Does Google process XML feeds more quickly than tab delimited?
I have experimented with setting up both feeds, and for feeds that are larger (say >50k skus), I have noticed a considerable increase in speed at least in the GMC UI. This could prove to be beneficial at times, but I do not have any way to prove the actual difference in processing feed.
Do you all have any insight into this? I know the format makes no difference in terms of how the data is received, but am curious to know if there is a difference in processing time. Thanks!
Re: Does Google process XML feeds more quickly than tab delimited?[ Edited ]
February 2015 - last edited February 2015
google has not published or commented on processing times.
however, the empirical results seem to make sense --
there are processing steps that are likely not needed
for one format over another -- most probably related
to quoted-fields and multi-valued attributes.
although, the tab-delimited format may be faster or,
rather easier to implement on the front-end -- given
the ubiquity of spreadsheets.
for all formats, be certain to remove any and all information
etc., -- not only do these violate the current rules, policies,
and recommendations but may also add to processing times.
Re: Does Google process XML feeds more quickly than tab delimited?