How to Add Google Ads to Your Shopify Store

How to Add Google Ads to Your Shopify Store

Adding Google Ads to your Shopify store can help you attract more customers and boost your sales. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to integrate Google Ads with your Shopify store:

Step 1: Create a Google Ads Account

  1. Open your web browser and go to the Google Ads website.
  2. Click on "Start now" and follow the prompts to create your Google Ads account.
  3. Fill in the required information, such as your business details, billing information, and advertising goals.

Step 2: Set Up Google Merchant Center

  1. Go to the Google Merchant Center website.
  2. Click on "Sign in" and use your Google account credentials.
  3. Follow the prompts to set up your Google Merchant Center account, including providing business information and verifying your website.

Step 3: Link Google Merchant Center to Shopify

  1. From your Shopify admin dashboard, click on "Apps" in the left-hand menu.
  2. Search for the "Google Shopping" app and install it.
  3. Open the Google Shopping app and follow the instructions to connect it to your Google Merchant Center account.
  4. Verify and claim your website URL through the Google Shopping app.

Step 4: Set Up Product Feed

  1. In the Google Shopping app on Shopify, go to the "Products" tab.
  2. Select the products you want to advertise on Google.
  3. Ensure that all product details, such as title, description, price, and availability, are accurate and complete.
  4. Click "Sync" to upload your product feed to the Google Merchant Center.

Step 5: Link Google Ads to Google Merchant Center

  1. In your Google Merchant Center account, go to the "Settings" menu.
  2. Click on "Linked accounts" and then "Google Ads."
  3. Click on the "+" button to link your Google Ads account to your Google Merchant Center account.

Step 6: Create a Shopping Campaign in Google Ads

  1. Log in to your Google Ads account.
  2. Click on the "+" button to create a new campaign.
  3. Select "Sales" as your campaign goal and choose "Shopping" as your campaign type.
  4. Select your linked Google Merchant Center account.
  5. Configure your campaign settings, including budget, bidding strategy, targeting options, and ad schedule.

Step 7: Monitor and Optimise Your Campaign

  1. Once your campaign is live, monitor its performance regularly.
  2. Use Google Ads reports to track key metrics such as clicks, impressions, conversions, and cost-per-click (CPC).
  3. Adjust your bidding strategy, keywords, and targeting options based on performance data to optimise your campaign and improve results.

Additional Tips

  1. High-Quality Images: Ensure that your product images are high-quality and meet Google’s requirements to improve ad performance.
  2. Compelling Product Descriptions: Write clear and compelling product descriptions to attract potential customers.
  3. Negative Keywords: Use negative keywords to exclude irrelevant search terms and focus your budget on the most relevant traffic.
  4. Regular Updates: Keep your product feed up-to-date with the latest information on inventory, pricing, and product details.


Integrating Google Ads with your Shopify store can significantly enhance your online visibility and drive more traffic to your site. By following these steps, you can set up and optimise your Google Ads campaigns to attract potential customers and increase sales. If you encounter any issues or require further assistance, Shopify’s support resources and community forums are available to assist you.