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Getting store name listed if a user filters at store level
MadeWillis




msg:3761442
 5:45 pm on Oct 8, 2008 (gmt 0)

Does anyone have any idea how to get a store name to appear in the section at the bottom of the shopping results page?

I can see that they limit this at 42 store names, but even when there are less my store name does not appear.

My listings show up in all 3 product spots in the normal Google results (a search with 30 million + results), but if I look at the shopping results page, my store name does not appear in the refine search section at the bottom. I run several feeds and notice the same thing across the board. I've been running the feeds for several years. Is there a field that I cold be missing from my feed?

Does Google treat feeds that are scheduled to renew differently than feeds that are manually uploaded each month?

Thanks

 

roscoepico




msg:3761553
 8:43 pm on Oct 8, 2008 (gmt 0)

Made, I have tried to trigger the store listing on the bottom more times then I care to count. I can get it to come up for some products and not for others, this tells me I am not missing a field. Are you able to trigger it for any of your products?

As for treatment of feeds, I have seen no indication of preferential treatment being given to feeds that are scheduled to renew over feeds that might be uploaded once a month. Why do I say this? I had a feed ranking extremely well across many products and keywords, I let it be for 29 days. I then updated it, the results were the same. Have you seen differently?

MadeWillis




msg:3762098
 2:43 pm on Oct 9, 2008 (gmt 0)

had a feed ranking extremely well across many products and keywords, I let it be for 29 days. I then updated it, the results were the same. Have you seen differently?

I can't say that I have because at this point I'm manually uploading my feeds each month. I will soon be automating this.

I can get it to come up for some products and not for others, this tells me I am not missing a field.

Perhaps adding additional optional fields could help trigger your store name. So maybe your missing any required fields, but an optional one.

I was looking through the field requirements and optional fields and I noticed one for product type and one for department. I currently use the product type field, but not the department. I'm wondering if I'm being to specific in the product type field and by adding the department I may be able to show a more general description of the product category.

I did a few searches for some of the product types I list and my store name does show for most of those, but not all. If I do a search for more general terms, my store name is not listed. Keep in mind that for the most general search term my site owns the entire first page of shopping listings. A search for this term in Google shows over 30 million results.

I'm going to test this field and see what happens.

[edited by: MadeWillis at 2:45 pm (utc) on Oct. 9, 2008]

roscoepico




msg:3762130
 3:25 pm on Oct 9, 2008 (gmt 0)

Perhaps adding additional optional fields could help trigger your store name. So maybe your missing any required fields, but an optional one.

I have tested all sorts of custom attributes, maybe it's time to add one called, "STORE NAME" :)

I was looking through the field requirements and optional fields and I noticed one for product type and one for department.

I use both fields:
examples of how I use these:

department: mens
product type: shoes

or:
department: cameras
product type: digital

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