Etsy RSS & Google Base/Merchant Center

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Go To Great Panes, Kathryn Maloney Β©2009
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What is Google Base/Google Merchant Center? Click here!

Update: As of December 2009, Google is requiring marketplaces like Etsy to upload the goods for the sellers, sellers can no longer upload their own items.

For more info on how your items will be added to Google Merchant Center see these two posts:

Google Retired Etsy RSS Feeds

FAQs for the New Etsy Google Merchant Product Search Feed

Tutorial deleted to avoid confusion, see update above.


253 thoughts on “Etsy RSS & Google Base/Merchant Center”

  1. On step 11, you need to paste in the URL that you copied in step 10. Don’t rely on the URL that Google puts there, because they got it from the shop URL you put in for step 4 (at least mine did).

    Once I fixed that, it started working for me. πŸ™‚

  2. Thanks Ring Raven! I forgot to put the line about pasting what you had just copied into the scheduler–I’ve added it now.

  3. .

    You’re welcome everyone!

    Karen–I’m so glad to hear it worked out!

    Looks like your items are live now–it usually only takes a few hours to go from successful upload to “published and searchable”.

  4. Great tutorial – very helpful. I suspect you might be able to do multiple shops if you get a multi-client account from google base.

  5. I just set this up…your instructions were perfect…thank you so much! I was over a week late on my manual upload, and now I don’t have to worry at all!

  6. Thanks Lis–I bet you are right about the multi-client account. When I read about that a year ago there was something I didn’t like about it, though now I can’t recall what it was that I didn’t like…. πŸ™‚

    Perhaps I’ll give it a shot!

  7. Thank you so much for the instructions! I had it set up the old way before Christmas, but forgot to update it after 30 days… hopefully this will be easier πŸ™‚

  8. Hi Belinda–Name the data feed the with your shop name followed by .xml

    That was an error when I copied the create a data feed info over from the other tutorial–sorry! I’ve fixed it now.

  9. thank you for the great, clear directions. i NEVER would have been able to figure it out on my own… can’t wait to see if it works. i hope so!

  10. very helpful instructions for the computer unsavvy user (uh, that would be me)….is there any way to add the extra items if you have more than 100 items in your etsy shop and are using the automatic etsy feed update

  11. Question: I use this method for Ebay. I have different things on Etsy. So, I don’t want to change the URL on the google base; I want to add an additional URL on Googlebase for the etsy store; do you know if I can do that?

  12. HI, the store connector is not working except for store items- not for items up in the core of ebay that are fixed price. I have 38 items in the Ebay store; I have 450 items in the core of Ebay, at fixed price. I used to be able to have them all listed, via the connector. there is a problem with the new page on Ebay. So, I thought I would list some from Etsy.

  13. What I would really like to do is get all of my Ebay fixed priced items up onto Google. But Ebay google specific file only has the 38 items in it; the rest are in the Ebay standard file. Any help is greatly appreciated.

  14. Well if you are using the store connector then you can’t use a multiclient account nor add your Etsy listing to that account. You’ll need a second account for your Etsy shop.

    To get your other Ebay items up see the link to the comment above yours for creating a spreadsheet to upload them.

  15. Hi. THANKS for these instructions. I have a question, in step #4 it says to be sure the URL has your etsy member number and not id number. I think this may be my problem. How do I find out which is which? Does this look right (member #) … I pasted that from the public view of my shop, with me signed it. Thanks for your help. Lisa

  16. Your Etsy ID is your member name. So long as what you are pasting has your member number and not your member name you’re good!

  17. Oh My GOSH — it worked. Honestly, this is the best tutorial. I used another tutorial a month or so ago and it didn’t work. I checked this morning and saw the beautiful word “SUCCESS” on google base. Really — thank you so much. I appreciate it. Have a great rest of the week, fellow etsian. πŸ˜‰ Lisa

  18. Thank you so much for this step-by-step tutorial. I found your link to this post in the Etsy forums and was a bit worried that, being so far from tech savvy, I’d never be able to follow it. But your instructions were clear, precise and accurate. Much obliged!

