All products are automatically assigned a product category from Google’s continuously evolving product taxonomy. Providing high quality, on-topic titles and descriptions, as well as accurate pricing, brand, and GTIN information will help ensure your products are correctly categorised.

To define your own product category for your products, you can follow the simple instructions below. You can use both of the below options together, or just one of them.

HOW TO FIND THE RIGHT GOOGLE PRODUCT CATEGORY

To find your Google Product Category ID, please download the spreadsheet below and open it.

Download Category Spreadsheet

The spreadsheet will look like this:

The number in the left most column is the Google Product Category ID that you will want to insert using one of the options below.

OPTION 1: GLOBAL PRODUCT CATEGORISATION

If all your products are likely to be in the same Google Product Category, you can make use of our 'global' categorisation feature. This will apply the same Google Product Category to all of your products, with a single click.

This global option can still be overridden by using Option 2 below, on a per-product basis.

  • Click on "Sales Channels" in the left hand menu of your Shopstar Admin Dashboard, then select "Product Feeds".
  • Enter the Google Product Category that matches your product. To find the correct category, please use the spreadsheet at the top of this help article.

OPTION 2: PER PRODUCT CATEGORISATION

If you would like to add a category on a per-product level, you can do so while editing a specific product.

  • Click on a product in your Shopstar Admin Dashboard to edit it
  • While editing the product, scroll down to the "Search Engine Optimization" section, and check the tick-box to expand the options.
  • Enter the Google Product Category that matches your product. To find the correct category, please use the spreadsheet at the top of this help article.
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