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Claiming same url for two feeds

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I am trying to submit feeds from same website into France and Belgium. Needless to say, both feed have same product urls. Is this a problem? Am I allowed to do this? 

 

I'm asking because if I claim URL for french feed, it revokes my claim for the Belgium feed url. If I claim the Belgium feed url, it revokes my claim for French one.  

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Re: Claiming same url for two feeds

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if both landing-pages are in french and
price and shipping rates are identical
then, the same landing-page might be

used for france and belgium.

otherwise, either separate landing-pages or separate domains are required;
separate landing-pages may be under the same top-level claimed domain; e.g.
http://www.example.com/be/products/ipad.html
http://www.example.com/fr/products/ipad.html

the default merchant-center account can verify and claim only one,
one top-level domain (website) -- since only one website per merchant
is generally allowed; if separate domains are wanted or required then,
a multi-client-account may be requested and multiple (country) domains
may then be used.

regardless, the same feed cannot be used for more than one target-country --
for example, each target-country may disallow a different set of products;
for example, the id per-item must be different; e.g.
abc123be
abc123fr

the same feed cannot be registered or used for more than one target-country.

the feed-name and the feed-contents must both be different.

the website landing-page, e-commerce transactions, and
(feed) data submitted must all conform to google's policies,
rules, and requirements of each specific target-country.
https://support.google.com/merchants/answer/160637
https://support.google.com/merchants/answer/1344057

anyone from around the world may search for any
items in any of google's target-country domains --
there is nothing required and nothing that needs to
be done for that to happen.

also, google-merchant-center does not support all countries --
currently supported target-countries should be here:
https://support.google.com/merchants/answer/160637

the same feed (data) cannot be used for more than one target-county --
that is not allowed and will typically result in all items being unlisted,
removed, rejected, the site disapproved or account suspended.

a new feed must be registered for each target country.

however, simply registering and creating a separate feed is not enough.

the same link landing-page usually cannot be used for more than one country --
landing-page language, price, and currency, must reflect the target-country.

the same e-commerce checkout usually cannot be used for more than one country --
the price and currency information must adhere to the policies of that country.

when registering the data-feed file for a specific target-country --
the pull-down list of countries (and the one you select) determines:
(1) which target-country rules and policies you must follow
on your site, in your feed, for e-commerce transactions, and
with respect to the type of physical inventory items allowed;
and (2) which google (shopping) target-country
domain your submitted feed items may be listed.

generally, there are price, id, shipping, tax, delivery, customs, currency,
language, product category, payment, and product-listing-ad, requirements
per target-country -- on the website, in the feed, and for e-commerce.

typically, the website and e-commerce must first be changed to accommodate the
rules, policies, and guidelines of a target-country; then, (using the updated
website information), a different feed is created and changed to accommodate
all rules and requirements of the selected (registered) target-country.

importantly, google does not allow automated machine language translation
or real-time rate-currency conversion within the data-feed or on the website.

also importantly, the registered target-country landing-page must be universal;
for example, if the target-country's required currency is euros, then the price
in euros (on the website's link landing-page) must show exactly the same --
regardless of where the user might be physically located.

 

otherwise, a support specialist may be contacted directly for guidance.

 

Re: Claiming same url for two feeds

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Hi,

 

My problem is only with claiming. Let me explain again. 

 

I have one feed for France and another for Belgium. 

 

France and Belgium has same language, same currency. I also have two feeds with different product ids. 

 

But, the product url is same. Again this is because Belgium has same language and and currency hence we have same website for France and Belgium. 

 

I've added feed for both countries and verified the website as well. 

 

Now, when I claim my Belgium account, I loose my claim to France account. 

 

When I claiming my France accout, I loose Belgium. 

 

It doesn't let me claim my website for both French and Belgium. 

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September 2015

Re: Claiming same url for two feeds

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only one, single, account should be used for all target-countries.

there should be no need for multiple accounts and
the claim issue is purposeful so that only one, single,
account can be used per merchant or business-entity.