  19. Thanks so much for all of your help. I just followed the steps for RSS feed and I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

  20. Sally–sorry to hear it’s still not working for you. If you had used Let’s Ets previously you need to change some account settings too. Start from step 1 of the tutorial to make sure it is all set up correctly to use the RSS feed.

  21. Great directions. I’m waiting to see if it works – I’ve tried the storque tutorial multiple times with out success.
    Question, will the automatic upload work, when I have my computer turned off? I think it should – but my thinking has gotten me in trouble before :>

  22. Mary–Yes, your computer can be off. The automatic update is a conversation between Etsy’s computers and Google’s computers.

    lenoxknits–You’re welcome and thanks for posting about our website and instructions! The more Etsy sellers in Google Base the better!

  23. Just wanted to make sure. My upload was successful!!!!!!!!! However, it indicates that I am missing product type values. Any idea how to correct that. I consider my items as new. I use album jackets that I affix to baltic birch and cut into 9 coasters.
    Thanks for all your help!

  24. thanks so much, I am now waiting for the upload to see if it works, but I really appreciate your clear instructions. What I want to know is – is it the words in the product title that are used for the goodle search – and if you should I go through all my items and re-name them more descriptively?

  25. Thanks so much for your great instructions. I could not get my rss feed to load on the last step no matter what I did. Just kept retrying it every few minutes and finally BOTH of my shops loaded successfully! Couldn’t have navigated it without your help!

  26. this is great! but mine failed the first time and now is still “processing” 40 minutes after the scheduled upload. should i be worried?

  27. Thanks for your helpful post!

    I have my upload set for daily, but my items remain
    “Published… searchable soon”
    for MOST of that twenty-four hour time period. Eeeeek!

    Goggle says:
    “What does “Published… Searchable Soon” mean?

    Items submitted using a data feed will be searchable within 24 hours after your feed
    processes and your file status displays “Success” on your Google Base dashboard.”

    I just changed the scheduler to weekly.

  28. β€œPublished… searchable soon” sometimes lasts only an hour sometimes a pretty long time.

    I have found that while the current upload says that, the last upload still remains active so your goods are still up there for folks to find while it is in the publishing process.

  29. well, when I went to save changes after the utf-8 thing, my feed disappeared and now I can’t register it because it says my shop name is already registerd, but I can’t find the fee. Do you know what I would do?

  30. Maybe try refreshing the page, or logging out and back in to see if it re-appears?

    If that doesn’t work, create a new feed with a different name–it should be ok.

  31. Thanks for this. As usual, I forgot the manual upload so none of my items are showing up, so I’m finally trying the shop feed. Hopefully I did it right and it will work.

  32. Help! Went through the RSS feed tutorial, got things set up, finally shows status of upload as successful, but I have no active items, nothing is showing up. What do I need to do?

  33. Wow, thank you so much! Great instructions, very clear . . . I had a few hiccups getting it set up (I kept getting error messages saying “page not found”) but I think it’s working now. Fingers crossed!!

  34. Thanks so much for the info, so helpful!

    For some odd reason though, everytime I try again to fix the issue(it’s been saying failed three times now), it seems to be the RSS link. Now I KNOW I am pasting the right link(from my shop, bottom right corner..rss feed link) but when I got back in the scheduler to edit, it’s showing my id number link…I’m confused!? It won’t paste properly, or something!? Any tips?

  35. Your RSS link should look like this with your shop number at the end instead of my shop number:

    You can just type it in if you need to, or copy from here and replace my shop number with your number.

    If you need more help please post in the Etsy forum thread I linked to two or three comments above this one and I’ll be glad to help you through it. πŸ™‚

  36. THANKS for this info
    I am not sure I have completed it correctly but atleast it is marked so i can work on it until i do get it
    have a great memorial day

  37. I too had trouble after Etsy’s recent changes. Following your tutorial fixed it on the first try. It’s so easy to understand and follow. Thank you for providing this for us.

