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Problem finding a common identifier between GMC and Google certified review service

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I recently signed up with Feefo, a Google certified review service, so I can display a star rating on my ads.

 

So far, the set up is not complete because Feefo cannot match a common identifier (GITN, SKU etc) with GMC.

 

I am currently using Shopify and the Google Shopping app for shopping to automatically upload my product feed, and this gives me very little flexibility with what is forwarded to Google. (I am very happy with doing it this way as my products rank very well with a low avg. CPC, and worried if i do a manually feed upload i will lose my ranking.)

 

Within the Shopify app, on each product there is this option:

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If I uncheck this box, the gtin is displayed on googles end, if i leave it checked then the gtin for this product is not on the GMC feed.

 

I am concerned that if i uncheck this on all my products it could negatively affect my ranking. Am i wrong in thinking this?

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Problem finding a common identifier between GMC and Google certified review service

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Ranking is associated to the product id, so if you keep the product id the same in the new data feed, than no ranking will be lost. So no need to worry about this. You can migrate the feed, without any downtime.

 

Adding accurate product information will increase your ranking, so adding the bar code (which is required if the manufacturer has assigned one) is needed. Alongside adding the brand name.

 

More info:

 

https://support.google.com/merchants/answer/6324351

https://support.google.com/merchants/answer/6324461

https://support.google.com/merchants/answer/6324482

https://support.google.com/merchants/answer/6324478

 

Hope it helps.

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Problem finding a common identifier between GMC and Google certified review service

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Thanks for the response, however, I find this quite overwhelming.

 

have added a barcode to Shopifys side, but google is not reconising it due to the box checked:

"Tell Google to ignore product identifiers"

Problem finding a common identifier between GMC and Google certified review service

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You will also need to uncheck the box for tell Google to ignore product identifiers.

 

Hope it helps.

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