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Google Shopping Advertising Exam Answers 2017

Google Shopping Advertising Exam Answers 2017

This exam covers basic and advanced concepts, including creating a Merchant Center account and product data feed and creating and managing Shopping campaigns.

90 minutes
63 questions
80% passing score
Validity period of 12 months

 

1)

Product Listing Ads should be used for:

  1.  A)  Promoting brands
  2.  B)  Promoting products online
  3.  C)  Driving calls to a business
  4.  D)  Promoting Services

 

2)

Which can you sell on Google Shopping?

  1.  A)  Animals
  2.  B)  Used goods
  3.  C)  Residential real estate
  4.  D)  Business services such as plumbing or locksmithing

 

3)

What does impression share indicate about a product group?

  1.  A)  It predicts your product group’s future impressions
  2.  B)  It provides an average benchmark of all similar products from other retailers
  3.  C)  It shows how many impressions your product group has received divided by the estimated number it was eligible to receive
  4.  D)  It shows your product group impressions relative to other product groups in the same campaign

 

4)

Marie’s new camera product falls into two different Google product categories. What should she use for this attribute?

  1.  A)  Include one category
  2.  B)  Use the custom label attribute
  3.  C)  Submit the product twice using a different category each time
  4.  D)  Include both categories in the attribute

 

5)

Which devices can Product Listing Ads appear on?

  1.  A)  Tablets and desktops
  2.  B)  Mobile phone and desktops
  3.  C)  Mobile phones
  4.  D)  Tablets, mobile phones, and desktops

 

6)

You can use campaign priority to:

  1.  A)  Make your Product Listing Ads more competitive in the auction
  2.  B)  Have Google prefer certain inventory in query matching and ad serving
  3.  C)  Speed up how fast a campaign’s budget is spent throughout the day
  4.  D)  Tell Google which campaign’s bid to use for a product when the same product is located in multiple campaigns

 

7)

Google Merchant Center is used to:

  1.  A)  Manage bidding for Shopping campaigns
  2.  B)  Monitor the performance of Shopping campaigns
  3.  C)  Submit product information
  4.  D)  Host website images

 

8)

Michael was notified that his products were disapproved due to incorrect prices. Which of the following may have caused the disapproval?

  1.  A)  A ‘sale price’ attribute is blank
  2.  B)  The availability is listed as ‘out of stock’
  3.  C)  The shipping rate for the products is $0.00
  4.  D)  The landing page price is different from the feed price

 

9)

Ryan’s shoe store sells a variety of shoes. His “active shoes” campaign is reaching the daily budget cap by the early afternoon. What should Ryan do to get more traffic for his products?

  1.  A)  Increase the maximum cost-per-click (max. CPC) for all product groups
  2.  B)  Remove underperforming items from the inventory
  3.  C)  Increase the budget cap to the campaign
  4.  D)  Lower the maximum cost-per-click (max. CPC) for all product groups

 

10)

If Sam doesn’t enable conversion tracking for his Shopping campaigns, what’s the only bidding method he can use?

  1.  A)  Enhanced cost-per-click (ECPC) bidding
  2.  B)  Maximum cost-per-acquisition (max. CPA) bidding
  3.  C)  Target cost-per-acquisition (target CPA) bidding
  4.  D)  Maximum cost-per-click (max. CPC) bidding

 

11)

When preparing to submit a new data feed, you should:

  1.  A)  Include all items in your inventory
  2.  B)  Submit a test data feed
  3.  C)  Give all feeds the same name for consistency
  4.  D)  Submit multiple feeds to process everything at once

 

12)

Ben is creating product images. A common best practice is to:

  1.  A)  Cover the product with watermarks
  2.  B)  Display the merchant website name over the image
  3.  C)  Use a high-quality image
  4.  D)  Include all varieties of a product in one image

 

13)

Nicole’s analysis shows the 5 brands currently in her “All products” group are performing especially well. What can she do to capture more traffic on these valuable brands?

  1.  A)  Subdivide by brand and set more competitive bids for the brand individually
  2.  B)  Change the campaign priority to “high”
  3.  C)  Set her budget to “accelerated” delivery
  4.  D)  Increase her “All products” bid

 

14)

Ruth is going to sell products that Google considers adult-oriented. How should she label her content?