  38. Thank you! I had trouble after Etsy made recent changes. Your tutorial is so easy to understand and follow that it worked the first try! Your so generous to help us this way.

  39. I have registered my Etsy Google base and set it up for daily feed. Google says uploads are successful, but I can’t find my items in a Google search after the 24 hour waiting period. What am I doing wrong? I read about Google Check -out what is this is? Please help I am getting so frustrated!!

  40. Thank You so much for these instructions on how to set up a schedule for Google Base using Etsy RSS feed!! I had been using LetsEts and Manual Upload of the Data Feed file through mid-March and it had been successful, but recently it continually failed. Rather than fixing the LetsEts method, I used this Etsy RSS Feed method and set up a schedule and now today it was successful and I am back on Google Product Search!! I have it set up on a schedule and now I will be on Google Product Search with my updated items without having to do it manually. Again – Thanks so much – your instructions are clear and very easy to follow for me!!

  41. Well, I am wary but hopeful. I hadn’t been paying attention to googlebase since january (silly me). Imagine my surprise when the upload was failing. Thank goodness I decided to look here for answers. Now I wait to see if it’s working for me.

    Thank you

  42. Thanks so much for an excellent tutorial. When I tried to do the data feed file name as my store name, it did not work. I tried adding a number to the end of it, and then it worked fine. I think it’s because I had previously used the data feed file name, and you can’t use the same one twice.


  43. I try few times to fallow the instructions and the result: INVALID URL after I copy and paste the shop address from RSS feed in to scheduler. Please help!

  44. Hilda–You don’t copy the shop address into the scheduler. See step 10 for where to get the RSS feed address.

  45. Thanks so much for this amazing tutorial. Now hopefully I just have to wait and hope it works! Great help:)

  46. Hi Judith–Your fix is in steps 1 through 4 (website URL) and steps 10 through 13 (feed address). Make sure they match the examples I give, but with your Etsy ID number at the end.

    If you need more help feel free to join us in the forums help thread:

    Get into Google’s “Shopping” search results–use Google Base

  47. I just did this and it really only took about 5 minutes! Although my shop has only been posting items for sale since last night, I am glad that I did this now instead waiting until later!

    Thank you!

  48. Your instructions were so clear – I can’t believe I did this! Thanks so much!!

  49. Thanks GoTo, Your directions were excellent. I got it first try and I am not computer savvy. I also have another site that I have google analytics on but it does not have an RSS feed and I do not know how to create one. I wish all hosts were as accommodating as Etsy. Thanks, Shawna

  50. thank you so much for those instructions! they were really well laid out–it must have taken you a while to write them, i really appreciate it.
    yay for handmade!

  51. Thanks so much for sharing all this info. I have followed the steps and we will see how it goes. Your help is appreciated!!!!

  52. This was written perfectly! I was able to follow it very easily, step by step and I’m not very good at this type of thing at all. Now maybe I’ll get some visibiltiy for my flower art prints from Google.
    Thank you so very much, Anne

  53. I think I’ve followed your well written instructions and sitting here hoping at 10 PM I will see some results. Got a little confused in a couple of places but for this 69 year old dude that’s great and says alot for you as a teacher & writer.
    Carolyn & Mickey

  54. I was able to make this work but had to go back and ensure that every step was carried out exactly. Had one thing wrong that made it fail, when fixed it uploads data.


  55. Thank you so much. That is the very first time I have ever gotten such easy to use instructions for such anything related to the internet!

  56. You are fabulous for posting this! I have been struggling to figure out how to get more people to my site and never would have known about this or even figured it out. Thanks so much for helping all of us out with this!

  57. Dear Kathryn,

    You are a shining Angel of Mercy. Who would know to about UTF-8 or the “special” addresses to cut and paste if not for your benevolent enlightenment? Thanks very much!

