From 22 September 2011, Google feeds that do not comply with the new requirements may be suspended.
Unless you have upgraded in the past couple of weeks, your existing Zen Cart Merchant module will no longer be operating to these new standards and an upgrade to a more enhanced module will be required if you wish to continue to actively send your data to Google Product Search (and you should as Google Merchant is a brilliant free services that helps you increase promotion, visitors and sales!)
The new module meets all the new Google requirements and once set up, can be set to run automatically as often as you require.
» What is Google Merchant Center?
Google Merchant Center is a tool which helps you upload your product listings to be used for Google Product Search, which allows shoppers to quickly and easily find your product listings on Google. As a seller, Google Product Search offers you the following advantages:
Upload your items via data feeds, direct uploads, or use our API.
Allow shoppers to easily find your site using Google Product Search or Google.com.
Use Google AdWords to make your ads more compelling by using your uploaded product data. Monetize the traffic being driven to your product’s page using Google AdSense.
Bring the speed and relevancy of Google search to your online store. Hosted by Google and powered by your Google Merchant Center data feed, Google Commerce Search improves the shopping experience on your site.
» Is Google Merchant right for me?
A very quick way to answer that is to check to see if your competitors are already uploading and appearing on the Google Product Search!
Once your products are uploaded to the Merchant Centre, they will start appeaing on Google Product Search
Google Product Search helps shoppers find and buy products across the web. As a seller, you can submit your products to Google Product Search, allowing shoppers to quickly and easily find your site.
|Increase traffic and sales
Product Search connects your products to the shoppers searching for them, helping you drive traffic and sales to your store. Your products will appear on Google Product Search and may even be displayed on Google.com, depending on your items’ relevance.
Submit products for free
|Reach qualified shoppers
Reach shoppers precisely when they are searching for items to buy on Google.
» About Me
I’m Jamie, owner of JSWeb and I’m here to help you make your eCommerce website a success! JSWeb is a team of eCommerce experts dedicated to helping provide best in class products, services and hosting (we are a Certified Zen Cart host) that make it possible for eCommerce stores to run a profitable and successful businesses using Zen Cart.