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Google updated taxonomy - Auto Monitoring category gone?

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As Google have recently updated their taxonomy - I am at a loss as to where my products should go?


They were all listed in: 

Motor Vehicles > Auto Monitoring > Tachometers


With the new taxonomy, there is nothing similar. Are they supposed to be listed in the top level category:


Vehicle Parts & Accessories



Many Thanks,


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Re: Google updated taxonomy - Auto Monitoring category gone?

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Vehicles & Parts > Vehicle Parts & Accessories > Motor Vehicle Parts > Motor Vehicle Sensors & Gauges
Vehicles & Parts

generally, if there is no specific google-defined category that
matches the exact physical item, simply use the highest-level
google_product_category value; then, use the optional attribute
product_type to submit a more accurate or private taxonomy; e.g.
Automotive > Replacement Parts > Gauges > Tachometers


more generally, both google_product_category and product_type

values (a) determine which attributes are required to be submitted

for the type of item, (b) assign the item proper relevance during the

auctions, and (c) help with creating bid strategies by assigning bids

to groups of items within the shopping-campaign's product-groups.