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We send a very regular feed to froogle for one of our clients, and looking at the logs, they don't even appear in the top 20 referrers list.
The amount of traffic we're getting from the is negligable. I don't think that the froogle phenomenon has quite yet worked it's way to the regular user yet.
I agree with BlobFisk - the average surfer doesn't even know Froogle exists, yet. Google was smart, though, they put it up at such a time where they have exactly 1 year to work out the bugs before "shopping season" comes back.
I'd prefer they got it right, with proper content in the niches, before they launch. I suspect that's what they are doing - still populating it. Absolutely the right approach I reckon.
Well, I am not in US, but my site is all in English, and I do display my prices in US Dollars, and I can very well ship my products from within US itself (since the server is right within USA), am I not eligible for inclusion into Froogle?
(Froogle help pages bar international merchants only 'cos they don't meet the above 3 criteria)
Any advice will be much appreciated.
Any internationally regsitered merchants here featuring on Froogle?
Also, is anyone here experiencing any fresh updates of non-feed data? I am not. Seems like only feed data is getting updated.
What's interesting is the fact that the visitor first came from somewhat broad query where that particular item was distinctive from other listings on the page.
About half an hour later, that visitor typed a narrow query with the item description. That page listed 5 identical items from several stores. There were two above me with higher prices and two below me with lower prices, but the visitor went in and ordered from me.
I noticed that one user mentioned there seemed to be some conflict between prices offered on Froogle and what was actually on the site. It will be of interest in the future if Froogle penalizes sites that do that given that you can upload feed. In other words you could upload a feed with one set of prices and show another on the site. This opens the system to abuse. Time will tell.