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Why the attributes keep on changing - grandfather me already

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I only have one question - why Google keeps on changing required attributes- I'm a small business its a hassle to update my data feed for all product each time Google says lest change things around. Google make old things work still when new is added - i know its a challenged - you can do it.

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generally, the requirements change to allow more relevant product-listing-ads
to be created on the merchant's behalf, to help structure shopping-campaign
product-groups for bidding strategies within adwords, and to support new and
more useful features within google-shopping.

currently, updated specification information is here:
https://support.google.com/merchants/answer/1344057
https://support.google.com/merchants/answer/3097504
https://support.google.com/merchants/answer/188494
https://support.google.com/merchants/answer/160637

that said, if a third-party is supporting an e-commerce website
infrastructure often, the best course is simply to contact the
third-party support organization directly so they can help with
any required changes to the website or the data (feed).

otherwise, google may be contacted directly here:
https://support.google.com/merchants/contact/feed_spec

see also
https://support.google.com/merchants/answer/6069143

Re: Why the attributes keep on changing - grandfather me already

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Forget third party - loaded feed (after going through pain of formatting it) for a while - I came back few years later it doesn't load - errors- i know what they are i can fix it but why - why not keep it working the way it is and add new features? -LOL - are you the person responsible to comment or you are actually make a difference?