Google Local Inventory Ads Now Have Store Pickup Link and are Searchable

Google just announced they will be expanding local inventory ads on Google Shopping in two important ways.

The first is when someone includes the words “near me”, or “close to me”, Google will now allow retailers to show a store pickup link that appears after a user clicks on a local inventory ad on Google Shopping. Google also announced that “Kohl’s, a participant in our Store Pick-up pilot program, saw a 40 to 50% increase in clicks from their Google local storefront to the Kohl’s site with this feature.”

The second update is when a user searches for a store name with local inventory ads, they can also search for products directly in the knowledge panel result, and even see which items are in stock!



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