Latest Technology News: Google Performance Max now lets you create a product collection

A new Google Performance Max feature lets you combine products and create collections – for ads or free product listings.

Collections allow you to associate products with your creative assets – images, videos and text.

Why we care. The ability to combine different products and assets simplifies the product listing experience, saving you time and money. Collections can also enrich product data, which could result in improved product performance, increased engagement, and a richer customer experience.

How it works. Collections can include up to 100 products. They are only available for local products sold in Performance Max for store purposes.

Here’s how to set up a collections feed in Merchant Center:

  • Log in to your Merchant Center account.
  • Select Some products.
  • Click on Flow.
  • Select the Collection feed tongue.
  • Click the + (plus) button.
  • Select the destinations where you want your collection to appear.
  • Give your collection feed a name.
  • Choose a download method, then follow the instructions for the method you selected.

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Next steps. Google has not yet rolled out its collections functionality for larger scale or international promotions.

Google has yet to confirm its future plans for this feature. For now, it’s a great opportunity for local merchants to maximize their local outreach.

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