Smart Insights Alert: The new tools include a single multi-country feed
If you've ever run an AdWords campaign you'll be familiar with the process, but now the AdWords platform has introduced new Merchant Centre tools:
- Adding or overriding product data with supplemental feeds
- A single multi-country feed
- modification of your product data from the content API with Feed Rules
- Driving more clicks via opportunities
- Add your entire team
The new features have been implemented before the holiday season and well benefit retailers that advertize on Google Shopping.
Instead of relying on one feed for product data, it is now possible to change your data from multiple sources - giving you much more flexibility.
You'll be able to:
- Add Holiday custom labels or promotion IDs
- Replace attribute values in your primary feed with new values from your supplemental feeds
A single multi-country feed
You don't need to keep your products to just one country - if you are then you're missing out on opportunities and should try and hit different markets.
This is now easier due to a single multi-country feed and 37 countries available. All you need to do is add counties with the same language to your primary feed. Easy! By doing this your products' currency will change into the one for the user and country it is being shown to.
Modify product data
You can now modify your product data from the Content API with Feed Rules - with this new feature you can:
- apply custom labels based on other values
- complete shipping values based on product weight values
More clicks with Opportunities
The opportunities tab will allow you see better potential results and show you any efforts needed to improve product data.
Cards will appear in the opportunities tab if there is enough information to "surface opportunities" and each card will show unique information to help users prioritize tasks and resources to drive more traffic and sales.
According to the official Google blog,
"this is only the beginning -- expect more opportunity types in the future. Check the Opportunities tab regularly as it's constantly working in the background to spot opportunities for you. And, make it a goal to address any high-value opportunities before heading into the holidays" - Google
Add your entire team
Users can now add team members as admin or standard users to the Merchant centre account. This will improve communications within your team and allow for a more dynamic approach - including managing their own email preferences to opt into important news updates (alerts, tips and best practices).