    Poloynis Art

  58. jim–See steps 1 through 4 where it describes how to get your Etsy shop address with your shop number, not the one with the Etsy name. Then they will match. πŸ™‚

  59. YOU ROCK! I cant believe the list of my items is there! the tutorial is clear and easy to follow. Thank you, thank, thank you. By the way, can we do this for artfire or other venues?
    i could Not have done this without this tutorial Thks Irene

  60. Linda–Missing conditions & missing product types are not something you can change using the Etsy RSS method. Even if you change it manually right on Google Base, as soon as your scheduled feed updates it will overwrite anything you have edited there.

    As far as I can see, missing both if these things hasn’t effected our search results.

    Missing conditions:
    It means there’s no “new” or “used” indicator–it isn’t currently in Etsy’s feed but Etsy admin have said they will have that fixed by the Google deadline for including that info (June 30th).

    Missing product type:
    Categories the way Google Base has defined them doesn’t seem to jibe with Etsy’s feed. There’s nothing you can do about that.

  61. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I haven’t tried it yet, but I have been needing help and your instructions sound good!

  62. thank you so much for spelling this out so thoroughly for me. It helped me catch an error in the previous way I did it.

  63. Ok what exactly is the data feed cause I couldnt find anything…Im probablly just being stupid lol.

  64. Goto – thanks so much for the help – as much as I put this stuff off and want to avoid it, I know it is an important way to drive traffic to your shop. Your tutorial was excellent and I am a certifiable computer dummy! KUDOS!!!

  65. Yay! Thank you for this wonderful resource. I just plugged everything in – now I need to keep my fingers crossed that it all works!

  66. thank you very much for this artical, Go to Great Panes. i’ve been trying to figure this out for a least a month and in 5 mins. with you info. i did it right . thank you very much,

  67. I followed the directions on how to capture the link for the rss feed on my home page but when I paste that into the scheduler, I get the following message: Domain name must match home page’s domain. I tried it several times and got the same message. Can you help me figure out why that’s happening?

  68. Your directions were easy to follow, even for a tech challenged person like myself. I’ll check back at 8:00 to see if it’s working. Keeping my fingers crossed.

  69. Thank You so much for the tutorial, I think I got it! I’m switching from the one you update every month to the auto RSS feed. Instructions were clear and concise.

  70. You’re welcome!

    Rita–It may take a few hours past the scheduled time for your first feed to upload. For a some it has taken overnight, for a few people it has taken a full 24 hours.

    Your time zone should be fine. πŸ™‚

  71. I thank you so much for your support for everyone on google base. I set it up a while ago using your blog. I have not been around to update, and could never get it to do scheduled. Now all of my things are gone. Just followed your blog step by step. It will still not upload on schedule nor manually.

  72. Thank you ever so much…I had tried in the past to establish my Google-Base and was not successful. But today, thanks to your tutorial I was successful! THANKS!!!

  73. Thank you for this! The LetsEts way gave me a ton of errors because of the changes Etsy made. Fingers crossed it works perfectly! πŸ™‚

  74. I’ve done all of this prior to now. I mysteriously stopped receiving notifications from google that my items have uploaded (I had them scheduled), which prompted me to look into it. It says it is missing conditions and product type values! I have no idea how to access those particulars to fix it? Do you? Thank you in advance!

  75. I tried this yesterday and I’m still waiting for the upload…keeping my finger crossed that it will work!!

  76. Hi, I had a base feed setup but I did it incorrectly. I setup a new feed based on your instructions, (WONDERFUL BY THE WAY, and I am going to donate, these instructions have been the most helpful tips ever!! )

    I deactivated the first feed and the one I wanted says active, good so far, but under the active it says manual upload, should this say automatic or something similar? I have been trying for so long to get this to work that I am probably missing a step or overlooking something in my frustration, so I still need a little more help. Thank you

  77. Hi, I am sure I did everything right but after three days it still says “no update submitted” When I go to active items it says none.
    Any ideas?

  78. I just saw the other posts so no need to answer, I will wait a week and see if it works once the scheduler is fixed. Thanks for the work you do, it is appreciated.

