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Hi there, I was wondering if anyone were able to help me at all??? I have desperately been trying for ages to get my items to show up in the Google Products / Google Shopping Results i.e the 3 results that sit at the top of searches and have attached an example of what I mean... And here is a link to the page I want to show up in - http://www.google.com/products I have managed to get my Products listed in Google Base with no problems using Basesync. However Google Base is different to the results shown with the Google Shopping / Google Products which this is what I am after... Is there something I am missing or should be doing??? Has anyone had the same problem and managed to work it out? Any advice would be greatly appreciated... Thanks for your time.
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iammikec Member
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May 07, 2008

Hi Mark

Hope business is good.

To achieve this you will need to add your products to the UK version of Google base at base.google.co.uk

Basesync only seems to add them to the US version.

I used the tool provided by danW on this post http://forums.shopify.com/categories/1/posts/9936#comment-13579 when I did it previously, but I don’t think that it works anymore.

@Jared – is it possible to have a country option within basesync, so that us insular UK folk can target our own countrymen?

Mike http://www.vanilla-rose.co.uk http://www.welovemomiji.co.uk
Jared Burns Shopify Advisor get.sy
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May 07, 2008

Funny you mention that Mike, we actually just implemented an update yesterday that adds them to the appropriate location. Currently Base only supports US (USD), UK (EUR), and Germany (EUR). We’ve already been using a shops currency (if it’s supported), otherwise we convert to USD.

With that said, we will actually be adding another option today that allows users to pick which location they’d like to be injected into. If somebody is located outside of these areas we simply convert their shops currency to the desired locations currency.

Anyhow, that will be coming really soon!

Jared Burns, CEO at Getsy (http://get.sy)
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May 07, 2008

Thanks for your responses Mike and Jared.

However the problem is not that they don’t show up in Google Base, that’s fine and I can see them…

The problem is that they are not included in ‘Google Product Search’ which is what I am after.

Having dug a bit deeper I have found these instructions detailing how to post a product in Google Base for inclusion in Google Product Search – http://base.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=37736

It says that I have to submit a data feed of all the products in my store and format the feed as a tab-delimited or XML - is this something I can download or do I need to create it myself manually inputing the info into an excel doc?

The other problem is that my own Google Base account within my Google Account says my website URL is already used by another Google Base account – is this because of the Basesync account???

Mark http://vintageletterlights.com
Jared Burns Shopify Advisor get.sy
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May 07, 2008

Mark, that support article you reference is what basesync does. We take your products and inject them to Google Base in XML format. We automatically repeat this process everyday, which is the biggest advantage of basesync – you only update your Shopify products and we update Base automatically.

It looks like your basesync account is really new, so you might give Google a few days to list your items. Google is very slow in updating.

Right, Google only allows you to use a domain with one Base account. You have chosen to use basesync’s multi-site Base account. If you’d rather manually manage Base, then you can simply delete your basesync account.

However, you will then loose all automation, which means you’ll have to manually get products out of Shopify, manually insert them to Base, update Base anytime you make changes, and you have to manually update Base at least once a month.

Jared Burns, CEO at Getsy (http://get.sy)
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May 07, 2008

OK many thanks, so basically although all my items show up in Google Base, I’ll need to give it a few days for them to show up in Google Products / Shopping results?

Mark http://vintageletterlights.com
Jared Burns Shopify Advisor get.sy
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May 07, 2008

Yeah, give it a few days and lets see what happens. We’ll get this figured out one way or another. =)

Jared Burns, CEO at Getsy (http://get.sy)
Jared Burns Shopify Advisor get.sy
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May 07, 2008

I just did a spot-check in Google Products of several basesync accounts and they are there, so I’m sure yours will eventually arrive.

Jared Burns, CEO at Getsy (http://get.sy)
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May 07, 2008

Hey Jared,

Only 3 of the 15 products on my site appear to have made it into Google Base; and idea why this might be?

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Looks like all 15 are there to me…

Jared Burns, CEO at Getsy (http://get.sy)
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May 07, 2008

that’s weird! I swear there were only 3 showing until just now. :-)

Thanks for the good mojo Jared…

:-)

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Jared Burns Shopify Advisor get.sy
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May 07, 2008

LOL! I’m happy to share the love! =)

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May 13, 2008

So I can see all my Products in Google Base all fine – http://www.google.com/base/s2?hl=en&;gl=GB&view=List&authorid=3869854

Which have been uploaded care of Basesync, however there is still no sign of them if I search Google Shopping / Products, only my competitors, see here – http://www.google.co.uk/products?q=keep+calm+and+carry+on&;ie=UTF-8&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1

Does anyone have any ideas at all please???

Thanks

Mark http://vintageletterlights.com
topgun Member
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June 17, 2008

You have to choose your item type as “Products” before uploading your products to the google feed. Please read this http://base.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&;answer=45915.

