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Sending a US shopping feed from the UK

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Hi All,

 

I am wondering if anyone has any advice on uploading a US shopping feed from the UK. 

 

I know I have to change the link and currency to match the US but am confused if google will recognize the price changes on my website as they will be happening via a javascript which changes the currency depending on the customers IP address location. 

 

Thanks in advance for any help.

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I have always made sure the currency is hardcoded in the HTML rather than use javascript. Google bot is pretty smart these days and processes javascript, but depends on its complexity. For this reason I would not use javascript.

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The prices need to added server side, not client side. As Google will not be able to validate client side pricing with Google Shopping Bot.

I have already tested this and client side will fail.
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Thanks for the advice guys,

Emmanuel when did you last try this?

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there seems to be two, separate, and distinct issues here.

(1) any critical change to prices or variants should be done server-side.

for example, if a variant is preselected via a link url --
http://www.example.com/uk/products/wagon.html?color=red&size=33x14x2

 

for example, if a price and currency are changed via a url parameter --

http://www.example.com/products/wagon.html?currency=gbp&color=red

 
(2) any changes, whatsoever, based on the user's location, ip-address,
or any other user-specific information -- such as browser, user-agent,
cookies, etc., is not allowed -- regardless of how the change is made.

all submitted data and the link landing-page must conform to
all rules and policies of the (registered feed's) target-country.

importantly, all information displayed on the link landing-page
must be identical for all users -- regardless of where a user is
physically located or any other user-identifiable information --
or is otherwise a policy violation and grounds for a disapproval
or a (permanent) suspension from the program, at any time.

such dynamic landing-pages are simply not allowed.

 

note that if a dynamic page does exist the dynamic page

should *always* be overridden by a static url parameter

or similar static link, within the submitted (feed) data --

for all target-countries, including any default country.

 

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Just a couple of months ago when a client wanted to still try while I advised against it. It will simply not work, the price needs to be server side.
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