  79. YAY!!! After a much anticipated time, it’s working! (It took ~5 days.) Everything’s there and will be searchable in <24 hours! You are AWESOME!!! Thanks for the lovely tutorial. πŸ™‚

    Lots of Love,


  80. Hi,
    I was at my wits end on getting Let’s Ets to upload my files lately, even manually. Someone gave me your link and it worked! Thanks a bunch! Will recommend to others.

  81. Thanks for the info. I had tried to set this up earlier, but I kept getting an error email. I couldn’t figure out why, but I think it’s the rss step. I wondered how it was going to upload, but I figured Google knew something I didn’t. Can’t wait to see if it works now!

  82. When I go to schedule and fill in the rss is says
    Domain name must match home page’s domain I don’t understand what Im doing wrong. Please help

    1. Susan–Double check that you have the right info in for steps 1 through 5 and steps 11 through 15. Compare the info you have to the examples given, using your id number of course, not mine.

  83. thanks for a great tutorial! I set up using letsets months ago, and that worked for me for a long time. then suddenly it stopped working. It said there was an error in the xml file, mismatched tags. I tried switching to the rss data feed, using your instructions, and it continued to have the same error message. I have tried deleting the old data feed, and going away, and coming back and making a new one. But i always have to use the same name (my etsy user name) and the same file keeps coming back, and failing, even though i have made sure the “rss” is in the middle of the link i post into the feed. Suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks so much!

    1. Pamela–When all else failed I created a new feed with a slightly different name–instead of goto.xml I used goto2.xml. That cleared whatever the buggy data seemed to be our of the feed and it started working again just fine.

  84. Thanks, i am fixed now, with my first shop…you are great!

    now i have a second shop, and soon will add a third. I notice you mention you have two shops when you talk about settings, but don’t say what to do with the second shop address. I can only assume you have to pick ONE for the settings, and then make two different data feeds, one for each shop? thanks again!

  85. I don’t understand this….help please…I get a “Feed Level Message” that says

    Warning: Missing recommended attribute: weight
    and “Data quality” says

    100% 59 Missing Product Type Values

    I don’t know what “product type values” are and I don’t know what they mean by “missing attribute: weight”

    I’m getting so frustrated!

    1. Lori–See the Google Base β€œFrequently Asked Question” links at the end of the tutorial–FAQ # 2 answers your questions. πŸ™‚

  86. Wow! Just did this! Now am waiting for the feed! Thank You for the detailed instructions! It went perfectly!… so far!

  87. Thank you for taking the time to share this with us. I can’t wait to see if it works for me.
    how do we go back and check it? If I bookmark the data feed page will that be what I want?
    Thanks again!

    1. You’re welcome everyone!

      Art2WearBoutique–You can go back to the Google Base page and log in to check on your feed. See the FAQ links above for more info.

  88. Thank you so much for this detailed step by step! πŸ™‚

    Setting up through RSS feed like this is SO MUCH better than the way I had it up before, manually by uploading the xml file.

  89. Good Morning!
    I followed your instructions to the letter and I just checked and it ALL WORKED! 1st time! I am soooooooo happy! I cannot thank you enough for this most valuable information. How kind of you to take so much of your valuable time to help others like me. You’re grrrrrreat! Now, I hope it helps my etsy store :).

    1. If you website is equipped with an RSS feed that meets the Google Base submission requirements you can use that with the scheduler, or you can create a data file with all your products that you either manaully upload or that place on your website for Google to fetch it from. The GB help sections should help get you started:

      Submitting to Google Base

  90. Thank you so much! How informative. Those were the most clear instructions I have ever followed online. I wish all instructions could be that clear and to the point.
    Thanks I appreciate it.

  91. I think I have my ChildsBoutique set up correctly for the feed. I have now gone back to do the feed for my MurphysHouse store but don’t see a place for a second URL . How did you setup the feed for two stores. Did you have to get a second google base account?

