♥geoffreywalton Posted March 27, 2010 Share Posted March 27, 2010 Google Base Feeds Google have just announced you have to prove you "own" the url from which a feed comes from. From May 18, 2010, you will not be able to submit any product listings unless you have previously claimed your Website URL. So have a look at their write up Whilst I was updating a site I thought a little guide might be of help so here it is. Steps to carry out before installing the contribution. 1. Register an account in the Google Merchant Centre. 2. "Verify and Claim" your url, as part of this you have to either put a file in the root of your site or add some code to index.php, but just follow the instructions.. 3. Add a download and remember the name of the file you used as you need it to add to your .htaccess file during the installation. Note this is where you can set up a schedule of uploads but not yet. 4. Click on Edit next to the name of the the feed. Googlebase, Text, Autodetect, Tab normally works. 6. Click on Settings >> General, now you can enter some basic account information. Then install the contribution. Set the parameters to true for any extra fields you want to appear on the feed. There may well be some default values you need to set as well. If you need any of these set "optional_sec" to false if you are not going to use them. You can see what is "sent" to google by entering www.yoursite.com/googlebase.php Now go back to the google merchant centre and schedule the upload. Basic Monitoring: When an upload has happened you should go to http://www.google.com/merchants/merchantdashboard and click on <Datafeeds>. Click on the name of the feed to see the "Feed Status" and any errors in it. Click on My Products >> Data Quality to see if there are any other errors. Hope that helps some of you. Geoffrey FrostyFred 1 Quote Need help installing add ons/contributions, cleaning a hacked site or a bespoke development, check my profile Virus Threat Scanner My Contributions Basic install answers. Click here for Contributions / Add Ons. UK your site. Site Move. Basic design info. For links mentioned in old answers that are no longer here follow this link Useful Threads. If this post was useful, click the Like This button over there ======>>>>>. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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