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Can JSON-LD be used to auto update my merchant feed?

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Will Google read schema markup in the form of JSON-LD? It says that it uses microdata but it doesn't say whether or not it will look at JSON-LD

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Re: Can JSON-LD be used to auto update my merchant feed?

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Hi John,

For using Automatic Item Update you must set the microdata from schema.org in your HTML, but I am afraid you won't be able to use JSON-LD.

Also, keep in mind that with the Automatic Item Update you won't need to update your feed anymore, it is just for cases where the price/availability of the product in the landing page has changed but you haven't updated yet your feed, but you still need to provide feed with accurate information.

I hope this helps!
Kathleen

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Hi John,

 

Did you ever get an answer to this?

 

Cheers,


Al

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No. I've sent a message to Google and I've asked it on stackoverflow

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/30992186/can-json-ld-be-used-to-auto-update-a-merchant-feed

I can't seem to find anything on this.

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How does no one know the answer to this?

Re: Can JSON-LD be used to auto update my merchant feed?

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Hi John,
I'll see what I can dig up for you on this.

Kathleen

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Thank you! I've been looking everywhere for this
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Hi John,

For using Automatic Item Update you must set the microdata from schema.org in your HTML, but I am afraid you won't be able to use JSON-LD.

Also, keep in mind that with the Automatic Item Update you won't need to update your feed anymore, it is just for cases where the price/availability of the product in the landing page has changed but you haven't updated yet your feed, but you still need to provide feed with accurate information.

I hope this helps!
Kathleen

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Dangit! This does help, just not the answer I was hoping for Smiley Happy

Thank you!

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HI KathleenG,

Does this mean we cannot use JSON-LD at all ? Should we duplicate the code (microdata+JSon-LD) in the same page ?

Is there an estimate timing for the Json-LD feature ?

Regards

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Hi Erle,

You can use JSON-LD for other purposes than Automatic Item Updates. It's the Automatic Item Updates feature that requires schema.org microdata specifically. So for the AIU feature to work you'll need to markup their product data using schema.org but for other features (ie. related to organic search) you can continue using JSON-LD.

Currently, we do not have an estimated timing for this.
Kathleen