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Setting up and testing shopping campaigns on a development site before going live.

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We currently have a busy, long established website and spend a lot of money on google shopping and cannot afford any downtime.  We are currently setting up a new site on a development domain.  All our products now use SKUs, and are in different categories to our current site, so we need to create new campaigns for the new site.  Id like to setup, add and test the the new campaigns so that they are ready for when the site goes live. The campaigns dont need to go live - i just need to see the products in them to be able to replicate what i have now...

I have created a new merchant centre account, linked it to my main adwords account, and created a feed.  Google have suspended the NEW test feed because the dev site doe not have a SSL certificate... i understand  why they have done this but the campaigns will not be live... is there a workaround?

 

Thanks for any advice

Dave

 

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Setting up and testing shopping campaigns on a development site before going live.

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Unfortunately this is not possible. You will need to make sure everything is valid on the site and data feed.

Google Merchant does not offer any type of testing other than testing if the data is valid.

 

Simply move the data feed to http instead of https if this is your issue for testing purposes.

 

Hope it helps.

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Setting up and testing shopping campaigns on a development site before going live.

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Unfortunately this is not possible. You will need to make sure everything is valid on the site and data feed.

Google Merchant does not offer any type of testing other than testing if the data is valid.

 

Simply move the data feed to http instead of https if this is your issue for testing purposes.

 

Hope it helps.

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