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Kelly Dougherty

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Set Your Status to Available Online and Offline with Google Local Inventory Ads

Posted on Mon, Jun 26, 2017 @ 15:06 PM by Kelly Dougherty

Search isn’t just for online anymore. With Google Local Inventory Ads, you can keep your online sales while increasing offline sales by driving foot traffic to your stores. These search ads allow retailers to appeal to customers’ visual nature through online product listing ads (PLAs) that are then matched with in-store information if the product is in stock locally.


Is GTIN the New Title for Google Shopping?

Posted on Thu, Apr 20, 2017 @ 11:04 AM by Kelly Dougherty

Something interesting has been happening in Google Shopping lately, specifically with the titles in product listing ads (PLAs). More and more I have seen the title submitted in the feed for a product is not always the one that shows for the ad. While Google is always changing the way it displays PLAs,  this latest shift could make the art of crafting the perfect title a thing of the past. 


The Importance of GTIN Values in Your Product Feed

Posted on Thu, Apr 21, 2016 @ 16:04 PM by Kelly Dougherty

Have you ever noticed that your product listing ads (PLA) are not consistently showing or getting the impressions they deserve? Well, it all comes back to your product feed, and the more information you can provide, the better. Google is changing its Shopping requirements effective May 16th, expanding the 2015 GTIN requirement from the 50 ‘designated brands’ to all new products. What does this mean for you as an advertiser?


The Launch of Bing Shopping Campaigns Beta

Posted on Tue, May 19, 2015 @ 09:05 AM by Kelly Dougherty

Bing rolled a Beta for Bing Shopping Campaign management to a select group of advertisers. They are testing a more intuitive interface that will allow advertisers to make more informed bidding decisions for their Product Ads.


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