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Setting a feed on froogle - is it a must?
Setting a feed on froogle - is it a must?
plasticangel




msg:1529895
 5:01 pm on Apr 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

Hey guys.

I understand that there are two ways to get into froogle, first is to just let the nice google/froogle bot to crawl your shop, and second way is the submit a feed.

I understand that submitting a feed isn't a must, but my question is if the products that i'm offering will be on froogle just with a regular crawl of his bot, without submiting any feed, will it'll be the same with the ranking?

What i mean is, submiting a feed just get you in if you are having probs getting in using the crawl, or it also might help you to get a higher spots.

Thanks.

 

mcavic




msg:1529896
 9:00 pm on Apr 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

As far as I know, it won't help your ranking, just get you in faster, and keep your content fresh. After uploading your feed, updates happen in 1 or 2 days.

I have two sites with feeds, and just tried some searches... for words that are in the title the site comes up in the top three, but for words that aren't in the title, it comes up around #11.

AmericanBulldog




msg:1529897
 9:05 pm on Apr 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

Is anyone tracking traffic from froogle? I rememeber a huge deal being made about it's roll-out, what is the status of it's use after a few months?

I have never been to froogle to search, I'm always happy with Google.

mcavic




msg:1529898
 9:18 pm on Apr 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

I'm still not getting much traffic from it - only 9 hits in March. I haven't used it much for real searches, but it seems to be working fine.

Edouard_H




msg:1529899
 9:27 pm on Apr 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

Three items submitted via the feed: #1, 2, 3 (searching by "all products regardless of store") - same items listed via googlebot: #41, 42, 43. The descriptions and prices are far more accurate in the feed results and I think that does help ranking. The crawled results often show stock numbers and impertinent page content as description and sometimes pick up gift wrap price as item price, etc.

HOWEVER, still waiting for significant traffic from Froogle.

mrguy




msg:1529900
 9:45 pm on Apr 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

Froogle is still undergoing a lot of work.

I would not expect to see any traffic from it until it is out of beta and launched.

plasticangel




msg:1529901
 10:49 pm on Apr 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

Guys, you are saying that the setup a feed won't help the ranking, so why for so many terms yahoo stores alaways taking the first spots?

Chris_R




msg:1529902
 11:41 pm on Apr 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

Because there are a lot of yahoo stores.

bcc1234




msg:1529903
 11:54 pm on Apr 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

I got one or two orders from froogle.
Still only about 2-5 refs per day.

mrguy




msg:1529904
 12:19 am on Apr 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

Before I set up my feed, I was nowhere to be found.

Now, I'm number #1 for my selected phrases.

I think since it is still in beta and they needed stuff to work with, they grabbed stuff from the web.

In my opinion, I think if you submit a feed, you will place much higher in the ranks.

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