  92. Your directions to get the Google Base to work are so explicit. You are so patient with all of us who don’t have a clue. Anyway, I did everything twice, using the RSS way, which seemed to work ok and the scheduler worked ok. But I got an e-mail back from Google saying no items were inserted. I tried twice to get the items to go in, but there is something I am not doing correctly. Also I am working from an apple. Any ideas? Thanks for any suggestions you have.

    1. Have you checked FAQ #3? That has trouble shooting help–see our main Google Base page for a link to all the Google Base help posts, including FAQ #3:
      Google Base

      If nothing there fixes your issue, paste the error message that is on Google Base into this Etsy forum help thread:
      Google Base Help Thread

  93. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! The time you have taken to help sellers on Etsy is beyond wonderful! I was completely ignorant before reading this!

  94. This was a great tutuorial. But I had an issue when I got to #14 … I get the message : Domain name must match home page’s domain

    It won’t let me complete the schedule upload, even w/ just the URL that’s already in there says it’s an Invalid URL
    How do I get past this?

    1. You’re welcome everyone–I’m glad to help!

      Hi Jenn–The URL it autofills may not be right. Check that the addresses you entered match the examples in steps 1 & 14, except with your shop number (not your shop name) at the end of them instead of my shop number(s).

  95. Hi–
    I tried setting this up, and I have 2 shops, but it did not work. Both my shops are on different venues; not both on Etsy.
    Now, I actually have THREE. HOWever, I use the SAME e-mail and seller name on all 3, for consistency. (DzyMsLizzy) and with the non-published e-mail address given for this comment.
    I already had the feed set up for my Bonanzle shop prior to trying to add Etsy. I attempted to follow the instructions for 2 shops, as above, and per your guidance in the Etsy Forums.
    It did not work. What happened was that it stopped the Bonanzle feeds, and did not add the Etsy feeds. I now get regular e-mails reading “No items inserted.”
    Was this because I did something wrong, or is it because of Google’s bad timing on it’s phase-in of the new proceedures?

    In any case… I now also have a shop on ArtFire…which I would eventually like to add… will this even be possible???

    I made my seller name the same in all 3 places for consistency and better visibility and promotion across platforms. Both easier for prospective customers to have to remember only one seller name, and for my ‘aging brain’ to have less to deal with. πŸ˜‰


    ..;-) ..Lizzy

  96. I have the same problem as Allison, and still can not see where to edit product values. It’s products, and then I don’t see anywhere to add further description?


  97. You are amazing and generous –thanks so much (always) for your instructions…I saw this problem happening from the minute I read about it at Etsy (and I was affected).

    Will start over. Thanks again!!

  98. Hello,

    Thank you for this site!

    I was successful in setting up my other shop, but am having problems with this shop.

    I get all the way to the part where I am to schedule – paste my rss link and get this error message:

    “””To schedule a fetch, a valid home page is needed”””

    Any ideas what I am doing wrong?

    Thanks so much!

    1. You’re welcome! Hmmm… since the first feed worked, I’m not sure why the second one won’t. You have your first Etsy shop address with the id number in your “Settings” section in the Website URL box, right? (Not the web page address with your user name.)

  99. Thanks for the tutorial! I *think* I did it correctly and am waiting for the first update to load. Now I am going to go back to see how to add my 2nd shop.

  100. Well, it didn’t update either of my etsy shops after the first hour like I had it set, but maybe it’s just a little slow. I’ll check back later to see if anything has uploaded.
    If I did do everything correctly, it will be worth it once it starts working. πŸ™‚

  101. I must be doing something wrong in following your instructions to to the RSS feed from Etsy. It keeps coming up with “17 of 64 items loaded”. Is there a limit on number of items, or is something else going wrong?

    1. Holly–See FAQ # 3 for help with items that aren’t being inserted, there’s a link at the bottom of the tutorial.

  102. Goto I’m here again. Just one question. I open my second store, how I do the setup for the second store? Can I do that in the same account on “new data feed”. Thanks so much.

