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Overview

Google Content API for Shopping

Google has retired its old Google Base Data API and replaced it with its new Google Content API for Shopping to let back-end staff more effectively upload and manage product and catalog information. This extension allows developers to migrate their eCommerce stores into the new API to ensure that they come up in Google searches.

  • Replaces current Google Base API logic in Magento
  • Allows developers to define which products are sent to Google
  • Enables definition of how product attributes are mapped to Google
  • Release Notes

    Google Content API for Shopping

    2012-01-27 05:05:34
    • Version number: 0.2.12
    • Stability: Alpha
    • Compatibility: 1.6, 1.11
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    Starting this year, Google has launched new Shopping APIs that will replace Google Base Data API for shopping use cases.
    Google Base Data API will be fully retired on June 1, 2011 and merchants using Base API to upload products to Google should migrate to new Content API till that time. 
    
    This extension covers the new Content API logic and it is designed for managing merchant item being uploaded to Google Base — in Magento it will simply replace the current Google Base API logic.

    Google Content API for Shopping

    2011-06-06 14:44:25
    • Version number: 0.2.10
    • Stability: Alpha
    • Compatibility: 1.6, 1.11
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    Magento Connect 2.0

    Magento Connect 2.0

    Starting this year, Google has launched new Shopping APIs that will replace Google Base Data API for shopping use cases.
    Google Base Data API will be fully retired on June 1, 2011 and merchants using Base API to upload products to Google should migrate to new Content API till that time.

    This extension covers the new Content API logic and it is designed for managing merchant item being uploaded to Google Base — in Magento it will simply replace the current Google Base API logic.

    Google Content API for Shopping

    2011-06-01 21:24:30
    • Version number: 0.2.9
    • Stability: Alpha
    • Compatibility: 1.6, 1.11
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    Magento Connect 2.0

    Magento Connect 2.0

    Starting this year, Google has launched new Shopping APIs that will replace Google Base Data API for shopping use cases.
    Google Base Data API will be fully retired on June 1, 2011 and merchants using Base API to upload products to Google should migrate to new Content API till that time.

    This extension covers the new Content API logic and it is designed for managing merchant item being uploaded to Google Base — in Magento it will simply replace the current Google Base API logic.
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    Google Content API for Shopping 3.1 5 153 153
    Blank white page in admin Hi there, I have just launched my store at the following http://www.doggydazzles.co.uk and would desperately love to use your Google API shopping extension which I have used ucessfully on other sites. I have installed it, cleared caches, re-indexed etc etc, but when I click the Sales > Google API link in config I get a blank white page. I have tried to contact you via support but receive a message to say you're not receiving messages? Please can you help me with this? November 2, 2013
    No Support for Configurable products with Simple products We have a apparel Magento store (1.6.2) and are running into issues when sending configurable products to Google shopping. We are using the Configurable product with simple products configuration and it seems that the configurable products are not being sent over to Google. Only the simple products are. We've added the "Item Group ID" attribute to Magento and are using the Parent's item SKU as the value for all configurable product and it's children. We also have it mapped out to "custom attribute, no mapping" in the Google API Manage Attributes area. After checking out the API request errors from Google, it seems that the configurable product is being rejected because it's missing a "size" attribute. But in our store only the simple products have a size value ex: "S", "M", "L", "XL", and the configurable product doesn't. Thanks October 16, 2013
    Need Support Hi, We liked your extension very much.We are facing issue in your extension while upgrade our magento version. Recently we have upgraded our magento version from magento1.6 to magento1.8.We are tried to upgrade the magento version using magento connect.But while upgrading we are getting following error. CONNECT ERROR: Package community/Mage_Core_Modules 1.8.0.0 conflicts with: community/Mage_GoogleShopping 1.6.0.0 Due to this error we are unable to complete our upgrade.So we tried to uninstall the extension using magento connect.But we are unable to uninstall your extension using magento connect.So we planned to uninstall the extension manually.I able to find the adminhtml files and etc modules only.After removing the files also,still the extension is displaying magento connect manager. Can you give the extension package for us.I mean zip format.It will be very useful for us to uninstall the extension. And also If your extension is compatible with magento1.8 we will greatly appreciate it. We are looking forward for your reply.Please can you reply ASAP. October 1, 2013
    Need to know info to get this working Great Guide!! But you must MAP Shipping now http://duntuk.com/magento-google-shopping-setup If you cannot connect to google you must do this!! In a new tab, go to this URL: https://accounts.google.com/DisplayUnlockCaptcha This URL is an unlocker tool from Google. Basically, as Google support explained, the Google connection has been blocking third party applications (in this case the Go connection). You sign in there, and you have a very short window to go into the application, try to sign in, and it sends a signal to Google that that application is the one you want unblocked. September 26, 2013
    CORE Product? Bugs, No Support, Very Limited Very Poor Module. Wouldn't recommend using for CE. It needs some serious development to function properly. We have thousands of categories module is very linear as mapping are concerned. We have a large dedicated,(Which you'll also need to run this 24/7), but Magento CE API is slow and the bugs in this program are too many to count. No real support. Disappointment is an understatement. Definitely would use if it worked as intended or support was there. September 26, 2013
    No Admin options I have installed this extension and there appears to be no issues during installation. I also see the extension in my Magento Connect Manager but when I go to "System --> Configuration --> Google API" there is no Google Shopping section. I have cleared the cache, deleted cache and session info the the VAR folder and also logged out and back into the admin. Nothing works. August 28, 2013
    Works as Described Takes a little time to set up and get products accepted, but once past the first hurdle, you're good to go. August 21, 2013
    Great Free APP It was a hassle to set it up. I figure it out within 2 hours. Now, I will do it in 20 minutes. It is very important to have your atribiutes asingn properly to your product. August 18, 2013
    I have found a help about this extension I saw so many people are facing the problems to set this extension. I have found this link, may be this can be helpful for someone. http://duntuk.com/magento-google-shopping-setup I found this extension very helpful. August 17, 2013
    GoogleShopping Error Hello, I have some problem with extension. I saw in magento system.log this error Warning: include(Mage/GoogleShopping/Model/Attribute/Color.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory Warning: include(Mage/GoogleShopping/Model/Attribute/SalePrice.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory Warning: include(Mage/GoogleShopping/Model/Attribute/Brand.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory Warning: include(Mage/GoogleShopping/Model/Attribute/Mpn.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory Warning: include(Mage/GoogleShopping/Model/Attribute/SalePriceEffectiveDateFrom.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory Warning: include(Mage/GoogleShopping/Model/Attribute/SalePriceEffectiveDateTo.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory Warning: include(Mage/GoogleShopping/Model/Attribute/Name.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory Warning: include(Mage/GoogleShopping/Model/Attribute/Description.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory I think that’s happened because google shopping api has been updated. Please, can you help me with this problem. Thanks, Alena August 2, 2013
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    After installing the Google Shopping plugin.

