Brand attribute causes disapproval of products
Re: Brand attribute causes disapproval of products[ Edited ]
May 2016 - last edited May 2016
this typically happens if identifier_exists is set FALSE --
if identifier_exists is set FALSE then, that is a notification
to google that proper global-trade-data does not exist, at all,
and has not been assigned by a manufacturer; so, no brand,
no mpn, and no gtin, may be submitted, at all, for that item.
if proper global-trade-data exists (mpn or gtin) then
identifier_exists must be set TRUE (or not submitted)
and a proper brand, as assigned by the manufacturer,
must (also) be submitted.
store-name or other self-assigned brand data are
also not allowed within a brand attribute value.
also, a brand cannot have any symbols, promotional-text, or
placeholder values -- the value must be either correct or left
entirely empty (or no tag submitted in the case of xml data);
typical, example, valid, brand values are currently here:
all merchants selling the same product
must submit identical global-trade-data.
only in stock physical inventory items may be submitted --
especially with respect to any product variants and the
submitting any improper global-trade-data, as assigned by
a manufacturer, or submitting identifier_exists FALSE with
global-trade-data (or if global-trade-data actually exists) are
policy violations and grounds for disapproval or suspension
from the program, at any time.
indirect issues with submitted data can also cause such disapprovals;
importantly perhaps, a single disapproval can be for multiple issues.
of course, forum-members cannot look into any submitted data
and can only offer feedback based on the details posted here
within the public forums -- however, google may be contacted
directly to look into all submitted data, the registered website,
and other details within the account.
Re: Brand attribute causes disapproval of products
@Lightbulbs A What are you putting in the brand column, your business or the brands of the products themselves? Have you used the "identifier_exists" column as @Celebird was alluding to? When you go into the individual products that are disapproved and click on the "Why was this disapproved" link, what explanation pops up?