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uploading a PROPERLY SIZED product photo on the Data Feed Spreadsheet

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How do you you Properly set up a product photo on the Google Merchant-Data Feed-Spreadsheet??

Are you suppose to SHRINK the photo,so that it can fit in the TINY-Spread Sheet box?,or do you Enlarge the Spread Sheet boxes to Twice the width.. Wont that still distort the photo on Google shopping..

This is another item that was overlooked in the Merchant Center Tutorial..

Thx for the help.

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for product-listing-ads, photos are never,
ever, uploaded to any (spreadsheet) feed.

only the url is ever entered into the spreadsheet --
the url must point directly to the product image; e.g.
http://www.example.com/products/toys/images/red-wagon.jpg

sometime after the feed is submitted or re-submitted (fetched),
the url will be crawled by google and google will automatically
make a copy of the image -- the image can then be seen within

the products-tab of the merchant-center-account and will also

be used for display in results.

for best results, the image should be
approximately 300x300 pixels or so.

 

see also

https://support.google.com/merchants/answer/188494#image_link

https://support.google.com/merchants/answer/1344057

 

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This Photo Upload task was an important thing that should have been included in the tutorial video,as were a few other important items. Thats why I have to keep asking for help setting up the Merchant account.. I cant even tell if the data was put together properly until Google checks on it awhile later...

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The data feed summery says that the feed was SUCCESSFUL,and Yet,it also says that there are 0/0 feeds?? I think i'll just abandon the Merchant account,and just concentrate on the Adwords account.. I don't like to go through so many hoops just to post a simple item... This makes my HEAD SPIN.. No wonder why I couldn't get any help from Shopify.. It must make their head spin also... I dont know WHY Google Merchant would add a Photo insertion capability when You are NOT suppose to add a photo...Geez... What a mess

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if shopify is handling the submitted data then, the best
likely course would be to contact shopify support directly
for guidance and assistance --
https://www.shopify.com/contact

many e-commerce systems, such as shopify, use a spreadsheet

only to upload inventory data to the e-commerce system (website) --
not to submit information to the merchant-center; then, the data is

sent to the merchant-center directly using another method (the api).

 

for details, the best likely course would be to contact shopify support.

 

that said, there is positively no requirement to use the merchant-center

or product-listing-ads -- there are certainly many other campaign-types

and ad-formats available that might be a better fit and easier to use:
https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/2567043

https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/1722124

 

 

Re: uploading a PROPERLY SIZED product photo on the Data Feed Spreadsh

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Hi Maverick C,

If you only have one item to list, GMC might be a bit of overkill.

When you uploaded your feed, did you do that as a test? If so, it won't be counted in your feeds. I know nothing about shopify. I do know creating the GMC feed is pretty easy to do. I don't know what you mean by a "photo insertion capability". As Celebird said, in the feed you just include the url to the photo. Google creates the thumbnail for display with your product add. You don't need to upload the image itself, just tell Google where to find it. You must have a product page on a web site somewhere in order to list the product. That page will likely have an image of your product. Just provide that URL for the image in your feed.

It's not that hard!

Best of Luck!

Pete
petebardo -- Deadhead doing AdWords

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Thanx Pete... I kinda figured that the URL might automatically pick up the
photo,but,since Im not keen on Computer lingo,I wasn't sure..
As an example,the person that answered my email before you,stated that I
should upload a picture with not more than 300X300 Pixels..
I have no idea how to check if the photo is within that range,or how to
make it in range unless I try to resize it 1st,but,it will be hard for me
to tell the dimensions. Usually when a Picture is uploaded on a sales
site,it is AUTOMATICALLY SIZED to that site.. The best thing that I can do
is try to figure this out by TRIAL and ERROR,because a lot of sequences
that are on the Google tutorial videos are not on the site,and vice
versa.. I'll try it again..
Thanx for your help!
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