Sunday, May 2, 2010
Google Product Search Prohibited Words...
For as long as I have known, Google Product Search has No-No words they don't like. For our listings (items for sale) to appear in Google Shopping, we "must" follow Google Product rules.
So you ask, what are these prohibited words?
Using the word "FREE"
Google DOES NOT like the word "Free", so when you want to say you offer free shipping, you can replace it with "shipping included", "price includes shipping".
You have to be careful when using the word free in any form, i.e.:
Words to Describe Color:
Smoke Related Items:
Smoky - i.e. Smoky Quartz
Other Misc. Prohibited Words To Avoid:
Adult - Use Men, Women to describe size
The above list is not all inclusive of what Google Product Search doesn't like.
**NOTE: Remember that Google Search and Google Product Search are two different search engines. The No-No words do not affect your listings showing in "regular" Google searches. The majority of people searching Google will use Google Search not Google Product Search. With that in mind, only you can decide if you want to include the words Google doesn't like.
Have a great day!