products for free

Showcase your products for free across Google—Search, Shopping, Images, Lens, and YouTube.

Boost your reach with ads

Create your Smart Shopping campaigns in Shopify, set a budget, and let Google’s smart technology optimize your ad.


About Google channel

Get your products discovered with Shopify’s Google channel.

The Google channel makes it easy for you to reach the millions of shoppers that use Google to find the products they need. Merchants can:

  • Run paid Smart Shopping campaigns to promote products across Google

  • List products for free on Google

Regardless of your budget, you can get your products in front of shoppers when they are looking for them.

Smart Shopping campaigns are paid ads that help you reach shoppers on YouTube, Gmail, Search and across their Display Network. To set up a Smart Shopping campaign, just sync your products and set a daily budget. Google will optimize your campaign and choose the best time and place to show your products to shoppers.

Additionally, free listings on Google help you get in front of the millions of shoppers that use the search engine to discover & purchase products.

New to Google Advertising?

Businesses new to advertising with Google can earn up to $150 in ad credit. We’ll match your spending on Smart Shopping campaigns up to $150 within the first 30 days.

Credits earned can take up to 5 days to be applied to your Google Ads account.

Which countries are free listings on Google available in?

Free listings on Google is available for merchants selling in these countries: Finland, Netherlands, Greece, Switzerland, Hungary, Czechia, Romania, Canada, Slovakia, Turkey, USA, Mexico, UK, Sweden, Germany, Denmark, France, Norway, Japan, Belgium, Brazil, Austria, Australia, Poland, Spain, Russia, Italy, India, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, Israel, Thailand, Ukraine, Republic of Korea, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, UAE, Portugal, Malaysia, Philippines, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Taiwan.

Where will my products appear on Google?

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

If you’re selling in the U.S., then free listings can appear in search results across Google. If you're selling outside the U.S., free listings will appear on the Shopping tab.

What does a Smart Shopping campaign cost?

You set your own daily budget. You only pay if someone clicks on your ad.

Can I run both a Smart Shopping campaign & have a free listing at the same time?

Yes, you can run both at the same time. A free listing can support your paid ads & ensure you’re more discoverable.

Disclaimer

You acknowledge that Shopify may be compensated by Google in accordance with Google's policy: support.google.com/adspolicy/answer/141252?hl=en.

You can choose any Comparison Smart Shopping Service via the CSS dashboard available in Merchant Center.

Integrates with

  • Google Merchant Center,
  • Google Ads

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Pricing

Free to install

When you run a campaign, the ad spend is billed directly to your Google Ads account. You set the daily campaign budget.

4.4 of 5 stars

The overall rating reflects the current state of the app. It accounts for all app reviews but prioritizes the most recent ones.

  • 5 of 5 stars
    71% of ratings are 5 stars
  • 4 of 5 stars
    14% of ratings are 4 stars
  • 3 of 5 stars
    4% of ratings are 3 stars
  • 2 of 5 stars
    1% of ratings are 2 stars
  • 1 of 5 stars
    10% of ratings are 1 stars

Most recent reviews

Natural For My Baby

Same issues. Does not work. Google requires GTIN codes and if left empty all your products will be disapproved. I create custom products and it doesn't work.

Douglys.Com

Very unhappy with this app and with Google. Everything was sailing along fine and smooth until I changed the name of my website last week. Almost immediately, my Google account was suspended for "misrepresentation". Wait. What? Yeah.
Since that time, I've tried every which way I know to resolve the issue - all to no avail. I have kept asking for reviews of my account and Google allegedly reviews my site but still won't advise me as to what's being "misrepresented" so I can fix it. It's like David (Doug) versus Goliath (Google).
Now, over the past week, I am hearing a lot of other people/businesses are also having the same issue (Google is citing them for "misrepresentation" too - it seems to be the "in" thing now). And, the only thing I can figure is my name change has thrown Googles computer/servers off and, while their servers are crawling my same site with a new name, perhaps they "think" its a different site? I don't know.
Additionally, when I look at my product listings in merchant center, most of my products were last fed/crawled/updated in September BEFORE the name change and there doesn't appear to be any way in the app or in merchant center to force an updated feed. So... Google won't tell me whats wrong, the app won't tell me what's wrong. So I am left with no choice but to close/cancel my Google accounts and remove the app - clearly a real pain in the XYZ. So much for all the work and effort to try to make Google happy.
In any case, I don't need this added aggravation, nor does anyone else and, whereas Google refuses to advise me of what exactly is wrong, I have to conclude there is nothing wrong and this is a case of false accusations.
If business partners cannot trust each other, it's time to separate.

hydrafitnessparts

Same issues here. We are very much unhappy. It was working great but stopped working from around 3-4 weeks ago without giving any notice or issues. Still it's not working. Our sales and traffic are lost too much. Please investigate ASAP. Thanks.

Developer reply

October 20, 2021

Hey there,

Adil here from Shopify. Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your experience. We definitely want you to get the support you need in regards to the issue you are facing with the Google Channel. I'll be sending an email out to you shortly to explain some details. I look forward to communicating with you there.

Adil | Shopify