Create GRIP Structure - User Guide

Convert existing campaigns into single item id product groups

This tool lets you convert existing shopping campaigns into the GRIP (GRoup of Individual Products.) structure without losing historical performance data.

What is the GRIP structure?

Before understanding the GRIP structure, it is important to understand the level at which you can bid in a shopping campaign. The lowest level you can bid at in a shopping campaign is the product group. This is similar to bidding for keywords in a search campaign but the difference is that in a shopping campaign, a product group can have 100 items or a single item. This will depend on how the product group is structured. For example, if you are selling shoes, you can choose to set the same bid for all running shoes or a different bid for each model of running shoes.

Why use the GRIP structure?

The GRIP structure enables you to create a separate product group for each item in your feed which means it lets you bid individually for each item in the feed. This is beneficial because now you don't have to set the same bid for a product that costs $50 and another that costs $250. It also lets you monitor performance and manage ROAS at a product level. If you're building a new shopping campaign, the Shopping Campaign Builder lets you create the GRIP structure in minutes. For existing shopping campaigns, you can use the Create GRIP tool.

To manage bids for campaigns that have the GRIP structure, you can use the Shopping Attribute Bidder. For more information on how the GRIP structure helps manage bids, read this blog post.

How does the tool work?

The Create GRIP tool analyses the structure of your shopping campaign and finds ad groups that have more than one item per product group. These product groups are then further split where each item gets its own product group.

How to use it?

The Create GRIP tool is a Pro and Enterprise level feature and is currently in Beta. Once released it will be available under
One-Click Optimizations -> Utility Tools. To access the tool in Beta, write to

There are four simple steps to use the tool:

  1. Select the campaign you want to create individual product groups for. The tool will analyze the campaign and show recommendations
  2. To view the new product groups that are suggested, click on the ad group name. Select the ad groups you want to create new product groups in.
  3. Check the number of new GRIPs or product groups that are going to be created.
  4. Click on Apply Changes to upload new product groups to AdWords.

The new product groups take the bid of the parent product product group that they were part of. Pro Tip: The bids can be edited in bulk using the Shopping Bidder after changes are applied.

Benefits of using the Create GRIP Tool

  • No restructuring required: It works with existing campaign structures
  • Preserves historical data: It splits out existing ad groups so historical data is not lost
  • Higher ROI: It enables you to manage bids for each product which results in better performance and higher ROI
  • Saves time: You can create thousands of products groups within minutes

This tool is currently in beta and is available in the Pro subscription plan on Optmyzr.

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