- Google Shopping Presentation and FTP Server Update - Mar 6, 2013
I gave a presentation on Google Shopping Strategies this afternoon that you may find interesting. You can read the presentation slides and notes on our website: Google Shopping Strategies Presentation. This webinar was hosted by 1Choice4YourStore's Group SEO Coaching program.
You may... Read More
- Google Taxonomy Update - Jan 25, 2013
Google made major revisions to their US product taxonomy last night.
Many google product categories were deleted, and new ones added.
Our system flagged the items with deleted categories as errors this morning. If your feed is configured to
filter items with errors,
then those listings... Read More
- Product Categorization Service - Jan 1, 2013
We now have the ability to individually categorize your products for each shopping engine. For an additional fee, you can let us do this time-consuming categorization work for you. You can benefit from better results and peace of mind knowing that your products are categorized... Read More
- Google Shopping Optimized Bidding by Price Range - Dec 20, 2012
Are you bidding the same price for clicks on your $10.00 items as your $200.00 items? If you bid too high, it may be too costly to sell the $10.00 item, and if you bid too low, you may miss sales opportunities on the $200.00 item.
Our new Google Shopping Price Breaks Setup is an easy... Read More
- Shopzilla Feeds Upgraded - Nov 10, 2012
For our customers with feeds to Shopzilla, we have upgraded your Shopzilla feeds to the latest specifications. We carried over any filters and feed settings you had customized. The new file is uploaded as a zip file.
This upgrade does not require any action on your part. The updated... Read More
- Google Shopping Free Listings Ended - Oct 22, 2012
On October 17th, Google officially terminated free listings on Google Product Search. The easiest way to list your items in Google Shopping now is via Product Listing Ads, which are pay-per-click ads automatically generated from your product data feed to Google Merchant Center.
Setting up... Read More
- Google Feeds Disapproved Error - Sep 17, 2012
Due to an error in the Google feeds from our system, your Google feed may have been disapproved since Saturday morning, 9/15/2012, around 10 AM EST. We corrected the error and resubmitted all the Google feeds this morning, 9/17/2012, around 10 AM EST. There is no need to take any action; we... Read More
- Podcast of Radio Show - Big Changes at Google Shopping - Sep 11, 2012
We had many requests for the online recording (podcast) of the radio show. Here is the link:
Big Changes at Google Shopping, eCom Experts, Sep. 10, 2012
Thanks for listening!
- Radio Show - Big Changes at Google Shopping - Sep 10, 2012
Join me today at 6:00 PM Eastern on the radio show Ecom Experts to learn all about the changes to Google Shopping:
What is changing at Google Shopping?
When will the change occur?
Why is Google making these changes?
How will these changes affect merchants?
How do new merchants get... Read More
- BigCommerce Google and Bing Shopping Feeds Available Now - Sep 10, 2012
As of today, our BigCommerce feed service is officially released and out of 'Beta' testing phase. The service includes BigCommerce feeds to Bing Shopping, Google Product Search, Shopzilla, TheFind, and many other shopping engines.
To get started, please see our BigCommerce Shopping Feeds... Read More
- New Promotions and Offers - Sep 7, 2012
We are excited to provide you with some exclusive promotions and offers from some vendors who can help you increase your sales. We have compiled these in a new section of our support site called
Promotions and Offers.
Here is a summary:
CPC Strategy - Shopping Comparison Management... Read More
- International Google Feeds - Aug 25, 2012
We now offer automatic currency conversion, which gives you an easy way to submit your English-language product listings to Google Shopping UK, Australia, and Switzerland. No language translation is necessary for these countries!
In order to meet the local currency requirements, you simply... Read More
- Analytics Tracking Codes - Jul 31, 2012
We have pre-configured the 'adwords_redirect' and 'adwords_queryparam' fields of all Google Shopping feeds. This allows you to track additional information about the source of your clicks with Google Analytics.
This change was made automatically, and you do not need to do anything. If you... Read More
- TheFind Feed Upgrade for Glimpse - Jul 20, 2012
We have upgraded all TheFind feeds to the latest specifications from TheFind. There is no need to take any action, the change is automatic and backward-compatible.
The new feed template includes the Direct_URL attribute. This field contains the URL of your product without any tracking... Read More
- GoShopping is Defunct - Jul 18, 2012
The GoShopping shopping search engine appears to be defunct. Searches are no longer working on the site and nobody is replying to their contact form or email address.
We came to this conclusion on July 9th, and immediately suspended all charges for your GoShopping feeds.
We investigated... Read More
- Product Listing Ads Campaign Quick Signup - Jun 29, 2012
Today, Google came out with a new Quick Signup form for the Adwords Product Listing Ads (PLAs) for Google Shopping. If you have not started with PLAs yet, then it just takes just three steps to set up an initial campaign.
To get started, simply go to the Google Merchant Account: Adwords... Read More
- New Feed to Catalog-On-Demand with 6 Months Free Trial - Jun 21, 2012
We now support data feeds from your store to Catalog-On-Demand!
Catalog-On-Demand® creates printable PDFs of your product catalog. It works as a web-based service that uses a daily data feed from our system. You can use the PDFs on your website, in emails, or to create print catalogs. ... Read More
- 'upc' renamed to 'gtin' in Google feeds - Jun 16, 2012
We have renamed the 'upc' attribute to 'gtin' in all the Google feeds. There is no need to take any action; we are just informing you of the change.
Whatever field you had previously mapped to 'upc' will now be mapped to 'gtin'.
GTIN (Global Trade Item Number) is a superset of UPC, so... Read More
- Google Shopping to end free listings - Jun 6, 2012
Google made a major announcement on May 31st that they will be ending their free listings program and switching exclusively to a paid model sometime this Fall. Google Product Search will be renamed to Google Shopping.
Your existing Google product feed will continue to go to Google... Read More
- Invalid google_product_category is now an error - May 24, 2012
Google now treats an invalid Google Product Category as an item error.
We updated our validation rules yesterday to also treat this as an error.
If you have any items with invalid Google Product Categories, please update
them to ensure that your items are listed. Note that Google... Read More
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