Friday, August 29, 2008

Put your products on Goggle Base


I was introduced to the world of Google when I started using their search engine, many years ago.


Then a few months back, I set up a gmail account. It was great, getting my personal mail without having to be at my home computer. If you don't have a gmail account, I would suggest looking into it.

Then I heard about Google Base.








People use Google Base to find jobs, housing, cars, even vacation rentals. But for me, Google Base was a way to put "Products," or my jewelry, on the internet. I started reading in some of the Etsy forums how you can send all your items at once, through a data feed. Many people have done it.

It worked for me at first. I downloaded over 50 items at one time. Then, for one reason or another, some of my items were "Disapproved," maybe because of the word "fetish" in my descriptions. But there's an option to download products one at a time. And it worked. I just copy and pasted the information from my Etsy pages - and took the questionable word out!
You can read more about Google Base on Etsy if you want, in the forums. There's one thread, called Load your items into Google Base - SUPER EASY, in Business Topics, that has been discussing this since mid-August. As of today, August 29th, there are over 1500 posts. I think the Etsy Admin has taken notice, and are trying to help shop owners.

You can also set up an easy payment method called Google Checkout. Have you ever purchased products on Google Base, or tried using the site to sell things? Please share your experiences in the comments. Thanks!

9 comments:

Nature Manipulated said...

I've never heard of Google Base but I'd like to hear what people's experiences with it have been.

I'll be sure to check out the Etsy thread later this weekend.

Dayna said...

I put my stuff out on Google Base a few weeks ago. Need to update it now and again and they only stay there for 31 days I think. Still learning.

Holly said...

Thanks so much for telling me about this... I hadn't heard about it before. I just signed up, so we'll see what happens.

I love all the items you write about, always informative! That's one of the reasons I'm nominating you for a Brilliant Blog Award! Read about it here:
http://hadesigns.blogspot.com/2008/08/brilliant-blog-award.html

Have a GREAT day! :)

BeadedTail said...

Congratulations on your award from holly!

Thanks for this post! I uploaded to Google Base a couple of weeks ago but really had no idea what I was doing at the time so I appreciate learning more about it from you!

SpottedCow said...

I think the key to Google Base is...once you get everything set up that you need to update the .xml file every day. The days I don't update, no click throughs. The days I do update...lots of clicks. Kinda like putting your goods back to the top of the pile. Now making this process a part of my daily routine.

about denise said...

This is great advice! I'm still learning my way around Google. I missed the Etsy thread. Glad I came here. :)

stitch.tac.sew said...

I just started learning google base and I will stay posted here to learn more. I did just upload my information recently!

LoneStarVintageClothing said...

That's really cool. I have all my google stuff set up, but have never used Google Base. Have you sold anything that way? I'm going to have to look into this.. :)

storybeader said...

haven't sold anything this way, lonestar, as far as I know. Does get your products out there. {:-Deb

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