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Splitting Out Generic Searches From Products - Shopping Campaigns

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Hi There,

 

After looking at the search queries for my shopping campaigns and doing some quick analysis and grouping I found that generic terms were converting at a much higher CPA than product searches ( as expected ).

 

Is it possible to copy my current Google Shopping campaign and negate all products from it ( at a keyword level ) so I can control my spend on generic searches for Shopping ads?

 

Can anyone see any problems this may cause?

 

Thanks

 

Jack 

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Hi Jack,

 

Negative keywords for Shopping work exactly the same way as they do for Search, so yes, it's possible.  For example, if you have a product title of "Sony DVD ABC-123", you could use a negative Exact match Keyword [sony dvd], so you'd only receive impressions when the search term includes more words than "sony dvd".

 

However, I would recommend using the Search Detail report as your source for negatives (as you have been) rather than trying to be too restrictive.  Although overall your generic searches may have a higher CPA, it's possible that some of them are doing OK, so it's really a better idea to aim for the obvious high spending/poor CPA terms you can actually see generating clicks, rather than having a large negative list that might result in great CPA, but only 2 sales a month.

 

Jon

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Hi Jack,

 

Negative keywords for Shopping work exactly the same way as they do for Search, so yes, it's possible.  For example, if you have a product title of "Sony DVD ABC-123", you could use a negative Exact match Keyword [sony dvd], so you'd only receive impressions when the search term includes more words than "sony dvd".

 

However, I would recommend using the Search Detail report as your source for negatives (as you have been) rather than trying to be too restrictive.  Although overall your generic searches may have a higher CPA, it's possible that some of them are doing OK, so it's really a better idea to aim for the obvious high spending/poor CPA terms you can actually see generating clicks, rather than having a large negative list that might result in great CPA, but only 2 sales a month.

 

Jon

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