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Does anyone use Google Products (Base / Froogle) with success?

Is it worth the time to set it up?

     
2:01 pm on Dec 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I've got an ecommerce store. I'm trying to figure out if I should spend time getting Google Products / Base / Froogle (whatever it's called) set up for all my products. Sounds like a lot of work and a huge question mark if it will bring in sales.

Does anyone have experience, good or bad? Could save me a lot of time, or make me a lot of money!

Thanks guys

6:44 pm on Mar 11, 2009 (gmt 0)

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hubie: if you have your products in any kind of database, the XML feed to upload via FTP is set up within 4-5 hours and it CAN be worth it!

P!

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In my little niche google base listings are very, very prominent in the organic serps for the past months. I submitted a test-file a few weeks ago, but the only sales I made comprised some outdated colours of my widgets.

For the major brand I target, we are one of the top-sellers over the whole internet, but google constantly refuses to give me the adequate listings in google base;)

This is particularly annoying for the customers, because those sellers, who do get listed, only sell the stuff in whole packages of 12 items whereas we sell single widgets, and for the products I investigated, we are definietly the cheapest.

Was I just late? Should I try to optimmize my product descriptions? At least optimize ONE of the 200 items for this ONE brand-manufacturer? How?

I thought google would compare prices according to the manufacturer's product-codes (EAN here in Europe). Do my "competitors" use some faked codes?

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One thing that I found to be useful is to add the phrase "in stock" to the end of each title.
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One thing that I found to be useful is to add the phrase "in stock" to the end of each title.

... not a bad idea ... not a bad idea at all. :)

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I decided to check out this service and searched on a widget I personally developed and make that is unique to my biz and that I do well with. What do I find but someone not only using all my pages of text but actually claiming to be selling the widget in question. Wow. So this service is definitely good for finding people who are ripping you off.
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