Get ready for Smart Shopping and Local campaign upgrades
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Get ready for Smart Shopping and Local campaign upgrades

New year, same trend: Consumers continue to tap into an ever-growing number of places to get inspiration and find what they need. This past holiday season, 54% of shoppers used five or more channels, like video and social media, to shop over a two-day period. Performance Max uses Google’s automation to help advertisers reach shoppers as they browse for things they love — online and…

PrestaShop merchants can now display their products on Google
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PrestaShop merchants can now display their products on Google

As the end-of-year holiday season is in full swing, our aim at Google is to help shoppers browse for inspiration, discover new products and ultimately find what they’re looking for. This is why we are building an open ecosystem that connects merchants and customers around the world. To help merchants reach more customers online, we welcome PrestaShop merchants globally to more easily integrate their…

Performance Max campaigns launch to all advertisers
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Performance Max campaigns launch to all advertisers

In an unpredictable year, change has been a reliable constant. And we’ve seen this clearly in online consumer behavior. For example, Google Image searches for “yard landscaping ideas” have grown globally by over 80% YoY1 as people look for more ways to spruce up their homes. Meanwhile, searches for “best all-inclusive resorts” have grown globally by over 200% YoY2 as people get inspired to travel again….

Power your holiday strategy with helpful insights
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Power your holiday strategy with helpful insights

This year’s holiday shopping season is shaping up to be one of the biggest yet. In fact, 53% of consumers plan to shop online more this year compared to last year. To help you prepare, check out the Google Shopping Holiday 100, featuring our predictions for the most popular categories and products in the U.S. this holiday season. The Holiday 100 is a great way…

Shop what’s trending this holiday season
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Shop what’s trending this holiday season

It’s that festive time of year when we start planning holiday gatherings, swap out our iced lattes for hot cocoa, and once again, try to find the perfect gifts for our loved ones. To help you zip through your holiday shopping this year, we’re sharing the Google Shopping Holiday 100 — a list of what we predict will be the 100 most popular categories and products…

BigCommerce merchants can now reach new customers across Google
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BigCommerce merchants can now reach new customers across Google

Since our earliest days, Google has been devoted to democratizing information and creating helpful resources that are accessible to as many people as possible. We’ve since extended that ethos to online shopping, building an open and free ecosystem that connects merchants and customers around the world. Starting today, we are making it even easier for BigCommerce’s 60,000 merchants to show up across Google. BigCommerce…

What’s next for YouTube, from Advertising Week New York
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What’s next for YouTube, from Advertising Week New York

The pandemic accelerated two changes already underway — the move to streaming, and the move to ecommerce. As the number one streaming platform for ad-supported reach, YouTube is the place where hard-to-reach audiences come to be entertained and connect with creators and content they love. It’s also where audiences come to shop. Today at Advertising Week New York, we’re sharing new ways to help marketers…

New ways to find shopping inspiration on Google
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New ways to find shopping inspiration on Google

Shopping online is as much about inspiration and discovery as it is about the final purchase. People are shopping across Google more than a billion times a day, and we have been working to make those experiences even more helpful by expanding your options. We’re here to help you find new ideas, discover unique products or get the best value from the widest possible…

The future of attribution is data-driven
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The future of attribution is data-driven

In the face of a changing privacy landscape, marketers need new measurement approaches that meet their objectives and put users first. This is why we’ve invested in new tools to help you future-proof your measurement. One critical tool is machine learning, which can be used to fill the gaps in observed data and unlock new insights into consumer behavior. For example, conversion modeling powered by machine learning allows…

Magic in the making: The 4 pillars of great creative
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Magic in the making: The 4 pillars of great creative

Consumers report that helpfulness is their top expectation of brands since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, with 78% saying a brand’s advertising should show how they can be helpful in everyday life.1 This means businesses need to quickly engage audiences with meaningful messages, using immersive storytelling to bring their brand and products to life. To help you build visually-rich ad experiences that easily drive consumers to…