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Sellers will no longer be able to set up their own shop feeds–the marketplace will need to do it for the sellers. (I’d say that it is still worthwhile to spend the 10 minutes setting up your feed in the mean time–so don’t let this discourage you from getting your feed going!)
Some have said that Google Base’s has already deleted their feeds because for this new rule (a few on Etsy and one on 1000Markets from what I’ve heard).
I’d be surprised if that is why those feeds have been deleted since the last time Google had put a change in requirements into place they allowed feeds that didn’t meet the new requirements to remain until the deadline they provided–which would be December 1st in this case.
I’ve contacted Google tech support and I’ll let you know what I hear back from them on this.
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