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How to add Product Title as a column within Dimensions tab?

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... as opposed to product ID which is simply a 5 digit code and tells me nothing?

 

I can access the impressions and click through figures for a particular product in the reports system but it will only show the Product ID which looks like gb137. I know this refers to a specific product but I can't bring the product name up in the report, I can only find out what the product actually is by going to the products tab and matching it to the Title.

 

Can I not add the 'Title' column into the dimensions tab so I can check these at a glance?

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currently, title is not one of the (feed) attributes that can be added to

the dimensions-report for product-listing-ads (shopping-campaigns).

one possibility that might help identify the item is to use
other attributes that can be added such as product_type --

product_type might also be changed to be more granular;

e.g.

Toys > Riding Toys > Wagons > Red Wagons

 

as a positive side-effect this might also allow for different bid strategies --

such as bidding higher on red-wagons and lower on poorer-selling colors.

for future inventory items added to the submitted (feed) data,
slightly more mnemonic id values might be used -- e.g.
gb-789-red-wagon
of course, never change an existing id for an item -- since that
will generally cause all historic (quality and performance) data
to be lost and the item may not win any auctions.

 

Re: How to add Product Title as a column within Dimensions tab?

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This is a bit hacky but you can add the custom_label attributes to this report. 

 

So if you submit your data feed with a title attribute and also copy that attribute to a custom_label you'd get what your after. 

 

Tom Wilson
Freelance Adwords & Google Shopping Consultant

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Re: How to add Product Title as a column within Dimensions tab?

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Oh just noticed title has a 150 chars limit the custom_labels are 100 so you wouldn't get the full title but i'd hope it would be enough. 

Re: How to add Product Title as a column within Dimensions tab?

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Has this been implemented yet or is there any updates on having the title attribute show in the dimensions tab?

I also find it odd that something like this is missing and by not having it, I add a good deal of time to getting my reports done.
If I go into the Merchant center, it has the products Id , clicks , etc. and title. So what I have to do each time I report is look through the campaign dimensions, copy the item ID, go to the merchant center, paste the item ID in the search and then find out the product title.
When doing a report that shows all the clicks, it becomes extremely tedious and time consuming.

Thanks Tom for the suggestion, but we automatically pass our feed to Google shopping every week and it would be cumbersome to set up the labels again and again when the file overwrites.

Is there a features request section where we can ask for this feature?

Cheers

Re: How to add Product Title as a column within Dimensions tab?

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google reads the community forums;
the feedback form is currently here --
https://support.google.com/adwords/contact/cfeedback

updates are typically posted to the official blog --
http://adwords.blogspot.com/

the support teams may also be contacted --
https://support.google.com/adwords/contactflow
https://support.google.com/merchants/contactflow

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