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WordPress Woocommerce Google products XML feed Plugin

If you have a WordPress Woocommerce e-commerce website you may want to promote your products on google Shopping and advertise your products on Gooogle using your Google Adwords account. So what we have done is create a WordPress plugin that will automatically generate and update an XML page on your website that you can use as your product feed for your Google Merchant account.

How to advertise your Woocommerce products on Google Shopping

In order to advertise the products from you Woocommerce WordPress website you will need to sign up to two Google services, you will need a Google Merchant and a Google Adwords account. The google merchant account is where you will manage your products indexed by Google as Products. Basically when you open a Google merchant account you need to visit the Data Feed tab and here you can add the link to your XML page with all your products listed on. You can schedule the time and frequency at which Google reloads your XML data feed. It is this XML data feed that our WordPress plugin will create.

Once you have set up and scheduled the XML data feed you need to create a Google Adwords campaign, the campaign has to be of type “Shopping”, this campaign type is specifically designed for promoting your products as products on Google searches.

If you don’t create a Google Adwords Shopping campaign your products will not appear on Google Shopping or on search pages.

An example of Google Shopping after incorporating an XML feed

Woocommerce WordPress Plugin for Google Shopping details

So the WordPress plug-in makes it very easy for you make the most of Google shopping, There is no need to manually add your new products either to your google merchant account or to your XML page. The plug-in will automatically update the page at a specific schedule, say 03:00 in the morning after you have added new products the day before. You can then schedule to your Google Merchant account to re-insert your products at say 04:00 so that it is all refreshed for the next days advertising. All you need to do is concentrate on managing your products on your website.

The plugin allows you to give the XML file a unique name, assign a Google product category and a default brand, product category and state. However we can adapt it for your needs to take into account how your products are structured. The plugin can also be built to take account complex Woocommerce shipping structures and also your WordPress websites use of Categories and Tags.

This plugin is specifically designed for a WordPress e-commerce websites running the Woocommerce plugin.

The plugin is not currently listed on any WordPress plugin database website, if you are interested then please contact iDigLocal and we can come up with a solution to suite your needs. iDigLocal build bespoke plugin solutions so that they are built to suite your business needs.