Magento Google Shopping Setup aka Google Base aka Google Content aka Google Merchant

Here's a quick (and hopefully easy) tutorial on how to properly setup Magento with Google Base aka "Google Shopping" or "Google Content" .

I know there is very limited help for Google Base/Shopping for Magento Community Edition 1.6 and 1.7 (and nothing official exists on any lower versions)...

The interested fact is, Magento is knowingly supplying a broken extension with 1.6 and 1.7--i.e. there is no way it will work unless you hack the core code; as we will below.

Hopefully, the community edition will get a working extension soon, just like the Magento Go version.

Anyhow... on to self help!

Tags: magento google

Magento Google Analytics goals setup

Ok... let's get right into it...

We'll assume you already have google analytics setup and working with magento...

So... we want to add Google Analytics Goals so we can track what people are doing at the different steps of checkout.

Alright... here we go...

  1. Log into your Google Analytics account
  2. Click "Admin" at the top right (of the new version of Google Analytics)
  3. Click the name of your domain
  4. Click "Goals" tab--towards the middle of page
  5. Click one of the non used "+ Goal" links
  6. Now we fill in all the info...

Tags: magento google analytics