Jared Burns Shopify Advisor get.sy
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June 17, 2008

@topgun – We set that through basesync. People who use our service don’t even setup a separate Google Base account.

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June 18, 2008

Hi Jared,

It looks like ‘Product’ was not selected when Synctobase uploaded our products. As there a way to correct this please?

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Last edited June 18, 2008

Actually it is selected and your products are successfully be updated on a daily basis. See attached screenshot.

Also, this link confirms all your products are in Base.

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July 01, 2008

Hi

I’m not sure if I am having the same issue here. My products are all listed in Google Base (I think – there have been some problems), but when I search in Google shopping they are not listed. Is this the same thing that is being discussed here or am I totally off the point??

Any help would be appreciated!

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Last edited July 03, 2008

Hello there

I have checked my referrers in Analytics and as far as I can see have never had a referral from Base/Products.

Basesync seems to work great (and I was pleased to see that it now goes into the UK) but I cannot find anything in Google Products/Shopping ever (and neither as far as my Analytics show has anyone else).

Becks and others do not therefore seem to be alone. Is there something else we should be turning on or doing?

Jonathan

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July 08, 2008

I’m still having exactly the same problem as the folks above and when I started this thread…

Yes Basesync works as far as listing products in Google Base, but does not list anything in Google Shopping or Products – which is what I am after.

I have never sold anything via Base, in order to get any sales you really need to be in the Google Shopping results.

Will this ever be possible at all with Synctobase???

Mark http://vintageletterlights.com
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July 10, 2008

Heya folks!

Google Base is what is used to list products in Google Products.

From:
http://www.google.com/base/newfeed?pli=1

“Based on the relevance of your items, your items will be included on Google. Products for sale will be included in Google Product Search”

We automatically list everything as a Product, so all of your items should be showing up in Google Products. Also, make sure you’re searching the correct Google Products feed for your region (US, UK, DE) as items are not cross listed at this time.

However, I’ve seen several forum posts where other users of Google Base have had issues getting their products to show up in the searches.

Here’s some requirements from the Google crew:
http://base.google.co.uk/support/bin/answer.py?answer=64949

As for Google Shopping, I think that has to do with tying your eBay or Google Checkout store with Base.

Mike Larkin | http://www.pixellent.com | http://www.fetchapp.com | mikelarkin [at] pixellent [dot] com
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July 10, 2008

So just to clarify what you are saying, Basesync is unable to list products in Google Shopping???

Mark http://vintageletterlights.com
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July 13, 2008

Michael – it should not have anything to do with eBay or Google Checkout, Base should be enough. Perhaps shopping links only appear where there is a competitor for your products? Just an idea.

I wonder what we are all doing wrong?

Jonathan

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July 13, 2008

I’ve been using http://www.synctobase.com/ for a while and it works great for me. Go to Google shopping and look for “Koi Scrabble Pendant” and up it comes. I also submit my site map to Google. If you look for just “Scrabble Pendant” you can see many more than just mine.

It does take time for Google to index things and if you sell the same widget millions of other folks sell, you may never find you product in Google depending on your traffic.

Thanks.

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July 13, 2008

Jonathan—

Yeah, that was our understanding as well, but recently a few new options regarding “connecting your eBay, Google, or Amazon storefronts to Base” have been popping up, so I wasn’t sure if I was missing something.

Julene—

You’re absolutely right in that it seems to take Google forever to process and list your items. Even if the link from your synctobase.com account shows all your imported items, that doesn’t mean that they’re actually indexed and searchable in Google Products.

With computers, we’ve all grown accustomed to things being near instantaneous, and to have anything take a week or more to show up seems crazy…until you remember that Google’s likely processing millions of items a day!

BTW—

We’re planning on expanding our synctobase services soon, including allowing you to list your items in all three available feeds (though automatically translating from Germany to English and vice versa may not work very well) as well as a few more “premium” options, so stay tuned!

Mike Larkin | http://www.pixellent.com | http://www.fetchapp.com | mikelarkin [at] pixellent [dot] com
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Last edited July 30, 2008

I tried http://www.synctobase.com/ but it didn’t take me anywhere…update account page pop-up after I login.
Do you also submit your sitemap to Google base???

thanks

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Jared Burns Shopify Advisor get.sy
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July 30, 2008

Hi Ruby. Are you even using Shopify?

https://0197573.netsolstores.com/admin/index.asp

basesync is for Shopify stores only.

Jared Burns, CEO at Getsy (http://get.sy)
sruly Member
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August 14, 2008

Hi Jared,
I see most items in Google Products and Base link directly to a outside site but my products link only to my products in Base. Any way to have customers go directly to my site?

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August 14, 2008

Another month on and I still have never had a referral from BASE. Any ideas Jared?

Jonathan

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January 21, 2009

how do you load your sitemap to BASE? I don’t know how to save the file from my website: http://marjujewelry.myshopify.com/sitemap.xml and then load it to BASE. Or do I not need to do this, since I’m already setup with SycetoBase?? Thanks.

