Google's Froogle (Google Base Uploads) To Require Specific Fields

Feb 6, 2007 • 8:31 am | comments (2) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Other Google Topics
 

The Google Base blog a couple weeks ago announced that they are now requiring more fields to be filled out in your Froogle feeds (Google Base feeds). For some merchants, this is not an easy task. Here are the requirements on a generic level, but there may be more if you are within a specific product category:

* brand * condition * description * expiration_date * id * image_link * link * price * product_type * title

You can learn more about each field and uploading instructions at http://base.google.com/base/products.html.

A WebmasterWorld thread shows that some merchants are not too happy with these requirements.

We have several thousand products listed. Our biggest hurdle with the new attributes - many of our items are hand crafted with no brand name or product id #. Expiration date? Only if our artists expire!

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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Comments:

Chris Beasley

02/06/2007 04:24 pm

I wonder if the change really is live now because I uploaded file in the format I had been using since Nov and they accepted it.

Aaron Shear

02/06/2007 07:50 pm

It's really not that hard, thousands of merchants have been using shopping engines for years that require the same data.

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