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Item Uploaded Through Multiple Feeds Warnings

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Hi,

 

I got an "Item Uploaded Through Multiple Feeds" Warnings on my google merchant center. I uploaded the data feeds multiple times with different Feed Names (shown as follows). Can I delete the previously uploaded feeds (GoogleBaseFeed7-30-2;GoogleBaseFeed827) to avoid this warning? Thanks!

 

Name File name Mode Type Method Target country Last upload date Expiry date Schedule Status  

GoogleBaseFeed7-30-2
Standard
Products
Uploads by merchant
United States
Aug 11, 2014 11:55 am EDT
Sep 10, 2014
 

 

GoogleBaseFeed827
Standard
Products
Uploads by merchant
United States
Aug 27, 2014 5:15 pm EDT
Sep 26, 2014
 

 

GoogleBaseFeed9-22
Standard
Products
Uploads by merchant
United States
Sep 22, 2014 11:23 am EDT
Oct 22, 2014
 
 
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generally, only one, single, data-feed should ever be registered.

register only one, single, feed, only once -- e.g.
GoogleShoppingFeed-US.txt

use the same data-feed file (name) for all uploads;
use the same registered feed for all items up to about 100,000 items;
use the same feed file for all updates -- changes, additions, or
deletions; any missing items from a feed are considered a delete.

the same feed file can be used for all items -- from hammers to handbags.

also, every item must have a unique id value; an id must be unique
per-item and should never change or be reused for a different item --

a best-practice is to use a mix of both letters and numbers for id; e.g.

abc123uk

 

all items within the data-feed should expire naturally every 30 days --

normally, there is no need to include an expiration_date -- the data-feed

should be re-uploaded at least monthly, about 5-days before the data-feed

is scheduled to expire -- or whenever a change to the website or physical

inventory occurs -- the same registered data-feed should always be used;

e.g.

GoogleShoppingFeed-US.txt

of course, you may keep as many backup copies
of the feed file on your local machine as you wish --
and a test-feed can be registered to test a feed.

a single data-feed file can handle about 100,000 items --
normally, simply register and use only one single data-feed,
with all inventory, unless the inventory is extremely large;

 

the single data-feed (file) should always contain all the

up-to-date inventory items you wish to list with google --

remove any items that are no longer being sold.


normally, there should be only one, single,
live data-feed registered for a target-country.

in this particular case, delete all feeds and register one feed -- once;
then, use the same exact data-feed file for all uploads -- for all time --

e.g.

GoogleShoppingFeed-US.txt

 

then, never delete the registered data-feed or register another

live data-feed -- unless a person at google indicates to do so.

 

as an aside, the google-base moniker is quite old -- so be certain that

the data-feed being uploaded conforms to all the latest specifications.

https://support.google.com/merchants/answer/1344057

https://support.google.com/merchants/answer/188494

 

 

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first, you're welcome.

in this particular case, assuming only one target-country (united states) --

(1) delete any and all registered feeds -- delete all feeds;
(2) register an entirely new feed with a unique name; e.g.
GoogleShoppingFeed-US.txt
(3) add the most recent data to that file and then upload --
GoogleShoppingFeed-US.txt

be certain only GoogleShoppingFeed-US.txt is registered --
be certain only GoogleShoppingFeed-US.txt is seen on this page:
https://www.google.com/merchants/bulkuploads#feeds.dashboard
no other feed files should be seen on this page before the upload.

then, use the same registered data-feed -- for all time;
never remove that feed; never register another feed.

wait 72 hours for all items to be fully processed and the website crawled.

 

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the GoogleShoppingFeed-US.txt file that you prepare for upload

and is registered should contain all the most up-to-date inventory

information that also conforms to all the latest rules and policies.

 

there should be no old feed registered;

there should be no old feed processed.

 

GoogleShoppingFeed-US.txt should be the only feed

registered that contains all the items you wish to list.

 

the id value assigned to an item should never, ever, change.


please contact google directly so that a person
can look into the data-feed and account details --
https://support.google.com/merchants/answer/4581834

be certain to emphasize that the issue is

about the data-feed for product-listing-ads.

 

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(1) assuming only one data-feed is registered the warnings
usually remain until the system settles and the messages
catch up with reality -- possibly months.

(2) after the updated data-feed (with fewer products) is re-uploaded
google must re-crawl the site and then update the campaign data --
this may take 72-hours or so; to help with the lag-time excluding
the item (bid) within the campaign is likely best.

google should also be contacted directly
to help verify the feed and campaign have
been properly updated.

