About Google Shopping
Google Shopping is:
Google Shopping applies Google's search technology to help you find and compare products from online stores across the web and then points you directly to where you can buy them.
We help you find everything from common products at the best price to the most obscure or unusual products.
Almost instantly after entering a search, you'll see photos of relevant products and links to the stores that sell them. Click on a product and you'll go right to the web page where you can buy it.
We don't accept payment for product listings. Our technology ranks your results automatically, based on relevance to your search terms.
Frequently asked questions
How can I include my products in Google Shopping?
If you have a website where people can buy products, you can go directly to the Google Merchant Center to submit your products for inclusion in Google Shopping results. This is a free service. If you've never submitted a feed before, you may want to read up on how it works.
How does Google Shopping do what it does?
Google Shopping collects product information in two ways. First, it uses product information submitted electronically by sellers who choose to take advantage of this free service. If you're interested in having your product information appear on Google Shopping, you can submit your items. Second, as Google's spidering software crawls the Internet, Google Shopping automatically identifies webpages that offer products for sale.
Google Shopping search results are automatically generated by our ranking software. Google does not accept payment for inclusion of products in our search results, nor do we place sellers' sites higher in our results if they're advertisers or offer to pay for that placement.
What are the "Sponsored Links" on the page?
Sponsored Links are paid advertisements that Google Shopping displays when they're relevant to your search terms; they are not related to your search results, which are generated automatically by our search engine and delivered in order of relevance to what you're trying to find. If you're interested in buying advertising in the Sponsored Links portion of the Google Shopping results page, please visit the Google AdWords home page. If you're a merchant interested in having your products included in Google Shopping results at no cost to you, please learn more about listing your items for sale on Google Shopping.
How does Google Shopping compare with other sites?
Google Shopping is unlike other sites both because of what it does and because of what it doesn't do. Google Shopping does provide a lightning quick way to search the largest collection of merchants and products on the web. That means if the item you're looking to buy is online, Google Shopping will likely find it.
Google Shopping does not, however, sell products, nor are there preferred sellers who always show up as the first result regardless of what search you enter. Our job is to find the product you want and point you to the store that sells it based on our assessment of what's most relevant to your search. We don't accept payment for inclusion in our results themselves, and all advertising that appears on Google Shopping is clearly labelled as "Sponsored Links."
How do I buy something from Google Shopping?
That's a trick question. You can't buy products directly from Google Shopping because it isn't a store; it simply finds the items you're looking for and points you to sellers that offer them for sale. Once you visit the seller's website or store, that seller should be more than happy to help you make a purchase.
I want more control over my results. What are my options?
You can change how your results are displayed by providing more information about what you want to find. For example, entering a price range and then sorting by price (from high to low or from low to high) will organise your results in a more useful way. You might also want to try the "grid view" option, which allows you to view 15 product thumbnail images on each results page.
Can I search for products within a particular category?
You can narrow your results by category. For example, a search on "bulb" shows categories for both plants and lighting. By clicking on the appropriate category link, you'll see only the results for the product you're looking to buy.
The Google Shoppinh service is provided AS IS and Google expressly disclaims to the fullest extent permitted by law all express, implied, and statutory warranties regarding the information included therein. Under no circumstances shall Google be liable to any user on account of their use, misuse, or reliance on the Google Shopping service.
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