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No Longer Disapproved Due To Missing Contact / Return & Refund Policy For Free Listings

No Longer Disapproved Due To Missing Contact / Return & Refund Policy For Google Shopping Free Listings

Google has yet again made changes to when products are disapproved. This is another change with many others, such as client log in, and website needs improvements that no longer get your products disapproved, but limited performance instead, which is a significant step forward in reducing the stress from not getting products active. Now products can get listed …

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Product Landing Pages Or Purchases Locked Behind Login Allowed for Free Listings, But!

Product Landing Pages Or Purchases Locked Behind Login Allowed for Free Listings, But!

It’s interesting how Google is catching up and allowing specific business models. For example, for a long time, Google has not allowed businesses with a login requirement to view product prices or a login requirement for purchasing an item. 8+ Years ago, I had a lot of clients, namely CCTV, where prices are not allowed …

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No More Disapprovals For Free Listings With Website Needs Improvement In Google Merchant Center

No More Disapprovals For Free Listings With “Website Needs Improvement” In Google Merchant Center

Previously when you were missing fundamental requirements, your products would get disapproved, or free listings become not eligible. As of July 2022, this is going to change. Websites that are missing basic requirements will now have a limited visibility warning instead of disapproval. That is excellent news as it means Google will not be so …

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Google Merchant Center Now Supports All Free Listing Conversion Tracking

Google Merchant Center Now Supports All Free Listing Conversion Tracking

Previously back in 2020, we mentioned how to enable tracking with Google Analytics Universal. In January 2022, Google enabled a feature to track conversions automatically using auto-tagging, and in May 2022, it allowed this information to be tracked in Google Analytics 4. While previously, the conversion tracking was only for clicks on listings within the shopping tab. …

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Google India Testing New Web Search Shopping Ad Format

Google India Testing New Web Search Shopping Ad Format

While browsing my favorite people to follow, such as Barry Schwartz I noticed an article regarding a new feature where brand names will slide along with ads. However, Barry mentioned he could not replicate the results. I have tested multiple countries, including the US, UK, and Australia, and could also not replicate it. However, I can repeat …

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[asaplabs.io] Suspended Shopify Account Due To Malicious Software In Google Merchant Center

[asaplabs.io] Suspended Shopify Account Due To Malicious Software In Google Merchant Center

I am receiving many clients suspended in Google Merchant Center due to Malicious software starting yesterday (14th June 2022). They seem to be using an app (which one I don’t know yet) that is sourcing from asaplabs.io (do not navigate to this link) Not sure if its anything to do with ASAPLab (different URL) When checking …

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Google Shopping Short Titles

Google Shopping Short Titles Available In Google Merchant Center

Google has now released new attributes for shopping ads, allowing you to add a short title. Short titles are currently used in browsy contexts such as discovery, shopping ads, or Gmail. You might have already noticed that the full title you use always gets cut off after x number of characters. You can make the …

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Conversion Tracking For Google Shopping Free Listing Are Now Supported

Conversion Tracking For Google Shopping Free Listing Are Now Supported

You can now track conversions with the newly released auto-tagging feature in Google Merchant Center for free shopping listings. Before this release, there was no option to track conversions. Now using auto-tagging, you can use Google Analytics to track conversions from free listings and free local listings. Testing my clients today, I noticed the feature …

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Google Shopping Automatically Prepend Brand Names In Titles

Google Shopping Automatically Prepend Brand Names In Titles

Today, I randomly checked up my client’s ads to identify specific information. And noticed an interesting new feature, where Google prepends brand values in your titles. However, when you have already added your brand name in the title, Google will not prepend this again. Why Is This Important? It’s essential to know and understand that …

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