  1.  A)  Include the text “adult” in the product description
  2.  B)  Mark ‘adult’ in a separate custom label attribute as part of the data feed
  3.  C)  Email the support team through the Google Merchant Help Center
  4.  D)  Identify her account as containing adult products in Google Merchant Center Settings

 

15)

When preparing product images for Product Listing Ads, it’s best to:

  1.  A)  Include other similar items in the picture
  2.  B)  Cover the product with the text of the brand name
  3.  C)  Use a solid white or grey background
  4.  D)  Include promotional text (such as sale or discount) over the product

 

16)

Google Merchant Center is used for:

  1.  A)  Setting up campaign bidding priorities
  2.  B)  Managing conversion tracking
  3.  C)  Uploading product data feeds
  4.  D)  Editing your Shopping campaign’s product groups

 

17)

Vivian owns an art supply store and traffic for her “painting” product group is increasing. What is one thing Vivian should do to optimize the performance of her painting products?

  1.  A)  Decrease the maximum cost-per-click (max. CPC) bid for all products
  2.  B)  Add promotional text to the ad group that says “Best Selling”
  3.  C)  Update the inventory and remove certain products
  4.  D)  Subdivide the product group and move budget allocation to the best performing products

 

18)

What does Google Merchant Center use as the primary way to contact users with important messages, such as feed disapprovals?

  1.  A)  Automated phone messages to account owner
  2.  B)  Messaging in AdWords overview page
  3.  C)  Messaging in Google Merchant Center overview page
  4.  D)  Email contacts listed in account settings

 

19)

Why can’t Ellen see any benchmark data for hew new Shopping campaign?

  1.  A)  She doesn’t have enough products in the campaign to compare to others
  2.  B)  There aren’t enough comparable products from other advertisers
  3.  C)  Her campaign has reached its daily budget limit
  4.  D)  She is already outbidding her competitors

 

20)

Product groups are eligible for the Bid Simulator

  1.  A)  Once a budget cap has been reached for a product group
  2.  B)  Once the average cost-per-click (avg. CPC) is close to the maximum cost-per-click (max. CPC) bid
  3.  C)  Anytime after a product group is created in a Shopping campaign
  4.  D)  When Product Listing Ads have been included in enough auctions or accrued enough impressions

 

21)

Bob is seeing low traffic for one of this product groups and daily spend is low. What could he do to help increase impressions and traffic?

  1.  A)  Raise the campaign’s daily budget
  2.  B)  Increase bids on product groups
  3.  C)  Add negative keywords to the product group
  4.  D)  Add a promotional message to his ads

 

22)

Peter has finished subdividing the product groups in one of this Shopping campaign’s ad groups. What bid should Peter not use for the remaining “everything else in all products” product group?

  1.  A)  Continue subdividing until there are no products in this group
  2.  B)  A bid of zero
  3.  C)  A bid that’s the average of the subdivisions
  4.  D)  A bid lower the subdivisions

 

23)

Which is a reason why Annie’s Google Merchant Center account would get suspended?

  1.  A)  She’s only been updating her feeds every 10 days
  2.  B)  She is only selling used products
  3.  C)  Her website doesn’t have a mobile version
  4.  D)  Her landing pages lead to error messages or non-existent pages

 

24)

To subdivide products in Shopping campaigns using your own set product structure, you should use:

  1.  A)  Multiple data feeds
  2.  B)  AdWords labels
  3.  C)  Custom labels
  4.  D)  Starred Items

 

25)

If a product doesn’t have an image available, you should:

  1.  A)  Wait to submit the product until an image is ready
  2.  B)  Submit an image of a similar product
  3.  C)  Submit a full color version of your store’s logo
  4.  D)  Submit a placeholder image with a message, such as “Coming Soon”

 

26)

What should Brian take into account when optimizing the title attribute for his new line of bicycles?

  1.  A)  Add additional keywords at the end of the title
  2.  B)  Include brand, size, and color at the beginning of the title
  3.  C)  Use special characters such as exclamation points
  4.  D)  Include the bike style name only

 

27)

How can John reduce processing time for his company’s feeds?

  1.  A)  Submit a new feed every day, even if there are no changes to his products
  2.  B)  Create a new Google Merchant Center account for each new AdWords campaign
  3.  C)  Divide the group of products into multiple data feed segments
  4.  D)  Avoid updating feeds if only one change needs to be made

 

28)

Enhanced cost-per-click (ECPC) bidding should be used to:

  1.  A)  Drive engagement with product brand
  2.  B)  Increase total impressions
  3.  C)  Optimize bids for converted clicks
  4.  D)  Bid for a target cost-per-acquisition (CPA)

 

29)

Sally is promoting her online store that sells vintage goods and custom artwork. What does she need to include for unique product identifiers?

  1.  A)  Submit ‘1’ as the ‘mpn’ attribute
  2.  B)  Put ‘false’ in the ‘identifier exists’ attribute
  3.  C)  Put ‘unavailable’ in the ‘gtin’ attribute
  4.  D)  Submit a randomly generated number in the ‘gtin’ attribute

 

30)

Merchants use Google Merchant Center for which purpose?

