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Google Merchant Center Feed - Extra Categories ?

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My merchant feeds set up with 3 levels of categories.

Food, Beverages & Tobacco > Food Items > Seasonings & Spices


Some of these items feed to Adwords with 3 categories and some with a 4th level category even though it is NOT on the merchant feed. 

Food, Beverages & Tobacco > Food Items > Seasonings & Spices > Herbs & Spices


The 4th level may have been there a long time ago prior to the categories changing?


Anyway - it is very frustrating to manage multiple categories on Adwords for the same products - is there a way to remedy this and remove the 4th level categories? The merchant center feeds were corrected long ago....  



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Re: Google Merchant Center Feed - Extra Categories ?

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the fourth-level category can be deleted from the product-group --
by simply selecting the category above and then deleting that level.

however, the default categories cannot be changed by merchants --
the category values listed are hard-coded by google and are disjoint
from any feed.

otherwise, a merchant-center product-listing-ad
support specialist may be contacted directly for
feedback and more specific guidance.

Re: Google Merchant Center Feed - Extra Categories ?

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You can also start using a different subdivision technique, by utilizing adwords_custom_labels, which have 5 levels and can be accessed at any level. Once the level is selected you go down the child list.
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