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Saltwater Fish and Coral Allowed?

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Hey everyone,

 

I'm having a hard time finding if I am allowed to list live Saltwater Fish and Coral on Google Shopping.

 

Our site is:

https://www.coralimports.com/

 

We sell live Saltwater Fish, Coral and Inverts in the US and ship via FedEx Priority Overnight.

 

I'd like to see our items up on Google Shopping, but want to make sure they're allowed.

 

Also I used Google Base way back in the day when it was free for another business, and I'm not sure how the payment structure works now?

 

Is it pay per click? Or some other method, how do we adjust our allowed limit per day?

 

One more thing, is it OK to load / update our feed 12 times a day as we update our inventory to add/remove items based on stock?

 

Thanks!

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(1) live animals are currently not allowed.

(2) payment is per click;
bids are based on product-groups;
budgets are per day per (shopping) campaign;

 

items must have enough bid and quality to

win a slot in auctions to be seen in results

as a product-listing-ad (on google-shopping).

 

(3) google recommends up to four feed re-uploads per day;

if inventory changes cannot be kept exactly accurate
using up to four feed re-uploads per day then, the
content-api is required -- rather than a feed;

if using the api cannot keep pace with physical inventory changes,
and changes on the website then, such items cannot be submitted,
at all; for example, in the case of auction-based items.

see also
https://support.google.com/merchants#topic=3404779
https://support.google.com/merchants#topic=3404821
https://support.google.com/merchants#topic=3404780

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(1) live animals are currently not allowed.

(2) payment is per click;
bids are based on product-groups;
budgets are per day per (shopping) campaign;

 

items must have enough bid and quality to

win a slot in auctions to be seen in results

as a product-listing-ad (on google-shopping).

 

(3) google recommends up to four feed re-uploads per day;

if inventory changes cannot be kept exactly accurate
using up to four feed re-uploads per day then, the
content-api is required -- rather than a feed;

if using the api cannot keep pace with physical inventory changes,
and changes on the website then, such items cannot be submitted,
at all; for example, in the case of auction-based items.

see also
https://support.google.com/merchants#topic=3404779
https://support.google.com/merchants#topic=3404821
https://support.google.com/merchants#topic=3404780

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So best to stick with AdWords then?

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yes.

there are certainly other campaign-types and
ad-formats that do not have such restrictions --
https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/2567043

 

that said, there are related rules and policies --

for example, be certain the animals do not

fall under any endangered list.

https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/6015406

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Thanks!

Nothing is endangered naturally Smiley Happy

One more quick question... do you know if AdWords allows you through feeds or API to remove keywords that are out of stock and add keywords back in stock at possibly higher ppc rates?

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first, you're welcome.

yes.

there is scripting.

and there is an api -- which is likely a bit more complicated but
offers potential integration with a back-end inventory system.

 

after a campaign type, ad format, and bid strategy

have been decided, both scripts and the api have

separate community forums where more detailed

questions can be asked.

 

https://developers.google.com/adwords/scripts/

https://developers.google.com/adwords/scripts/community/
https://developers.google.com/adwords/api/

https://developers.google.com/adwords/api/community/

 

see also

https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/3124536

 

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That's awesome, should be fun to integrate it into our backend processes.

No need in driving clicks to an unavailable item at the time Smiley Happy