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Question about uploading multiple similar items to froogle.
Same item, different colors.

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Msg#: 117 posted 10:46 pm on Feb 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

I sell widgets that are very unique. Although each one is similar in size the colors and patterns of colors are always different. On my site I market the items by photographing each one and displaying them.

I just did my first froogle upload and am wondering if I might draw some kind of penalty for having multiple similar items in my datafeed.

I don't think I am spamming because people always want the selection, but I also understand froogle might not interpret the information that way.

Any experiences with this anyone?





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Msg#: 117 posted 11:06 pm on Feb 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

Same item with different titles will not work. But if they are truely different in terms of size and color, I don't see why they would object.


10+ Year Member

Msg#: 117 posted 4:18 am on Feb 26, 2004 (gmt 0)


As long as you use the extended feeds to specify that each of these products are varying by size/color - that shouldn't be a problem - in fact, that's what they are for. Typically, they are used in shirts, shoes, hats etc...

Short answer: no problem



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Msg#: 117 posted 7:53 pm on Mar 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

I have a similar problem to thunderpaste's. Each of our widgets are custom made (made to measure). My current website explains that we can make a widget 'A' for our customers in a variety materials, colours, and sizes.

This approach has served us well from a customer service point of view, but from directory/search engine perspective I feel like I am being penalized. For instance, Froogle has placed my bestselling widget (a coat) in the men's apparel category, when it can be (and has been) custom fitted for women.

Here's my question: To get the most out of Froogle's service, should I consider displaying multiple versions of my widgets on my site, so that widget 'A' will appear in both the mens and womens category?

Thank you. I'm new at this.

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