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Reducing Feed Size

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So, we keep getting random violations from our products. It's like putting out fires. Google says we should just keep disabling the products and waiting out the 7 day review period. However, we've now received 4 of these 7 days violations. I figure a few more and we'll get suspended. 

 

We are thinking of doing this:

Our feed is 1000 products (food items). 

We are going to only list the products that have had active clicks in the past 30 days thus reducing our feed and probability of getting random automated warnings.

 

Does that make sense? This whole, putting out fires every other day with random automated selected products is getting a bit out of hand.

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in that case, the best likely course is to remove all items that

have not had active clicks in the past 30 days or have been

been previously flagged by google -- then hand-inspect all the

remaining items in the feed and only keep items that are unlikely

to have any of the same similar issues -- even if not flagged.

however, that may not still not prevent the random violation flags --
that is, even items that have had clicks, or have never been flagged,
may still be flagged by google, at any time.

 

if google is only flagging samples or examples of issues,

then the remaining items may still force google to select

another, new, set of example items.

 

the full number of items that are violating a policy

may be far greater then the number being flagged

and a single item may have multiple issues that

have not been flagged yet.

generally, random violations are usually flagged as examples or samples
of issues that google usually expects users to use as a way to help find a
root-cause and apply a long-term fix, so that the issue never reoccurs --
no item submitted in the future, and all current items being submitted,
are fixed -- not just the items that were flagged.

for example, if a certain category of item, or a certain word
or phrase is being flagged, all such items, or all such words,
are removed or reworded, with respect to all product-data

and any future items, submitted or resubmitted.