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Froogle optimization?
my very specific keyword isn't showing up

10+ Year Member

Msg#: 32 posted 11:06 pm on Apr 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

So my Froogle data feed was finally

The listings, however - were quite surprising.
In the first page of results, only one of my products
was listed on the page for a rather specific keyword.

About 5 products listed above mine didn't even have
the 2-word phrase at ALL in the description.

What gives?
Does Froogle look at the referring url for the
product and decide based upon that, or strictly on
the description you specify in the datafeed?

I've gone and optimized my previously unoptimized product
pages, so we'll see if that helps any.




10+ Year Member

Msg#: 32 posted 7:32 am on Apr 2, 2003 (gmt 0)


A simple change in the 'name' of the product
to the exact 2-keyword phrase has put one of
my -other- products on the front page.

However, about 5 other products are still
listed above mine that don't even contain
the 2-keyword phrase.

Who konws -

I've gone and changed the linked page itself to
see if this helps -
I'll keep you guys updated.

Thank goodness freshbot updates faster than google's



10+ Year Member

Msg#: 32 posted 8:39 am on Apr 2, 2003 (gmt 0)


What you need to do to be included in Froogle? How long it took until you were accepted? Have you got any results by now?


10+ Year Member

Msg#: 32 posted 6:21 pm on Apr 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

Well, I simply submitted a data-feed.

For the longest time I never got listed until
I finally emailed them for some help - turned
out my tab-delimited file wasn't formatted quite
right so I got that fixed.

Once it was fixed - my products were listed in less than 2 days. Another note: I updated my data feed after seeing
my results and it updated within a day. Quite nice.

Current Status:
Search for "Product Name" (2 words, fairly specific)
I am ranked #8
#'s 1,4,5 are real competitors who beat me out
#'s 2,3,6,7 have only ONE of the 2 words from the keyword
phrase in them (or both words, but not right together).

Very annoying. It seems froogle doesn't look at phrases
properly or something.

Also, My products were not placed into categories at
all - I've heard of other users complaining about this.

Any tips?



WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

Msg#: 32 posted 6:45 pm on Apr 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

Remember they are still beta testing froogle, so I'm sure as with any beta test there are bugs.

From what I've gathered, there is not much traffic to be garnered as of present either, but that may change when froogle hits the main stream.


10+ Year Member

Msg#: 32 posted 6:27 pm on Apr 3, 2003 (gmt 0)


I have linked my products to new static
pages that are FAR more keyword-targeted.
(title tags, H1's, alt tags, etc).

Absolutely no change in my Froogle ranking for

It may just take some time before Froogle
intelligently lists the products.

Maybe I'm missing something?

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