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Using Merchant Centre Rules to change change title

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Hi - I have set up a rule to change the title but it is not working.  Can anyone see what I have done wrong.

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Thanks - Paemchen

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Using Merchant Centre Rules to change change title

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by default, if there is no attribute for an item,
then there will be no feed-rule applied; that is,
all attributes within the rule must exist within
the item, or the rule will not be applied.

 

for example, in a rule for title, such as:
color + ' ' + brand + ' ' + title + ',' + ' ' + size
if size does not exist for an item-offer, no part of

the rule will be applied and title will be left as-is.

 

also, the attribute-names must match exactly --

both in the rule and in the corresponding feed --
for example, colour is not the same as color.

 

that said, this is mainly a peer-to-peer forum; forum-members cannot
look into accounts; a screen-capture is welcomed, but does not offer the
specific details of the exact characters entered and there is no indication
of what, specifically, does not work, how, and what, specifically, the feed
rule-previews are showing with respect to "not working" -- the best likely
course would be to post such specific details, here in public -- or simply
contact google directly.

 

as an aside, the submitted image and price must match the landing-page, exactly;

also, changing the data at the source -- such as, within the e-commerce system,
or in the content-management-system, or directly on the website -- rather than
using any feed-rule, is usually best.

 

 

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Using Merchant Centre Rules to change change title

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I should have added that the other rules which I set up are working correctly.  It's just the title that's not happy!

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by default, if there is no attribute for an item,
then there will be no feed-rule applied; that is,
all attributes within the rule must exist within
the item, or the rule will not be applied.

 

for example, in a rule for title, such as:
color + ' ' + brand + ' ' + title + ',' + ' ' + size
if size does not exist for an item-offer, no part of

the rule will be applied and title will be left as-is.

 

also, the attribute-names must match exactly --

both in the rule and in the corresponding feed --
for example, colour is not the same as color.

 

that said, this is mainly a peer-to-peer forum; forum-members cannot
look into accounts; a screen-capture is welcomed, but does not offer the
specific details of the exact characters entered and there is no indication
of what, specifically, does not work, how, and what, specifically, the feed
rule-previews are showing with respect to "not working" -- the best likely
course would be to post such specific details, here in public -- or simply
contact google directly.

 

as an aside, the submitted image and price must match the landing-page, exactly;

also, changing the data at the source -- such as, within the e-commerce system,
or in the content-management-system, or directly on the website -- rather than
using any feed-rule, is usually best.

 

 

Using Merchant Centre Rules to change change title

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Thanks very much for taking the time to respond.

If I can just clarify and if I have understood correctly...  If one of my products does not have, for example, a size attribute or a colour, then the title will not follow the rule.  Or does this mean that none of the 2,000 products will obey the rule?  I can't see easily if it is working now unless I my products show live in a search.

Should I use a supplementary feed instead if this is not a good system to use?  I need my products title to say, EXAMPLE "blue t-shirt size 5/6".

 

My feed is generated daily automatically from my website and I am unsure how to produce a supplementary feed.  I don't have easy access to the website as this is hosted by my web developers/ecommerce people.  I have access to my Merchant Center so this is why I elected to try to improve the feed using these rules.  Will a supplementary feed need to change daily with the product & price information?

Using Merchant Centre Rules to change change title

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first, you're welcome.

(a) yes -- if one product does not have, for example,
a size attribute, then the title will not follow the rule;

(b) there is no need to use a live-search -- to easily see if
a rule is working for a particular item, now, or not; simply
click on the rule and inspect the (blue) preview active/draft

values, in the upper-right-hand-corner, of the edit-rule page.

click the search-magnifying-glass-icon to preview a particular item;

hover-over the blue-preview to review the corresponding attribute values;

also, the products-list-tab will show the final, active, results,
by clicking on an item's title, after primary-feed processing --

compare the raw-feed-attributes to the final-attributes values.


(c) a supplemental-feed is simply another type of feed-rule, in a file.

a supplemental-feed may be used to add any missing attributes
with proper values -- such as color, size, and age_group.

producing a supplemental-feed, programmatically, is certainly efficient --
however, there is no need for any such production or access to the website.

during registration, a supplemental-feed may be a spreadsheet (google-sheet) --
simply edit the google-sheet and add the attributes and values that are wanted,

for any subset of existing primary-feed items.

(d) an alternative, likely easier, fix, would be to simply add
multiple title-rules, to the current, existing, feed-rules --

for example, one title-rule for items with color, size, and brand,
and another title-rule for items with only a color and brand, etc.:

color + ' ' + brand + ' ' + title + ',' + ' ' + size
color + ' ' + brand + ' ' + title
brand + ' ' + title + ',' + ' ' + size
brand + ' ' + title

to add additional title-rules, simply click:

add-source, under data-sources.

the additional title-rules may be used
with, or without, a supplemental-feed.

(e) of course, contacting the web-developers/ecommerce people,
so that the title is properly fixed and the color, size, age_group,
and gender, attributes are properly displayed on the website,
and submitted in the feed -- removing the need for any such
supplemental-feed or feed-rule -- is likely best, long-term.

 

as an aside, the description values, currently being
submitted, should be free of all html and formatting --
and may otherwise harm quality and performance

within the ad-auctions, over time.