    503: Service Error
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    Uninstalling fixed it, but I would like to set this up to work permanently.
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    Didn't break anything.

    Maintenance flag. Delete the maintenance.flag off you server on you home directory.
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    Hello,

    I've been using your Google Content API extension from its early days, quite happy with it. However, when I installed its latest version on Magento v1.7.0.1, I'm getting this "...Unable to connect to Google Content. Please, check Account settings in configuration.Error: Authentication with Google failed. Reason: BadAuthentication" error although all account settings are correctly set in config. Do you know anything about this problem?

    I think it is worth mentioning that I've been able to add products to Google Shopping using that same Google account but using different extension (which actually uses an online service for submitting to google and other comparison shopping sites), so I don't think the problem might be in the Google account itself.

    Any help or insight into this problem would be greatly appreciated.

    Regards,
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    Answer: 
    There is a possibility that your login attempts may have seen suspicious.

    https://accounts.google.com/DisplayUnlockCaptcha

    Do this and try again.
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    Answer: 
    I had the same problem. Here is the solution for the badauthentification issue: in your Google account settings go to the menu Security and allow all apps (also the not so secure ones) access to your account.

    Now, that this problem is solved I am faced with the required_destination one. Let's see there surely is a solution for this one as well...
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    Hello,

    I've been using your Google Content API extension from its early days, quite happy with it. However, when I installed its latest version on Magento v1.7.0.2, I'm getting this "...Unable to connect to Google Content. Please, check Account settings in configuration.Error: Authentication with Google failed. Reason: BadAuthentication" error although all account settings are correctly set in config. Do you know anything about this problem?

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    Hi, i have the same error.
    Did you find the answer?

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    extension key through my Magento site it come up with the site is under maintenance please try later. Its been 4 hours now and nothing. I cant access it through admin or on the web just to view it.

    Does anyone know how to fix the problem or uninstall the extension key. I am desperate!!!!!

    It does say at the bottom its a 503 Error!!!
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    Answer: 
    We've all had this problem from time to time.

    Sounds like there is a maintenance flag.

    There will be a file called maintenance.flag on the home directory on you server.

    Delete that file and you're good to go. What happens is why you install applications, you site has this temporary flag and then deletes it. If for some reason you already had the program, or something else made the program not run as intended, the flag gets left.

    Hope this helps!
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    We are an apparel / clothing company with many different sizes of our clothing. We want to use Google Product Listing Ads but we are struggling to get it setup correctly. We added required fields such as Color, Gender, Age Group, Size to the Google Content Shopping > Manage Attributes for the relevant product types.