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Jared Burns Shopify Advisor get.sy
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January 21, 2009

Google Base (or any product directory upload service) doesn’t accept a sitemap, rather XML, flat TXT or other structured files specific to their service.

Anyhow, you don’t need to worry about all that as basesync pulls all your product inventory from your Shopify store (through Shopify’s API) and we insert them into Base for you.

Jared Burns, CEO at Getsy (http://get.sy)
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March 04, 2009

We submitted our site: Baby Seat Covers to Google Base using a text file. Our products have now been indexed but are having the same issue with getting listed in the top 3 “Shopping Results” on Google. Any idea how long we’ll need to wait? ...or if there is any other action we need to take?

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March 04, 2009

Conversions,

I’m fairly certain the top 3 shopping results are controlled by Google, and are either pay-per-click advertisements or else randomly chosen:

http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/base/thread?tid=24eeaf1c164d13b0&;hl=en

references:
http://base.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&;answer=25161
and
http://base.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=59466

Basesync (http://synctobase.com) does exactly what you did with your text file, automatically, every night. We’re reworking it to allow you to use your own Google Base account rather than ours, which will allow much more control over your listings.

Mike Larkin | http://www.pixellent.com | http://www.fetchapp.com | mikelarkin [at] pixellent [dot] com
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March 20, 2009

Google has changed the format of their Shopping Results for Uk and DE today to match that of the US. I was in the TOP 3 and have now been replaced by the new layout. My items are not even included in the new format that shows 20 shops for each line. And those shops have higher price points for their product too.

Was this announced somewhere???

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March 27, 2009

I listed my product on Google Base some weeks ago. Google says it is published but it does not show up in Google UK Shopping results and will expire in a few days. It meets all the criteria specified by Google Product search. But not even our shop or brand is listed.
I’m wondering if I’ve done something wrong?

Google base URL
http://www.google.co.uk/base/a/5528709/D8448182553973382068

The search terms I’m using are “hernia truss” and “hernia support”

Your help appreciated
Linda

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April 21, 2009

I thought this article might be useful to everyone: How to Rank Well in Google Products Search & a Big List of Places to Get Reviews

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August 11, 2009

Hi everyone,

It is terrific slide show of the thread topic, this is step by step instruction. I’ve been looking for this long time ago and finally found it. To those interested to know about it, try to visit here:
http://www.slideworld.com/slideshow.aspx/Googel-Base-How-to-Get-Items-Listed-in-Google-Products-/-Shopping-ppt-2765154

http://rebrandableproducts.com/ -Stacey
Jared Burns Shopify Advisor get.sy
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August 11, 2009

Or of course you can avoid having to go through all that and manually manage your feed by using basesync. Install through the Shopify app store…

http://apps.shopify.com/shopify_applications/8411edf7bb85871c8e5a9737e305f08a

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January 12, 2010

Can you possibly give me some information on adding the products - did you do it through the merchant service?

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May 01, 2010

Thanks for the slideshow link Stacey, that was helpful.

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can someone tell me where do I start to list my products on google product search?  Is this some sort of a plug in to my website?  

 

 

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January 03, 2011

Hi guys!

I have a problem on google product listing for my site.

My product showing in google like http://www.google.com/search?q=caraudiogiants&hl=en&tbs=shop%3A1&aq=f

but I want to see my products on google products like http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=Viper+5902V+5902&hl=en&um=1&ie=UTF-8&cid=12930392841245493513&sa=X&ei=uDoiTdmtCZKs8QPzxf2xBQ&ved=0CEYQgggwAA#

Please help me to fix the problem.

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I continue to see users saying they aren't getting any business leads, sales, etc. from Google Shopping Results; however, I want to reiterate what others have said as well...that Google has a selection process in which it chooses which products to list first.  Similar to regular Google results, the sites listed on page 2 and 3 may get no business whereas the first two or three listings on page one may be getting the bulk of the leads.  Maybe talk to an SEO professional and see if they can do anything to make sure your listing moves up in Shopping Results rankings.  Please be aware also that if you "overdo" things in relation to bumping your products up on the list, that can cause Google to "Sandbox" your listings and you won't be anywhere to be seen for awhile...  Just some food for thought.

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April 02, 2011

Pretty cool. Currently I use a perl program to create the feed from my products feed and so far Google has been kind enough to process my product feed.

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May 06, 2011

These results are automatically chosen based on many factors so there's no definite way of guaranteeing inclusion. Optimizing your data for higher rankings will help though.

 

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June 08, 2011

Hi thanks for all of this information, is there a link to easily add my site to google shopping I am still struggling ?

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@Markcoop. I think people will be interested google and other comparison engines also. Try this app on the apps store apps.shopify.com/retailtower  It enables you submit feeds to google and about 12 other engines.

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