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Some filters in product search that are not in the google taxonomy.

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 Why do I see some category filters in google product search that are not in the google taxonomy.  Are these coming from the product type attribute?  If so can I put that as one of my product types to get in there?

 

For example  

https://www.google.com/search?q=Posters%2C+Prints%2C+%26+Visual+Artwork&oq=Posters%2C+Prints%2C+...

 

has "Posters, Prints, & Visual Artwork" plus .  How can I get my products in that filter?

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Re: Some filters in product search that are not in the google taxonomy

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generally, google creates (category) filters dynamically
from a wide variety of sources over time, such as the

statistical analysis of user behavior, product_type,

google_product_category, and all attributes and

values that have been submitted for a product-item --
currently, there is no way to force items into specific
filters and the filters can be highly dynamic.

product_type may be used to subdivide products
within adwords product-groups and by google to
help categorize items during searches -- both of

these uses should be taken into account.

 

for google_product_category, google updates their taxonomy

from time-to-time; so be certain to to inspect the current set of

values against what is being submitted and consider updating

the feed when any related values change.

the best course is simply to submit accurate, valid,
data for all required and recommended attributes
that is relevant for the physical product or how the
physical item might be used.

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Accepted by James_Clemens (Top Contributor)
April 2017

Re: Some filters in product search that are not in the google taxonomy

[ Edited ]
Top Contributor
# 2
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generally, google creates (category) filters dynamically
from a wide variety of sources over time, such as the

statistical analysis of user behavior, product_type,

google_product_category, and all attributes and

values that have been submitted for a product-item --
currently, there is no way to force items into specific
filters and the filters can be highly dynamic.

product_type may be used to subdivide products
within adwords product-groups and by google to
help categorize items during searches -- both of

these uses should be taken into account.

 

for google_product_category, google updates their taxonomy

from time-to-time; so be certain to to inspect the current set of

values against what is being submitted and consider updating

the feed when any related values change.

the best course is simply to submit accurate, valid,
data for all required and recommended attributes
that is relevant for the physical product or how the
physical item might be used.