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September 2015

Re: Item Uploaded Through Multiple Feeds Warnings

[ Edited ]
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# 2
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generally, only one, single, data-feed should ever be registered.

register only one, single, feed, only once -- e.g.
GoogleShoppingFeed-US.txt

use the same data-feed file (name) for all uploads;
use the same registered feed for all items up to about 100,000 items;
use the same feed file for all updates -- changes, additions, or
deletions; any missing items from a feed are considered a delete.

the same feed file can be used for all items -- from hammers to handbags.

also, every item must have a unique id value; an id must be unique
per-item and should never change or be reused for a different item --

a best-practice is to use a mix of both letters and numbers for id; e.g.

abc123uk

 

all items within the data-feed should expire naturally every 30 days --

normally, there is no need to include an expiration_date -- the data-feed

should be re-uploaded at least monthly, about 5-days before the data-feed

is scheduled to expire -- or whenever a change to the website or physical

inventory occurs -- the same registered data-feed should always be used;

e.g.

GoogleShoppingFeed-US.txt

of course, you may keep as many backup copies
of the feed file on your local machine as you wish --
and a test-feed can be registered to test a feed.

a single data-feed file can handle about 100,000 items --
normally, simply register and use only one single data-feed,
with all inventory, unless the inventory is extremely large;

 

the single data-feed (file) should always contain all the

up-to-date inventory items you wish to list with google --

remove any items that are no longer being sold.


normally, there should be only one, single,
live data-feed registered for a target-country.

in this particular case, delete all feeds and register one feed -- once;
then, use the same exact data-feed file for all uploads -- for all time --

e.g.

GoogleShoppingFeed-US.txt

 

then, never delete the registered data-feed or register another

live data-feed -- unless a person at google indicates to do so.

 

as an aside, the google-base moniker is quite old -- so be certain that

the data-feed being uploaded conforms to all the latest specifications.

https://support.google.com/merchants/answer/1344057

https://support.google.com/merchants/answer/188494

 

 

Re: Item Uploaded Through Multiple Feeds Warnings

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Thanks for your assistance! Should I delete all the feeds and reupload the most recent one (as the registered one), or just delete the previously-uploaded ones?
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first, you're welcome.

in this particular case, assuming only one target-country (united states) --

(1) delete any and all registered feeds -- delete all feeds;
(2) register an entirely new feed with a unique name; e.g.
GoogleShoppingFeed-US.txt
(3) add the most recent data to that file and then upload --
GoogleShoppingFeed-US.txt

be certain only GoogleShoppingFeed-US.txt is registered --
be certain only GoogleShoppingFeed-US.txt is seen on this page:
https://www.google.com/merchants/bulkuploads#feeds.dashboard
no other feed files should be seen on this page before the upload.

then, use the same registered data-feed -- for all time;
never remove that feed; never register another feed.

wait 72 hours for all items to be fully processed and the website crawled.

 

Re: Item Uploaded Through Multiple Feeds Warnings

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Hi Celebird,

I deleted everything and uploaded the most recent feed and found that I had 300 products missing in the Dashboard of GMC. I then uploaded another old feed using the same registered file name (GoogleShoppingFeed-US) and the status was as follows (it occurred to me that google didn't process the old feed). Why were the 300 items missing?

Name File name Mode Type Method Target country Last upload date Expiry date Schedule Status
GoogleShoppingFeed-US
GoogleBaseFeed827
Standard
Products
Uploads by merchant
United States





GoogleShoppingFeed-US
GoogleBaseFeed9-22
Standard
Products
Uploads by merchant
United States
Sep 22, 2014 2:38 pm EDT
Oct 22, 2014

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Accepted by topic author TAI A
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Re: Item Uploaded Through Multiple Feeds Warnings

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Top Contributor
# 6
Top Contributor

 

the GoogleShoppingFeed-US.txt file that you prepare for upload

and is registered should contain all the most up-to-date inventory

information that also conforms to all the latest rules and policies.

 

there should be no old feed registered;

there should be no old feed processed.

 

GoogleShoppingFeed-US.txt should be the only feed

registered that contains all the items you wish to list.

 

the id value assigned to an item should never, ever, change.


please contact google directly so that a person
can look into the data-feed and account details --
https://support.google.com/merchants/answer/4581834

be certain to emphasize that the issue is

about the data-feed for product-listing-ads.

 

Re: Item Uploaded Through Multiple Feeds Warnings

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Understood. Thanks so much!

Re: Item Uploaded Through Multiple Feeds Warnings

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Hi Celebird,

(1) I still have a question about the multiple-feed-warnings program. I just uploaded a new feed with the same Feed Name (File Name not the same) and it still showed multiple feed warnings. Why is that?

(2) The newly uploaded feed has fewer products (because we don't carry them anymore) than the last feed and it showed some of the products (the ones that we removed) were disapproved (Page not found error). Do I have to manually remove the same products in the Shopping campaign?

I would very much appreciate your help!
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Re: Item Uploaded Through Multiple Feeds Warnings

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Top Contributor
# 9
Top Contributor


(1) assuming only one data-feed is registered the warnings
usually remain until the system settles and the messages
catch up with reality -- possibly months.

(2) after the updated data-feed (with fewer products) is re-uploaded
google must re-crawl the site and then update the campaign data --
this may take 72-hours or so; to help with the lag-time excluding
the item (bid) within the campaign is likely best.

google should also be contacted directly
to help verify the feed and campaign have
been properly updated.