  1.  A)  Upload product data through feeds or an API
  2.  B)  Set campaign priority
  3.  C)  Set mobile bids on specific products
  4.  D)  Manage Shopping campaign bids

 

31)

When creating a file to upload to Merchant Center, what format is accepted?

  1.  A)  Database File
  2.  B)  Excel File Format
  3.  C)  Google Document File
  4.  D)  Tab Delimited File Format

 

32)

You should use multiple ad groups when you want to:

  1.  A)  Use a different bid modifier for products in the same shopping campaign
  2.  B)  Set a different priority on bidding within the same Shopping campaign
  3.  C)  Target a different country within the same Shopping campaign
  4.  D)  Link products from a different Merchant Center account

 

33)

You can use custom labels in a product data feed to:

  1.  A)  Add supplemental image URLs
  2.  B)  Provide additional description information for shoppers in search results
  3.  C)  Submit product brand descriptions
  4.  D)  Tag products you’d like to group in a Shopping campaign by values of your choosing

 

34)

In Google Merchant Center, a target country is the country where:

  1.  A)  The products are manufactured
  2.  B)  The retailer is located
  3.  C)  The products are sold and will be shipped to
  4.  D)  The products are shipped from

 

35)

Google Merchant Center can be used to:

  1.  A)  View competitive benchmarks for Shopping campaigns
  2.  B)  Set campaign priority for products
  3.  C)  Update mobile bids for products
  4.  D)  Manage shipping settings for a store

 

36)

Why is it best practice to set a bid for the “everything else in all products” product group

  1.  A)  To control the websites on which your Product Listing Ads appear
  2.  B)  To make it easier to target a location for certain products
  3.  C)  To include items not part of other product groups in your campaign
  4.  D)  To be able to have one product group for mobile devices

 

37)

Catherine is preparing to release a new line of toys that’s currently available for pre-order only on the landing page. Why is Catherine’s data feed getting disapproved for incorrect availability?

  1.  A)  The ‘availability’ attribute is set as ‘out of stock’
  2.  B)  The ‘availability date’ attribute is set as the toys’ release date
  3.  C)  The ‘availability’ attribute is set as ‘in stock’
  4.  D)  The ‘availability’ attribute is set as ‘preorder’

 

38)

Shopping campaigns use:

  1.  A)  Ads promoting local and nearby services
  2.  B)  Product Listing Ads created from product data in Google Merchant Center
  3.  C)  A combination of text ads and Product Listing Ads that appear on Google.com/shopping
  4.  D)  Keyword-targeted rich media ads

 

39)

In order to offer products in different countries, you should:

  1.  A)  Always set prices in USD
  2.  B)  List the products in the local language
  3.  C)  Use the same landing pages globally
  4.  D)  Use one feed for all products

 

40)

What information do you need to enter in Google Merchant Center to create a Shopping campaign?

  1.  A)  Business address
  2.  B)  Promotion text
  3.  C)  Local business data feed
  4.  D)  Verified and claimed website URL

 

41)

The attribute ‘identifier exists’ and value ‘FALSE’ should be used for:

  1.  A)  Custom-made clothing
  2.  B)  Items as part of a bundle
  3.  C)  New books for pre-order
  4.  D)  Used electronics

 

42)

Campaign priority should be used when:

  1.  A)  You have multiple campaigns advertising the same products
  2.  B)  You want to separate your inventory by brand
  3.  C)  You want to lower the bid for a product group
  4.  D)  You have multiple sales to promote within the same campaign

 

43)

Multi-client accounts (MCAs) in Google Merchant Center allows advertisers to easily:

  1.  A)  Grant users access to specific sub-accounts
  2.  B)  Manage multiple domains with a single sign in
  3.  C)  Submit to multiple sub-accounts using a single FTP account
  4.  D)  All of these choices

 

44)

Product Listing Ads can be targeted to:

  1.  A)  All countries where AdWords is available
  2.  B)  Only countries where Google.com/shopping is available
  3.  C)  Select countries, listed in Google Merchant Center and AdWords Help Centers
  4.  D)  North America only

 

45)

Custom labels can be a great way for you to:

  1.  A)  Set the country in which your products will be sold
  2.  B)  Tell Google Merchant Center what products to avoid when uploading data
  3.  C)  Subdivide products into specific product groups in AdWords
  4.  D)  Identify the shipping method used for your products

 

46)

Which is a required attribute when submitting a product to Google Merchant Center?

