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Does anyone think it is worth the time an effort to be listed in Froogle?
For those who are complaining about data feed and uploading data to froogle, I would say do not do it. How good is a directory with my site and yours, if we all do not upload our data i think they would start crawling our sites the same way they do in Google, we "SEO" can make the rules sometimes instead of just taking it laying down.
Nothing has shown up yet in Froogle except via the Google database. It's very much a Beta product, but it has so much potential that I think it's quite worthwhile to at least have the feed file at hand and ready to go.
I've submitted my feed and after a week, I'm still not listed, but I e-mailed today and the folks there are swamped, so I understand...
The other problem I'm having in Froogle is that my images are not correct. Every listing (both types) has my site masthead graphing as the image. My feed file had the specific image for each product and those images do work. I know because I submitted the same feed to another shopping site and they work there. Funny thing is, I did not submit my masthead graphic anywhere in my Froogle feed.
* Please remove the quotes from around each of the fields and the
#quoted=YES line. The quoted field option is there for the user who want
to use <tab>s and <enter>s in their description fields. Because each of
these normally mean something to the data file reader (<tab> is the break
between fields and <enter> is the break between products), they can't be
used in writing a description. The 'quoted' field is there to allow the
use of these special keys. Since you use no special keys in your
description, there is no need to put quotes around your fields.
* Please make sure that the prices you provide match the prices on your
site. Do not provide a discounted pirce for buying bulk as a price for a
single item. You may provide both prices as separate products, but if you
provide a price for a single item, make sure it is what you would charge
if the customer only bought one item.
Hope this helps