Google Shopping ads Channel Release Notes

Merchants can use Google Shopping ads Channel to integrate with their Google Merchant Center (GMC) and Google Ads accounts to advertise and sell Magento products. Google Shopping ads Channel is available for Magento versions 2.2.4+ and 2.3+ of Magento Open Source, Magento Commerce, and Magento Commerce Cloud.

Merchants on previous Magento versions (2.2.4+, 2.3.0, 2.3.1, and 2.3.2) can install or update the extension using the Magento Marketplace.

Beginning with version v2.3.3 of Magento Open Source, Magento Commerce, and Magento Commerce Cloud, Google Shopping ads Channel installs with the Magento update and does not require separate installation.

Onboarding and management processes are the same for either installation method.

See the following documentation:

The release notes include:

  • New features
  • Fixes and improvements
  • Known issues

v3.0.1

Google Shopping ads Channel 3.0.1 is compatible with versions 2.2.4+, 2.3.0, 2.3.1, and 2.3.2 of Magento Open Source, Magento Commerce, and Magento Commerce Cloud.

  • Resolved Index Management Issues:

    • Corrected an issue preventing a product update from pushing to Google once Enable Product is set to Yes.

    • Corrected an issue preventing product updates from pushing to Google when re-indexing after initial setup.

    • Corrected an issue causing the Update option to display after the extension was updated.

    • Corrected an issue preventing the automatic product refresh with Google after onboarding.

    • Added a scheduled product refresh, even when no product changes exist, to prevent products from expiring in Google.

    • Corrected an issue preventing the initial product sync with Google when completing setup.

v3.0.0

Google Shopping ads Channel 3.0.0 is compatible with versions 2.2.4+, 2.3.0, 2.3.1, and 2.3.2 of Magento Open Source, Magento Commerce, and Magento Commerce Cloud.

  • Magento Log Exceptions: Implemented Enable Services Logs feature to help with troubleshooting. See the Channels topic in the Configuration Reference.

  • Resolved Configurable Product Issues: Configurable product (parent/child) handling has been improved.

    • Corrected an issue preventing child products from inheriting the parent description and causing Google to disapprove products for missing descriptions.

    • Corrected and improved the gtag (pageview) trigger when selecting options for a child product and when viewing a child product in the cart.

  • Index Management Improvements: Indexing processes between Magento and Google have been updated for increased efficiency and performance.

    • Consolidated and rebuilt indexer for communicating with Google.

    • Set indexer to run on schedule by default.

    • Adjusted indexer logic to only send product data changes, instead of all data for a changed product.

  • Security Updates: Updated security whitelist and implemented Content Security Policy (CSP) when communicating with Google.

  • Update to Product Linking: Updated communication between Google and Magento to ensure use of the same product link to prevent product disapprovals in the Google Merchant Account (GMC).

  • Product Attribute Updates: Updated attribute management to allow the deletion of the Google Merchant Center Category attribute, which can be created by the Google application.

v2.0.2

Google Shopping ads Channel 2.0.2 is compatible with versions 2.2.4+, 2.3.0, 2.3.1, and 2.3.2 of Magento Open Source, Magento Commerce, and Magento Commerce Cloud.

  • Resolved Startup Issue: Corrected an issue that prevented Google Shopping ads Channel from starting up correctly after installing v2.0.1.

v2.0.1

Google Shopping ads Channel 2.0.1 is compatible with versions 2.2.4+, 2.3.0, 2.3.1, and 2.3.2 of Magento Open Source, Magento Commerce, and Magento Commerce Cloud.

  • Resolved Update/Install Issue: Corrected a problem with the update package that prevented Google Shopping ads Channel v2.0.0 from installing correctly.

v2.0.0

Google Shopping ads Channel 2.0.0 is compatible with versions 2.2.4+, 2.3.0, 2.3.1, and 2.3.2 of Magento Open Source, Magento Commerce, and Magento Commerce Cloud.

  • Resolved Database Issue: Corrected a database issue that caused some users to experience delayed processing times.

v1.1.2

Google Shopping ads Channel 1.1.2 is compatible with versions 2.2.4+, 2.3.0, 2.3.1, and 2.3.2 of Magento Open Source, Magento Commerce, and Magento Commerce Cloud.

  • Intermittent Load Error: Resolved an intermittent error preventing Google Shopping ads Channel from loading after install.

v1.1.1

Google Shopping ads Channel 1.1.1 is compatible with versions 2.2.4+, 2.3.0, 2.3.1, and 2.3.2 of Magento Open Source, Magento Commerce, and Magento Commerce Cloud.

  • Simplified Onboarding and Maintenance: Add GMC accounts with ease through a step-by-step process with detailed instructions available through the Magento Admin.

  • All-in-one Advertising Solution: Integrate and manage both Google Merchant Center (GMC) and Google Ads with your Magento catalog. Through the Magento Admin, complete onboarding to create your GMC account, claim and verify your website, set up shipping and tax rules, and map your Magento catalog to Google’s requirements. Create your Google Ads account and start advertising Google Smart Shopping campaigns in one quick step.

  • Monitor and Manage GMC Catalogs: Magento stays in sync with Google so you never have to worry about advertising out-of-stock products or inaccurate product pricing. Review product and account status with clear updates from Google. Every update resends data to Google for additional reviews and approvals.

  • Budgeting Ease with Google Ads: As your advertising needs change, monitor Google advertising costs, Return on Ad Spend (ROAs), and conversions (total and monetary value). Manage your advertising from one dashboard, updating budgets and advertised products.

  • Advertise to Multiple Locales: Add store views and languages to multi-language ads to international customers.