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Froogle Data Feed
When and when....

 11:05 pm on Dec 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

On the Froogle website all that is on there is.

The data feed will need to be in a tab-delimited file; we will send you a more detailed description. You will be able to upload it daily, weekly, or monthly.

What about every hour.... I have products that change price every 20 min at some points.... Anyone know about this.... I would to have my server update my feed every hour.... I have a script that will make the feed and do the updates but I just want to make sute that I can do it when ever it is needed!



 11:10 pm on Dec 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

You need to wait several hours before writing over the feed.

From the Foogle Data feed instructions:

You cannot overwrite your own file for a short period after you upload a file, so you should wait a few hours before attempting to send in a new file.


 11:25 pm on Dec 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

Froogle does say that sending more than one data-feed a day might be rejected. I have not had a problem with that. I agree with pmac, it does take normally several hours for the updates to occur. Oh by the way, if you drop a particular product or service, that is, not include it in your next data-feed, it may take several days to go away (if not more). Keep that in mind as consumers do not like "file not found" errors if you have removed pages.



 11:35 pm on Dec 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

So to make a long story short every 4 hours should be ok....


 12:15 am on Dec 13, 2003 (gmt 0)

Can't say for sure. I have not tried any more than two a day. In my particular case no more were required. Might be worth trying, though.



 3:40 am on Dec 13, 2003 (gmt 0)

I believe Froogle takes 24 hours or so to update.


 5:19 am on Dec 13, 2003 (gmt 0)

mcavic, I tend to agree. I tried to upload a feed file slightly less than 24 hours and it got rejected. Just to be safe, I'm setting my cron job to activate every 48 hours.


 6:18 pm on Dec 18, 2003 (gmt 0)

Froogle does update every 24 hours, i guess this may be go longer in future.

The ftp allow us to upload once and you can not retry/overwrite until few hours. We can udpate again only when the file is moved by froogle system to other processing area.


[edited by: oilman at 7:45 pm (utc) on Dec. 18, 2003]
[edit reason] no urls please [/edit]


 7:30 pm on Dec 18, 2003 (gmt 0)

How do you know if a feed is rejected? I submitted one a couple of days ago and I still haven't recieved an email telling me if it was accepted or not. Any ideas? Also what would be a reason for a feed to get rejected?


 7:37 pm on Dec 18, 2003 (gmt 0)

They will email you and let you know either way. it could be rejected for a number of reasons, improper formatting, feed details don't match content on page, affiliate site and so on.


 7:40 pm on Dec 18, 2003 (gmt 0)

Thanks for the quick reply pmac. How long does it usually take to get an email?


 7:49 pm on Dec 18, 2003 (gmt 0)

2-3 business days.

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