Import business location data

Import business location data

Set up an automated feed for your location data by integrating with the Google My Business public API.
Important

Not everyone has this feature yet. If you don’t, don’t worry - it’s coming soon!

Location Extensions in Microsoft Advertising are managed manually, so many use the API, Microsoft Advertising Editor, or bulk update to update Location Extensions in bulk every few weeks. To make it easier, you can set up an automated feed for your location data by linking your Microsoft Advertising account to your Google My Business account. If you use Location Extensions or Local Inventory Ads, read on to learn how to set up an automated feed for your business location data.

At a glance

  • Automate Location Extension management. Stop manually managing Location Extensions.
  • Leverage additional data from Google My Business for more products.
  • Get accurate location data already verified via Google My Business.
How do I set up the automated business data feed?expando image

Before you get started, here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • The automated feed can only be set up in the UI and you only manage association of Location Extensions in the ad extensions tab. The grid in the Shared Library > Business Data > Business location feed will only display location feed items that have been imported into Microsoft Advertising from Google My Business. If the location is deleted in Google My Business, it will be deleted in Microsoft Advertising as well.
  • Once the automated business data feed is set up, the data is refreshed every 24 hours.
  1. Click Shared Library in the left navigation pane (or from the global menu, click Tools > Business data.)
  2. Click Business Data and click Business location feed.
  3. Click Import and sign in to your Google My Business account.
  4. Select the account you want to import.
  5. Optional: Filter import details. When you add a filter, only locations that meet the conditions will be imported to Microsoft Advertising.
  6. Click Import.
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By deleting the link to your Google My Business account, you'll also be deleting your automated feed set-up. Until you link another Google My Business account, you'll continue to see the previous data, which will continue to be active. If you unlink your account and link to a new one, the previous location data will continue to appear (with a "Deleted" status), along with the new feed data.

  1. Click Shared Library in the left navigation pane (or from the global menu, click Tools > Business data.)
  2. Click Business Data and click Business location feed.
  3. Click Delete next to your Google My Business account information.
  4. Click OK.
How do I create Location Extension associations with my business location data? expando image
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  1. From the main menu on the left, click All campaigns.
  2. From the page menu, click Ads & extensions.
  3. From the top of the page, click Extensions.
  4. If not already selected, click Location Extensions and select Account.
  5. Click Create ad extension.
  6. Select the Location Extension you want to add from the Available Location Extensions list and and click on +.
  7. Click Save.
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  1. Click Campaigns at the top of the page.
  2. Click All Campaigns in the left navigation page.
  3. Click the Ad Extensions tab.
  4. If not already selected, click Location Extension and then Account.
  5. Click Create ad extension.
  6. Select the Location Extension you want to add from the Available Location Extensions list and click on the >> icon.
  7. Click Save.
Note

Please note that you can also create Location Extension associations under Account, Campaign, or Ad group.

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