Finding Your Etsy Items in Google Shopping


Go To Great Panes, Kathryn Maloney ©2011
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First: You Need to have Syndicated Status

Only Etsy items from syndicated Etsy shops will be added to Google’s Product/Shopping Search, so first you’ll need to see if you are syndicated. Not all shops are and there’s nothing you can do about getting syndicated, you just have to wait for it to happen (more on that here).

How to you find out if you are syndicated

Log in to Etsy and:

1. Go to “Your Account“.
2. On the left, under “Promote” there will be a link for “Syndication” if you are syndicated.

If you aren’t syndicated the word won’t even be in the list of “Promote” links.

How to find all your Etsy items that are in the shopping search
to know if they are uploading

3. You have to search on Google Shopping for either your Etsy ID or your items (whichever works for you–GoTo for example, doesn’t bring up my GoTo Etsy shop so I have to search for an item, but GoToSupplies does bring up my GoToSupplies Etsy shop). Search here:
http://www.google.com/products

4. Go to a page where you see your items in results shown as sold by Etsy – USERNAME (USERNAME being your Etsy username).

On the left side of the page you’ll see links to all the sellers on that page (click “more” if you don’t see it). Click the link on the left for your shop name–see my shop link in the yellow oval:

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I searched 48 Clear plastic earring post findings, clicked the link on the left for my shop.

5. Now to get your seller feed number:

In the address bar you’ll find the address for that page–most of it will be gobbledy-gook. See how it looks in the address bar here–in the yellow oval is my seller number:

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Copy the whole web page address for your page to a word processor to more easily find your seller number. Mine is highlighted in purple in the web page address here, it is prefaced by the word seller and a colon:

http://www.google.com/search?q=48+Clear+plastic+earring+post+findings&hl=en&tbm=shop&source=lnt&tbs=seller:7152851&sa=X&ei…

6. Take that number put it at the end of the webpage address below instead of the XXXXXX and you should be taken to a page with just your items uploaded by Etsy:

http://www.google.com/products?q=&authorid=XXXXXX

Mine looks like this:

http://www.google.com/products?q=&authorid=7152851

7. The results page will show how many of your items are currently in Google’s Shopping/Product search:

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8. Once you have that address working for finding your items, bookmark it in your browser for easier finding in the future.

Please note: Admin have said the new (June 2011) syndication shouldn’t have any issues with vacation mode anymore, but it used to be that if you put your shop in vacation mode your Google ID number might change–it’s unclear if that will still be the case.

So you may have to create a new bookmark after coming out of vacation mode–please bookmark this page for future reference. 🙂 It also used to be the case that you needed to re-enable your existing items for upload after vacation mode or they won’t be in the feed, it’s unclear if that’s still the case too.

Go To Great Panes, Kathryn Maloney ©2011

This post is copyrighted–you do not have permission to repost this content elsewhere but you are welcome to link to it if you’d like to share the information.


5 thoughts on “Finding Your Etsy Items in Google Shopping”

  1. I went under My Account but there is no “Promote” section on the left for me to choose from.
    Any ideas why?

    1. Hi Juliet! Sorry for the delay in responding–yes, as mentioned above it is because you are not yet syndicated. It only shows up under promote once you are syndicated.

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