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Submitting To Froogle : Point Form Vs Paragraph
Posted 29 September 2004 - 12:06 PM
A few days ago, I saw Froogle and I've decided to give it a try. I mean WHY NOT?? lol
So it took me a while to figure out how it works and I think I know how it works, even though none of my stuff are listed.
Anyway, I ran into a few problems that I need you guys to help me out:
Froogle's submission is weird. They want me to use excel program to create spread sheets and then save it as txt file. OK, I can dig that. Then it says I have to use the EXACT Title and Production Description on my website for the products on Froogle, and this is the part that causes the problem.
My problems are:
1. I use Point form for all my product pages (bullets). I thought it's easier for customers to read what this product offers in point form than a long paragraph. I am not sure how point form would show up in Froogle because most of them are not complete sentences. I did some search on Froogle and it seems like the high ranking products usually only have one small paragraph on the product page that fits nicely froogle search result page. The small description is so small that I don't think a customer would buy just based on that kind of description.
Do you see the problem I have?
2. OK, maybe I can change my point form to paragraphs but would it affect my rankings on Google a lot? Some of my products are already in the top 10 and I don't want to mess around with them too much.
Should I just create a separate product pages for Froogle buyers? Would that be considered as cheating?
Posted 29 September 2004 - 12:17 PM
It will look like a paragraph within the Froogle results and provides more enticing specs than a paragraph might. Keep in mind that Froogle, like Google, will grab what they determine is a relevant snippet from your description.
Posted 29 September 2004 - 01:10 PM
Ok, I visited those pages and it seems like they start with a good-size paragraph and then follow up with point forms for the customers to see.
I guess I'll make the changes on my website first before submitting to Froogle.
By the way, would Froogle improve my website's popularity? It's probably a dumb question but would it? hehe
Posted 29 September 2004 - 02:02 PM
Why not put up a Froogle feed to see how your products rank first?
Also check out this thread if you haven't already about shopping search engines:
Posted 29 September 2004 - 03:00 PM
I tried to submit my feed but it kept saying "Success with Error"?? Do you have any idea?
I didn't put all my products in the feed because I just want to test to see how my products turn out in Froogle first without spending hours to create the feed.
Well, even if Froogle brings in little sales, it is still worth the try right?
Posted 29 September 2004 - 03:11 PM
If your site is database driven, you'll likely benefit from writing a script to build and FTP your Froogle feed for you.
It will make you money. The question that's hard to answer is over what time frame you'll end up ahead.
Posted 29 September 2004 - 04:08 PM
I just submitted the feed again and there are still errors, I'll probably give it up for now and try Yahoo's.
Thanks for your advice.
Posted 29 September 2004 - 05:01 PM
They all have similar data requirements, so don't be surprised if you encounter errors with Yahoo or other shopping sites too.
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