MelissaLB - 2:31 pm on Mar 20, 2013 (gmt 0)
thanks netmeg, now i think we're getting somewhere. I'd like to understand a little more about this 'cron job' you speak of. We're heading into a territory where i feel a bit like i'm learning a new language on the fly, so bare with me.
Should I be approaching my web developers about this or my server host? who would have the access to all of this data? And to clarify, I would simply list for them the attributes that google requires for each product, so that they can create a program that pulls that information? What about the product category listings attribute, this is a place where we would manually choose the correct category, I'm not sure how this would work as our site is not set up categorically in the exact same manner that google predefine its product categories.
You mention we shold create a feed manually and then give to developers, but we already have a feed, and at this point with all 4 countries and all of our products/sizes were are talking about 80,000 lines spread over about 15 excel spreadsheets. This isnt exactly something we could recreate by starting from scratch. it would take weeks or longer.
As well, If our developers could pull this data would we have to have them pull this information on a daily basis to keep our feeds up to date or is this something that can be automated. and if so, how exactly do we submit that to google. I do apologize for the rudimentary questions, but I want to be thorough and as I mentioned, we've been clicking that manual upload button for so long now, anything else seems out of our element.
Thank you again for your valuable input.