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Setting a feed on froogle - is it a must?

Setting a feed on froogle - is it a must?

     
5:01 pm on Apr 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Hey guys.

I understand that there are two ways to get into froogle, first is to just let the nice google/froogle bot to crawl your shop, and second way is the submit a feed.

I understand that submitting a feed isn't a must, but my question is if the products that i'm offering will be on froogle just with a regular crawl of his bot, without submiting any feed, will it'll be the same with the ranking?

What i mean is, submiting a feed just get you in if you are having probs getting in using the crawl, or it also might help you to get a higher spots.

Thanks.

9:00 pm on Apr 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

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As far as I know, it won't help your ranking, just get you in faster, and keep your content fresh. After uploading your feed, updates happen in 1 or 2 days.

I have two sites with feeds, and just tried some searches... for words that are in the title the site comes up in the top three, but for words that aren't in the title, it comes up around #11.

9:05 pm on Apr 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Is anyone tracking traffic from froogle? I rememeber a huge deal being made about it's roll-out, what is the status of it's use after a few months?

I have never been to froogle to search, I'm always happy with Google.

9:18 pm on Apr 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I'm still not getting much traffic from it - only 9 hits in March. I haven't used it much for real searches, but it seems to be working fine.
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Three items submitted via the feed: #1, 2, 3 (searching by "all products regardless of store") - same items listed via googlebot: #41, 42, 43. The descriptions and prices are far more accurate in the feed results and I think that does help ranking. The crawled results often show stock numbers and impertinent page content as description and sometimes pick up gift wrap price as item price, etc.

HOWEVER, still waiting for significant traffic from Froogle.

9:45 pm on Apr 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Froogle is still undergoing a lot of work.

I would not expect to see any traffic from it until it is out of beta and launched.

10:49 pm on Apr 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Guys, you are saying that the setup a feed won't help the ranking, so why for so many terms yahoo stores alaways taking the first spots?
11:41 pm on Apr 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Because there are a lot of yahoo stores.
11:54 pm on Apr 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I got one or two orders from froogle.
Still only about 2-5 refs per day.
12:19 am on Apr 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Before I set up my feed, I was nowhere to be found.

Now, I'm number #1 for my selected phrases.

I think since it is still in beta and they needed stuff to work with, they grabbed stuff from the web.

In my opinion, I think if you submit a feed, you will place much higher in the ranks.