Google Purchasing Advertisements get conversion annotations


Google is encouraging retailers to allow “conversion annotations” – social proof badges that spotlight a product’s buy recognition when displayed in Google Purchasing adverts.

What’s new. Conversion annotations like “greatest promoting” or “1K shopped right here not too long ago” present visible cues a couple of product’s gross sales efficiency straight within the advert unit.

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Why we care. Conversion annotations incentivize advertisers to share precious buy knowledge with Google for visibility boosts. However they’ll should weigh the advantages towards knowledge privateness issues.

The pitch. Google claims conversion annotations can:

  • Improve the procuring expertise by showcasing prime merchandise.
  • Construct belief and social proof by highlighting buyer interactions.
  • Finally, drive extra purchases by making listings stand out.

Behind the characteristic. The annotations depend on retailers sharing aggregated conversion knowledge from their gross sales.

  • Retailers will need to have conversion monitoring enabled in Google Service provider Heart to qualify.
  • Google says the info permits it “to be extra artistic and modern that can assist you stand out.”

The necessities. To show conversion annotations, retailers want:

  • Conversion monitoring activated within the Service provider Heart.
  • To opt-in to share buy historical past for annotation use.

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Anu AdegbolaAnu Adegbola

Anu Adegbola has been Paid Media Editor of Search Engine Land since 2024. She covers paid search, paid social, retail media, video and extra.

In 2008, Anu’s profession began with

 delivering digital advertising campaigns (principally however not completely Paid Search) by constructing methods, maximising ROI, automating repetitive processes and bringing effectivity from each a part of advertising departments by way of inspiring management each on company, shopper and advertising tech facet.


Exterior enhancing Search Engine Land article she is the founding father of PPC networking occasion – PPC Reside, host of weekly podcast PPCChat Roundup, and brand evangelist at ClickTech. 


She can also be a world speaker with among the phases she has offered on being SMX (US), SMX (Munich), Associates of Search (Amsterdam), brightonSEO, The Advertising Meetup, HeroConf (PPC Hero), SearchLove, BiddableWorld, SESLondon, PPC Chat Reside, AdWorld Expertise (Bologna) and extra.