Jun 22
2020

Google Feed Specification 2020 Updates

Each year Google updates their Google Merchant Center (GMC) feed specification with modest changes to how merchants should submit their product data. This year is no different and Google has just announced the changes as follows: Changes available now:Two new attributes are now available to submit: product_highlight and product_detail. These attributes let you submit additional product data to Google in a generic fashion. product_highlight allows you to submit bulleted lists of product highlights. product_detail ...

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May 07
2020

Free Product Listings on Google Shopping

Google recently announced that they now offer an option for Free Product Listings on Google Shopping. This change went into effect in the US at the end of April with an expected Global rollout by the end of the year. What does this mean? Some of the digital real estate on the Google Shopping tab is now free through the “Surfaces across Google” program in the Merchant Center. What does it NOT mean? That Google ...

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Feb 13
2020

Structured Data Help for Google Price/Availability Suspensions

Part 2 of our Google Merchant Center inaccurate price/availability suspension warning screencast series. Here we cover the gory details of what Google expects your structured data to look like, including examples with variants (size/color variations that may be priced differently). Links referenced in the video: Part 1: Google Suspension Warnings for Price/Availability GMC Structured Data OverviewGMC and Schema.org Attributes ExplainedGoogle Structured Data Testing Tool

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Feb 10
2020

Google Suspension Warnings for Price/Availability

This video discusses Google Merchant Center suspension warnings for price and/or availability violations. John reviews the various parts of your website and data feed to help merchants understand what the real issues are and how to fix. Part 2: Structured Data Help for Google Price/Availability Suspensions

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Oct 31
2019

VersaFeed PriceWatch

OverviewVersaFeed PriceWatch monitors your product prices compared to other vendors on the web. Using this information, PriceWatch enables clients to adjust their advertising strategies accordingly. Have the lowest price on a popular product? Use PriceWatch to increase bids to maximize exposure. Alternatively, is a product not priced competitively? Use PriceWatch to remove products or lower bids to save costs. TechnicalPriceWatch monitors pricing over 24 hour periods and enables merchants to use this data in two ...

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Oct 31
2019

VersaFeed Image IQ

Image IQ is a VersaFeed technology that modifies merchant images to be more customer engaging and channel compliant. By ensuring your products have the best possible images, merchants can drive more clicks and sales. Image IQ primarily works on three common image problems: 1 Backgrounds Merchant images are often shot with grey or beige backdrops and/or lifestyle elements. However, most advertising channels (Google Shopping included) need images to have white or transparent backgrounds. To ...

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Nov 07
2018

VersaFeed & Google Local Inventory Ads

Google Local Inventory Ads ("LIA") show ads on Google to potential customers who are interested in physically purchasing items from nearby stores. If your retail business does significant in-store transactions and/or has many brick and mortar locations, LIA could be a very important revenue stream. LIA has existed since 2014 and has grown significantly since then. Google continues to add features to LIA and actively promote it — meaning it is likely a technology that ...

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Oct 03
2018

Setting up Google Ads KPI Integration

This article provides technical details on how to add Google Ads KPI's to your VersaFeed account (an overview of the feature in general can be found here). Please click here to login and read the full article. Not a current client or agency? Contact VersaFeed today to see how we can help with your Google product feed.

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Oct 02
2018

VersaFeed's FeedBack system now integrates Google Shopping campaign key performance indicators (KPIs) like ROAS, Revenue, Cost, and other metrics. Using these KPIs, VersaFeed clients can create Custom Labels, view reports, and generally integrate advanced performance-based logic into their Google Shopping campaign strategies. Please click here to login and read the full article. Not a current client or agency? Contact VersaFeed today to see how we can help with your Google product feed.

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Jan 10
2017

Using FeedBackSM to Chart, Diagnose, and Fix Google Data Feeds

VersaFeed has released a powerful new feature called FeedBack, which enables merchants to see detailed information on the health and status of their data feed. FeedBack will appear as a new top-level menu item in the client accounts and can be launched by navigating to FeedBack > Google. FeedBack charts various issues and metrics in your Merchant Center feed and AdWords account over the last 30 days. In the upper right, you can click "60" or ...

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Mar 08
2016

How to Copy/Paste Product IDs for Promotions, Exclusions, Etc.

The video below details how to copy large sets of product identifiers (SKU, "group id", MPN, GTIN/UPC) from a spreadsheet into the VersaFeed system. This is commonly done to create Google Promotions, exclude items, or other feed modifications/optimizations that require operating on a large subset of product identifiers. More info on determining product identifiers.

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Mar 08
2016

Determining Product Identifiers (SKU, "group id", MPN, GTIN/UPC)

The video below helps clients and agencies determine what product identifier to utilize when creating rules to modify your product data feeds. By explaining how you can determine if a code is a SKU, "group id", MPN, or GTIN/UPC the video enables users to select the appropriate product identifier when making any feed modification that is selected via a list of product codes.

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Apr 27
2015

Don't Spend Full Daily Budget in Google Shopping

If you're a SMB, you often don't have a lot of time to figure out the optimum bids for your products. However, there is one big mistake that you do want to avoid: do NOT bid so high as to spend your entire campaign budget each day. For example, let's say you sell guitars and you're willing to spend $100/day on Google Shopping. Let's also assume that you've ...

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Jul 01
2014

New Feature: Timeline

Timeline enables merchants to monitor their product database over time. Using Timeline, merchants can quickly see which products, brands, and categories have been added or removed from their product catalog between two set dates. By finding new products, brands, and categories merchants can adjust their bidding and grouping strategies in Google, Bing, and other channels. Frequently, merchants have a default bid for their entire product database, and then specific bids for more targeted items. Timeline ...

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Jun 24
2014

New Feature: New Feed Modification Types

Premium and Enterprise accounts now have access to two different styles of Feed Modifications: "Freeform" and "Single Field". Freeform Mods Freeform feed modifications are the standard, older style of feed modifications that base accounts default to. Freeform feed modifications can range from basic to highly advanced, with a large variety of modification action types available including set, find & replace, calculations, and regular expressions. With Freeform rules, clients can modify any product attribute in any feed ...

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  • Minimum inventory size of 1,000 products
  • Minimum 6-month commitment on all plans

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