  1.  A)  Availability date
  2.  B)  Mobile landing page URL
  3.  C)  Title
  4.  D)  Additional image URLs

 

47)

What’s the best way to indicate in a feed that a product is on sale for a limited time?

  1.  A)  Update the description of that specific item
  2.  B)  Upload the same item twice, once with a lower price
  3.  C)  Include “SALE” in the title of the item
  4.  D)  Use the ‘sale price’ attribute

 

48)

At which level can you add promotional text to Product Listing Ads?

  1.  A)  Ad group
  2.  B)  Both ad group and product group
  3.  C)  Campaign
  4.  D)  Product group

 

49)

May is in the process of expanding her store to support more territories. May’s Google Merchant Center account was suspended after adding new data feeds. Why was her account suspended?

  1.  A)  The data feeds weren’t updated for 10 days
  2.  B)  The data feed includes products with the availability status ‘out of stock’
  3.  C)  The language on the landing pages doesn’t match the language of the target country
  4.  D)  The shipping attributes for a small number of items have different pricing than the default shipping at the account level

 

50)

Ricky is an online golf equipment merchant who just created a new Google Merchant Center account. When Ricky creates his first data feed, he must add unique product identifiers for his products. Which combination of ‘gtin’, ‘mpn’, and ‘brand’ is valid?

  1.  A)  Only ‘mpn’ is required
  2.  B)  Both ‘gtin’ and ‘mpn’ must be included
  3.  C)  Two identifiers from ‘gtin’, ‘mpn,’ and ‘brand’ must be used
  4.  D)  Only ‘brand’ is required

 

51)

How are product groups used in Shopping campaigns?

  1.  A)  To bundle items sold as a package, like a camera and tripod stand
  2.  B)  To organize products within a data feed
  3.  C)  To bid on organized inventory in an ad group
  4.  D)  To create a list of keywords used to target Product Listing Ads to shoppers

 

52)

Which AdWords campaign settings should Sarah choose in order to sell products to California residents only?

  1.  A)  Set the country of sale to United States and location to California
  2.  B)  Set the country of sale to United States or set the location to California
  3.  C)  Set the country of sale to United States
  4.  D)  Set the location to California

 

53)

Brian is expanding his store to include antique goods. What should he do if there isn’t a unique product identifier available?

  1.  A)  Leave all unique product identifiers blank
  2.  B)  Use the exemption attribute ‘identifier exists’
  3.  C)  Add ‘unique’ to the ‘brand’ attribute
  4.  D)  Include the word ‘antique’ in the titles of all products

 

54)

Suzie owns an apparel store and has decided to sell her products online. When Suzie creates a Google Merchant Center data feed, what unique product identifiers will be accepted?

  1.  A)  gtin’ Only
  2.  B)  mpn’ and ‘gtin’
  3.  C)  jan’ and ‘gtin’
  4.  D)  gtin’ and ‘brand’

 

55)

You’re currently targeting all inventory in one campaign through an “All products” group. How should you find campaign optimization opportunities?

 

  1.  A)  Segment performance by various shopping views in the “Dimensions” tab
  2.  B)  See query-level product performance in the “Keywords” tab
  3.  C)  Understand which creatives perform best in the “Ads” tab
  4.  D)  Check impressions for each product in Merchant Center

 

56)

To maintain an active data feed, you must update the feed ever:

  1.  A)  24 hours
  2.  B)  6 months
  3.  C)  30 days
  4.  D)  1 year

 

57)

Matt is preparing for his store’s big holiday sale. What should Matt do to make sure the products that are on sale are organized on Google Shopping?

  1.  A)  Use a custom label to denote items included on the holiday sale
  2.  B)  Add “holiday” to the attribute title for sale items
  3.  C)  Change the brand attribute of sale items to “holiday”
  4.  D)  Watermark images with “holiday”

 

58)

How should Chris estimate how a different bid amount would impact his store’s online traffic?

  1.  A)  Use the Bid Simulator tool
  2.  B)  Download campaign performance data
  3.  C)  Check the “Diagnostics” tab in Google Merchant Center
  4.  D)  Review the benchmark cost-per-click (CPC) Information in AdWords

 

59)

Which email contact does Google use to notify merchants about account warnings

  1.  A)  AdWords primary contact
  2.  B)  Google Merchant Center technical contact
  3.  C)  Both Google Merchant Center technical contact and primary contact
  4.  D)  Google Merchant Center primary contact

 

60)

How can Helen provide free shipping for a small group of promotional products?

