Google Adwords Credit

After you pay your store's first monthly fee to Shopify, you might be eligible for a Google AdWords credit worth about $75 USD – the value varies by country.

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Want to learn more about using Google AdWords Marketing to grow your business? Our how-to guide is a great place to start.

Eligible countries

The Google Adwords promotion is available to merchants in the following countries and for the following amounts:

Country Spend Get
United States 25 USD 100 USD
Canada 25 CAD 100 CAD
United Kingdom 25 GBP 75 GBP
Australia 25 AUD 100 AUD
Austria 25 EUR 75 EUR
Denmark 200 DKK 600 DKK
Finland 25 EUR 75 EUR
Germany 25 EUR 75 EUR
Greece 25 EUR 75 EUR
Indonesia 150,000 IDR 450,000 IDR
Ireland 25 EUR 75 EUR
Italy 25 EUR 75 EUR
Malaysia 50 MYR 150 MYR
New Zealand 25 NZD 100 NZD
Norway 250 NOK 750 NOK
Philippines 500 PHP 2000 PHP
Portugal 20 EUR 60 EUR
South Africa 200 ZAR 600 ZAR
Spain 25 EUR 75 EUR
Sweden 250 SEK 750 SEK
Switzerland 25 CHF 100 CHF
Thailand 500 THB 1500 THB

Redeem your AdWords credit

To redeem your AdWords credit:

  1. Log in to your Shopify admin.

  2. From your Shopify admin, click Discounts (or press G D):

    Discounts

  3. Scroll to the bottom of the Discounts page to find the section Get a Free Google AdWords Credit:

    Google adwords credit 1
  4. Click Claim your Google AdWords Coupon. A dialog window opens.

  5. Confirm your choice by clicking Claim your AdWords credit.

  6. Your AdWords credit code will appear at the bottom of the screen:

    Google adwords credit 2
  7. Highlight the code and copy it (command + c on a Mac, ctrl + c on a PC).

  8. Click Create a new AdWords account or click here.

  9. Click Start advertising online.

    Google adwords credit 3
  10. Enter the email address associated with your Google Account.

  11. In the What is your website? field, enter the Primary Domain of your store.

    Google adwords credit 5
  12. Click Continue.

  13. Complete Step 2 of the set up to customize your AdWords campaign.

  14. In Step 3, complete the billing information form and paste your AdWords credit code into the Introductory offer field:

    Google adwords credit 4

    Then click Apply.

  15. Click Save and continue and complete Step 4 in Google.

Caution

When you're setting up your AdWords campaign, make sure that your campaign budget reflects the amount that you're ready to spend. If you don't set up the parameters for your AdWords campaign properly, then you risk being charged more than you expect.

Get your code snippet

The AdWords tracking code snippet is given to you when you sign up from the Conversions page located under the Tools tab in your AdWords account.

When creating your AdWords conversion tracker, make sure you select the following options:

  • Conversion Category: Purchase/Sale
  • Markup Language: HTML
  • Conversion Value: "The value of this conversion action may vary...":
Adword conversion

The code snippet will track conversions when placed on the order status page of your Shopify website.

The code looks something like this:

Note

Sample code snippet only - DO NOT USE

<!-- Google Code for new_code Conversion Page -->
<script type="text/javascript">
/* <![CDATA[ */
var google_conversion_id = 1234567890;
var google_conversion_language = "en";
var google_conversion_format = "1";
var google_conversion_color = "ffffff";
var google_conversion_label = "Wk66CJYKwABCg6zc6wM";
var google_conversion_value = 1;
/* ]]> */
</script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="//www.googleadservices.com/pagead/conversion.js">
</script>
<noscript>
<div style="display:inline;">

<img height="1" width="1" style="border-style:none;" alt="" src="//www.googleadservices.com/pagead/conversion/1234567890/?value=1&amp;label=&amp;guid=ON&amp;script=0"/>
</div>
</noscript>

Copy your own tracking code — and not the one above — to your clipboard.

Insert the tracking code

  1. From your Shopify admin, click Settings, then click Checkout.

  2. Scroll down to the Order Processing section. In the Order Processing section, locate the Additional Content & Scripts editable text box.

    Additional content scripts
  3. In the Additional Content & Scripts editable text box, paste the code snippet you received from Google.

  4. Click Save.

Manipulating the snippet to provide real data

In the code snippet you just pasted, replace:

var google_conversion_value = 1;

With this code:

if ({{ subtotal_price }}) { var google_conversion_value = {{ subtotal_price | money_without_currency }}; }

If you prefer to include taxes and shipping in the conversion amount, use this instead of the code snippet above:

if ({{ total_price }}) { var google_conversion_value = {{ total_price | money_without_currency }}; }

We need to take care of the noscript tag as well, since customers might disable JavaScript in their browser when checking out.

Replace the following in the pixel tracking URL:

value=1

With:

value={{ subtotal_price | money_without_currency }}

Or this:

value={{ total_price | money_without_currency }}

FAQs

  • Some of my sales are not tracked. What gives?

    Keep in mind that only sales that originated with someone clicking on your ad will be recorded.

    Take note also that unless your order status page is visited after a transaction, the conversion tracking code just won't run. There will be no tracking if your customer is not returning to Shopify after a transaction has been completed using an offsite payment gateway. This is hit and miss, and sadly, there's nothing we can do to help with that, other than suggest using a fully-integrated-with-Shopify payment gateway in which case the order status page is always visited.

  • What are those values for?

    google_conversion_id: A unique value that allows Google to identify the advertiser receiving the conversion.

    google_conversion_value: A numeric value defined by the advertiser equaling the value of the conversion.

    google_conversion_label: The type of conversion that occurred (purchase, sign-up, page view, or lead).

    google_conversion_language: The language of the conversion tracking Google Site Stats text that appears on your website.

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