Export Google Docs to Shopify
How to Export Google Docs to Shopify in 4 Steps
With nearly a million stores living on the ecommerce platform, it’s hard to argue that Shopify hasn’t had a huge hand in the digital revolution.
Which raises a question:
If investment in the worlds of both ecommerce and content marketing are on the up, then why is it still so tricky to export from Google Docs to Shopify in a manner that is clean, consistent, and scalable?
Manually transferring content from a Google Doc to Shopify involves a whole lot of time wasted reformatting, adding meta descriptions and alt tags, and resizing images to make sure your Shopify site loads quickly.
Surely there’s a better way?
Perhaps some form of automation platform that connects your Google Workspace account to the Shopify app and eliminates the need for frustrating manual work?
Step 1. Write and Collaborate in Google Docs
Step one: just do what you’re already doing.
We don’t want you changing up your content creation process here, the whole point is to make turning Google Docs into Shopify data easy.
So, write your blog post in Docs as you normally would, review it, edit it, and optimize it for search.
Step 2. Connect Google Docs to Your Shopify Account
Before we can import from Google Docs to Shopify, we need to get the two connected.
Using Wordable, connect your Google account to Shopify (you may need to be logged in as a Shopify admin to approve this) in just a few clicks:
While you’re at it, you might as well connect your Google account to all of the other platforms you’re publishing content to, such as Medium or Contentful.
Step 3. Apply Transformations
Now that our Google and Shopify accounts are well acquainted, it’s time to get our content spick and span.
Wordable automatically applies basic content formatting to remove messy HTML code, but you’ll also have the opportunity to:
- Shrink images sizes (so your pages load quickly)
- Insert alt text for images (gives search engines more information about your product image)
- Add a meta description
- Set links to open in a new tab
By the way, if you’ve not done this before, this is the stuff that takes way too long when uploading a post to your Shopify.
On average, it takes about an hour to format all of this stuff manually. And that’s just for one piece of content.
Publish 20 pieces of content a month, and you’ve lost half a week just making sure everything looks as pretty as your Shopify theme.
Step 4. Click “Export Now” and Voila, Your Post is Ready
Yes, it’s as easy as that.
Once you’ve told Wordable which content transformations you wish to apply, the rest is taken care of, and your content is live!
No need to set up a tricky Shopify API or connect a Zapier workaround that breaks 9/10 times.
Just sign up for Wordable, connect Google Docs to Shopify, apply your desired content transformations, and hit publish, it’s that easy to move to Shopify.
Still have a question or two? Find your answer below:
How do I link a Google Sheet to Shopify?
Unfortunately there is no native Google Sheets integration from Shopify, and it’s not a feature that Wordable currently offers.
You can, however, link Shopify with a Google spreadsheet using Zapier.
It’s a pretty simple process:
- Connect and authenticate Google and Zapier
- Determine which app will be the trigger (whether changes in your Google sheets spreadsheet affect Shopify, or whether changes in Shopify, such as a new order from a customer, are applied to the sheet)
- Assign a resulting action
- Choose the specific data points you want to transfer from one tool to another
Why is my Shopify store not on Google?
If your site is less than 90 days old, it’s probably because it hasn’t been crawled by Google yet,
If, though, you’re finding that some of the pages on your website (such as the content you’ve just published) aren’t showing up in Google searches, it could be that you aren’t focusing on the right content analysis variables.
Does Google Docs have a blog template?
No, Google Docs does not have a blog template, primarily because blogs tend to vary in format and style.
The best practice here is to create your own blog template in Google Docs, and then create a copy of this each time you sit down to write a new post.
Why Should You Connect Google Docs to Shopify?
You should connect your Google Docs account to Shopify using Wordable because it saves you a ton of time.
Let’s do a little math to explain (I know, I know).
It takes an average of one hour to format and upload an article to Shopify.
If you’re publishing content at scale, you’re probably doing 20 or more blog posts a month, which is 20 hours down the drain.
Valuing your time at a conservative $25 per hour, you’re throwing $6000 away each year doing this.
$24k if you’re a content agency charging $100 an hour.