Connect your Google shopping feed to Cevoid

To be able to tag your UGC posts with your product we need to sync your product catalogue to our systems. Follow the steps below to get set up correctly. Note that it can in some cases be good to set up additional feeds for Cevoid instead of trying to configure or optimize your Google feeds that are already in action.

Make sure that your feed is an XML file and follow Google’s standard formatting, and contains the required attributes below. Follow this documentation for general information: Product data specification

Required values

  • id

  • title

  • link

  • price

  • image_link (Main image of for the product)

    Try to keep the image size smaller than 500px in width and height. If you need a large image for Google then we recommend creating a new set of feeds for Cevoid instead.


Optional (use for best-practice)

additional_image_link

In our popups we alternate the product image to a second image to show more details about the product. If you provide additional image links this function will be supported in the galleries and popups.

Try to keep the image size smaller than 1000px in width and height. If you need a large image for Google then we recommend creating a new set of feeds for Cevoid instead.


item_group_id

Use the item group ID [item_group_id] attribute to group product variants in your product data. Variants are a group of similar products that only differ from one another by product details like size, color, material, pattern etc. Including this value is crucial to have a good product linking experience between variants on your website and will save you lots of time!


google_product_category or product_type
You can use any of the two fields to specify what category the product belongs to. For example: A shirt might belong to the "T-shirt" category and another shirt the "Hoodie" category.

Specifying categories improves both customer and user experience in the Cevoid platform.

Categories lets you search and find correct products based on category when tagging content and also adds support for content fallback in the case a product does not have any or much UGC. The category fallback will then add images of other products in the same category before adding content from other products. This helps keeping the product pages relevant.


Steps-by-step

  1. Log into Cevoid, then go to Settings > Product and markets

  2. Create a market and enter your feed into the market. Guide: How to create Markets

  3. When the market is created we will start importing your products and assign thm to the specified market. We automatically sync your Google shopping feeds every hour and check if data has been updated!

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