  1.  A)  Remove all shipping options from the Google Merchant Center account
  2.  B)  Add “Free Shipping” to the Shopping campaign promotional text
  3.  C)  Set the default shipping for all products to a flat rate of $0.00
  4.  D)  Update the shipping attribute to a fixed delivery price of $0.00 for only the promotional products

 

61)

For a Shopping campaign, you can use AdWords to:

  1.  A)  Submit product information
  2.  B)  Manage ad group bids
  3.  C)  Upload additional product images
  4.  D)  Manage and validate a website URL

 

62)

Product Listing Ads can appear on:

  1.  A)  Google Shopping only
  2.  B)  Google Search and Google Shopping
  3.  C)  AdMob Network only
  4.  D)  Google Search only

 

63)

According to Google Shopping Policies, what can be included in promotional text

  1.  A)  Product information taken from the data feed
  2.  B)  Text created from keyword insertion
  3.  C)  Text highlighting a special offer on specific products
  4.  D)  Repetition of words and phrases

 

64)

What is the best practice to reduce the processing time of a new feed?

  1.  A)  Divide the products into multiple data feed segments
  2.  B)  Upload both xml and csv files of the same products
  3.  C)  Submit the feed at midnight
  4.  D)  Create a new Google Merchant Center account for each new AdWords campaign

 

65)

How can you lose your claimed URL?

  1.  A)  Your website is updated but includes the same identifying meta tag or HTML file
  2.  B)  You remove all data feeds from your Merchant Center account
  3.  C)  Another authorized owner of the website successfully verifies and claims your website URL
  4.  D)  Your claimed URL authorization expired from Webmaster tools

 

66)

Jane is planning to add a popular brand of watches to her online store. To help differentiate her products from her competitors, Jane should do which of the following:

  1.  A)  Include bundled accessories in the product image
  2.  B)  Chnage the price on the ad to be lower than the actual price
  3.  C)  Use promotional text to highlight any deals
  4.  D)  Include her store name on all watch images

 

67)

If Sam doesn’t enable conversion tracking for his Shopping campaigns, which bidding option below will be available to him?

  1.  A)  Maximmum cost-per-click (max. CPC) bidding
  2.  B)  Target cost-per-acquisition (target CPA) bidding
  3.  C)  Maximum cost-per-acquisition (max. CPA) bidding
  4.  D)  Enhanced cost-per-click (ECPC) bidding

 

68)

You want to prevent your ads from appearing for certain search terms. How would you do it?

  1.  A)  Remove the related search terms from your product titles in your product data
  2.  B)  Put shorter descriptions in your product data
  3.  C)  Remove products from your product data
  4.  D)  Add negative keywords to your campaign or ad group

 

69)

How could you increase the number of conversions your Shopping campaign receives for about the same total cost?

  1.  A)  Decrease bids for product groups with a low cost per conversion, and increase bids for product groups with a high cost per conversion
  2.  B)  Increase bids for product groups with a low cost per conversion, and decrease bids for product groups with a high cost per conversion
  3.  C)  Remove product group subdivisions and bid on broader groups of products
  4.  D)  Increase your campaign priority

 

70)

Shopping Ads can be targeted to:

  1.  A)  All countries where AdWords is available
  2.  B)  Only countries where Google.com/shopping is available
  3.  C)  Select countries, listed in Google Merchant Center and AdWords Help Centers
  4.  D)  North America only

 

71)

What should Brian take into account when optimizing the ‘title’ attribute for his new line of bicycles?

  1.  A)  Add additional keywords at the end of the title
  2.  B)  Include relevant attributes in the title such as brand, size, and color
  3.  C)  Use special characters such as exclamation points
  4.  D)  Include the bike style name only

 

72)

Shopping ads should be used for:

  1.  A)  Promoting products online
  2.  B)  Driving phone calls to a business
  3.  C)  Promoting brands
  4.  D)  Promoting services

 

73)

Which devices can Shopping Ads appear on?

  1.  A)  Tablets and desktops
  2.  B)  Mobile phone and desktops
  3.  C)  Mobile phones
  4.  D)  Tablets, mobile phones, and desktops

 

What should Brian take into account when optimizing the ‘title’ attribute for his new line of bicycles?

  1. A) Use special characters such as exclamation points
  2. B) Include the bike style name only
  3. C) Add additional keywords at the end of the title
  4. D) Include relevant attributes in the title such as brand, size, and color

 

Ben is creating product images. A common best practice is to:

  1. A) Display the merchant website name over all images
  2. B) Ensure all images are high-quality
  3. C) Include all varieties of a product in one image
  4. D) Include brand names in the images

 

Shopping campaigns use:

Ads promoting local and nearby services

Keyword-targeted rich media ads

Shopping ads created from product data in Google Merchant Center

A combination of text ads and Shopping ads formats

 

 

 

 

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