This is a brief discussion of how Google works and how
your product gets listed on it.
Basically, Google has three mechanisms for
Direct Feed: If your product qualifies, we
will upload it to Google Shopping on your behalf. For this to
happen, you must:
If you qualify for this feed, 100% of your qualified product is fed every day.
be located in the US
accept credit card payments or checks;
not have product that is forbidden to be on
Google Shopping (firearms, human organs, faux merchandise, etc.)
collect sales tax
if the item is a book published after 1970, it
must have an ISBN
Sitemap: On a nightly basis, we send the
information about the entire site to Google. The only items that are sent in this feed
are the ones that have been added to the site or changed since the last feed.
Spidering: Google also routinely sends its robot
("GoogleBot") to retrieve content from all the TIAS
malls. Particularly if you have recently listed an item in the
"News" section of the mall, your entire store is likely to
get visited and indexed by Google. We do not control this process and Google changes it
frequently and typically does not disclose exactly how they are currently doing the
spidering; for more information, you may want to search on Google.
Thus, even if your store does not qualify to be fed to
Google, you'll find that your merchandise is being retrieved by one or
both of the other two methods.
Google provides information to people who search based
on the relevance of the listing to the term that is being
searched. For more information about how this works,