adding products to a category
I have recently uploaded a lot of products to Google Merchant Centre. They are currently showing as not yet searchable.
Im then trying to create a google shopping ad campaign to display these products, however when I attempt to change the products in the ad campaign, it says none of the categories available have any products attributed to it, and even though I added my products to very specific categories for them to be uploaded to Merchant Centre.
Im not sure how to integrate the contents of GMC and my Google Ad campaign?
Re: adding products to a category[ Edited ]
October 2015 - last edited October 2015
a google_product_category value must be exactly
as google defines and relevant with respect to the
physical item being submitted.
a product_type value must use standard > breadcrumbs,
be relevant with respect to the physical product, and use
a taxonomy hierarchy to divide sets of items into groups.
generally, items must usually have a searchable status to be seen
within the linked account's shopping-campaign; the entire process
may sometimes take 24-72 hours or so.
also, be certain items submitted as in stock are actually
in your current, on-hand, physical, inventory -- typically,
out of stock items will not be given a searchable status.
most delays in being assigned a searchable status are triggered by a few issues:
(a) a potential policy violation of an item, image, site, or type of product;
(b) submitted data not adhering to the rules or policies of a target-country;
(c) a recently registered feed or existing feed with unreported (syntax) errors;
(d) an item that has not been updated with respect to the most recent policies;
(e) certain (feed) data updates -- such as a new product or any new id;
(f) a feed that has not been updated (re-uploaded) in over a month;
(g) id values that change or are not unique per-item, or across multiple feeds;
(h) a landing-page or image that cannot be crawled properly, at all times;
(i) a feed submitted too frequently or too often with respect an expiration-date;
(j) any change to a website including images, microdata, content, or structure;
(k) having more than a one registered feed -- only one feed is recommended.
under the diagnostics-tab, under the current-issues section -- try
clicking on the account, feeds, and items, flagged or blue boxes.
also, recheck the individual item's status by clicking
on the item's title under the products-tab and then
clicking on any link under the technical-details area.
if there are any obvious issues, simply make the corrections in
the submitted data or on the website and then, re-upload the
registered feed, before contacting google.
otherwise, forum-members cannot look into data-feeds or account histories --
we would usually need more specific information posted here within the public
forums to offer more specific suggestions.
otherwise, if items remain in a not-yet-searchable status
after 72-hours or so then, google may be contacted directly --