  103. your info is great but i need some help….my google merchant/base feeds haven’t been working right for a month or so. i went through and took out every mention of sale or free, capital letters, exclamation points….i did a manual upload and that worked. but the next scheduled did not, nor any after that. if you can help i would be so greatful. i am pretty much out of ideas

  104. Thank you so much for all your help. I have had trouble with the recent google process revisions, I had the phrase “free shipping” in all my items and they were all repeatedly rejected by googlebase. I am now revising the language and the RSS feed works. This site helps so much!

  105. So, I did as you said and the message suggests that most of my items are inserted, but it also has a warning message for “missing recommended attribute: weight ” and 3 errors for prohibited word in attribute” Can you help, please?

    1. Sure–see FAQ 3 (link above) for help with the prohibited words and see FAQ 2 (also linked above) for info on weight. πŸ™‚

  106. Thank you GoTo! Your instructions are so clear & a breeze to follow. Really appreciate you taking the time to share this with everyone!

  107. Hi! Thank you for this amazing post! I have a question that I don’t know how to find the answer to. I keep getting a message that says “Missing recommended attribute: weight”.
    I can’t even begin to wrap my head around how to fix this. Can you suggest anything?

  108. Thanks so much for the helpful tutorial! I knew I was missing a step (or nine!, lol) but couldn’t figure out which way to go until I found your post on the Etsy forum. Many thanks again!

  109. hi, thank you for all the info just did it don’t know if it work have to way until 12:am , but i have a question i have my on web site, can i do the same with my website? thank you

    1. You can, but be aware that Google doesn’t like you to upload the same items from multiple venues. For more info and help, see the “Google Base: Items on Multiple Websites/Domains” post and the “Need a jump start for getting your website feed going?” posts linked to from our main Google Base/Merchant page. (See the gold links on the right.)

  110. Thank you soooo much for this! It’s uploaded perfectly to the merchant centre (googlebase), however none of my items are showing in any google searches. Is this the part that takes time to show up?


    1. You’re welcome! Once it is uploaded your item should appear within a few hours in Google’s Product Search. Sometimes it take a little longer, sometimes shorter. It generally doesn’t effect Google’s regular search except when it occasionally pulls three items for the “Shopping results for XXXX” on page 1 of search results.

  111. Thank you for this – it took several tries but I did what you said and hopefully it will work. Can I make datafeeds for other shops like and

    Thank you so much!
    ~ Diane Clancy

    1. I believe Artfire already gives you the option when you are adding your items, I don’t know about 1000Markets. Either way, as of December it will be up to the venue to upload your goods (Changes Coming for Google Base), but for Etsy, if you aren’t doing the RSS feed before then you won’t be in the first round of shops added to it. Folks not using the RSS upload will be added sometine later (see the admin announcement in the forums).

  112. Thank you so much for updating the information about Google Merchant (previously Google Base). I could not have set up my account with your kind assistance! You have my sincere appreciation and gratitude ~ thanks!!!

  113. I get to the point where I schedule an upload (step 15), but I get a red box and a statement “Domain name must match home page’s domain” when I hit the “SCHEDULE” button. I am using the “” format. What am I doing wrong!? Please help!

    1. That’s the right address for the RSS (assuming you used your id number for the xmyid#x part πŸ™‚ ), so check steps 1 through 5 to make sure you’re using the correct version of your shop’s address then try setting the scheduler again.

  114. LOVE LOVE LOVE this. I tried the manual load with just a few items to see if it was going to work and kept running into issues. Just didn’t have time to keep going back to solve the problems. This RSS feed tutorial is perfect! Thanks for all the time and effort that went into creating this!

  115. Oh – I just found out that I do get a ID number but I need to be logged out?.


    I think the crisis has been overted.


  116. My Google analytics is no longer working. The last data feed was 1/15/10 and stated message: disapproved. What happened, any idea? I used this everyday to monitor visits, etc. and cannot figure out why it is no longer working. Help files are not helping.

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