    But, we are using configurable products with simple products (not visible in catalog / search) attached to do the sizing for variants. So, when we upload the products to Google base, the simple products upload fine as they have all the correct attributes, but they fail the upload for the configurable product because it doesn't have a size associate to it.

    So, does the product feed that this creates automatically set an "item group id" like google suggests for product "variants"?

    How should this situation be handled to get them all uploaded.
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    Don't upload the configurable at all. We added a new attribute "item_group_id" and filled it manually for every simple product with the SKU of the configurable. And did the mapping for the item group id. it shouldn_t be that large effort to do this automtically in code I think, like pseudo code: if (is_simple) {itemgroup_id=configurable->sku()}
    I am not sure, but it seems to me it is not that problem to just upload one simple product per configurable and leave the other sizes out. your product will be found regardless of the size submitted. I don't find a field in google shopping where one can choose the size, nor do I think someone uses this. A normal customer just searches, looks at the pictures, and then clicks. (Just assumption)
    We also submit the "name" of the configurable product instead of the name of the simple product.
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    I have latest version of Mangento Community Edition 1.8 and I am just wondering if this extension will work? Thanks.
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    Yes I just installed on magento 1.8 store with no problems ! :)
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    Hi,

    Google merchant Center/shopping now is available in Poland now, but extensions dont support Poland in magento options.

    How I can fix this?

    For tests I upload few products with Target country: United States & its work perfect.

    Thnak You for any help.

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    Unfortunately don't work, because store's currency are incorrect.

    "The store's currency should be set to US Dollar for United States in system configuration. Otherwise item prices won't be correct in Google Content."
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    I have been trying to get this google shopping extension to work for days now. I am now getting the code below in my log file. Has anyone ran into this on CE 1.7.0.2?

    Any advise or hacks on fixing this?

    2013-03-18T19:09:30+00:00 ERR (3): Warning: include(Mage/GoogleShopping/Model/Attribute/SalePrice.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/magento/html/lib/Varien/Autoload.php on line 93
    2013-03-18T19:09:30+00:00 ERR (3): Warning: include(): Failed opening 'Mage/GoogleShopping/Model/Attribute/SalePrice.php' for inclusion (include_path='/home/magento/html/app/code/local:/home/magento/html/app/code/community:/home/magento/html/app/code/core:/home/magento/html/lib:.:/usr/share/pear:/usr/share/php') in /home/magento/html/lib/Varien/Autoload.php on line 93
    2013-03-18T19:09:30+00:00 ERR (3): Warning: include(Mage/GoogleShopping/Model/Attribute/SalePriceEffectiveDateFrom.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/magento/html/lib/Varien/Autoload.php on line 93
    2013-03-18T19:09:30+00:00 ERR (3): Warning: include(): Failed opening 'Mage/GoogleShopping/Model/Attribute/SalePriceEffectiveDateFrom.php' for inclusion (include_path='/home/magento/html/app/code/local:/home/magento/html/app/code/community:/home/magento/html/app/code/core:/home/magento/html/lib:.:/usr/share/pear:/usr/share/php') in /home/magento/html/lib/Varien/Autoload.php on line 93
    2013-03-18T19:09:30+00:00 ERR (3): Warning: include(Mage/GoogleShopping/Model/Attribute/SalePriceEffectiveDateTo.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/magento/html/lib/Varien/Autoload.php on line 93
    2013-03-18T19:09:30+00:00 ERR (3): Warning: include(): Failed opening 'Mage/GoogleShopping/Model/Attribute/SalePriceEffectiveDateTo.php' for inclusion (include_path='/home/magento/html/app/code/local:/home/magento/html/app/code/community:/home/magento/html/app/code/core:/home/magento/html/lib:.:/usr/share/pear:/usr/share/php') in /home/magento/html/lib/Varien/Autoload.php on line 93
    2013-03-18T19:09:30+00:00 ERR (3): Warning: include(Mage/GoogleShopping/Model/Attribute/Name.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/magento/html/lib/Varien/Autoload.php on line 93
    2013-03-18T19:09:30+00:00 ERR (3): Warning: include(): Failed opening 'Mage/GoogleShopping/Model/Attribute/Name.php' for inclusion (include_path='/home/magento/html/app/code/local:/home/magento/html/app/code/community:/home/magento/html/app/code/core:/home/magento/html/lib:.:/usr/share/pear:/usr/share/php') in /home/magento/html/lib/Varien/Autoload.php on line 93
    2013-03-18T19:09:30+00:00 ERR (3): Warning: include(Mage/GoogleShopping/Model/Attribute/Description.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/magento/html/lib/Varien/Autoload.php on line 93
    2013-03-18T19:09:30+00:00 ERR (3): Warning: include(): Failed opening 'Mage/GoogleShopping/Model/Attribute/Description.php' for inclusion (include_path='/home/magento/html/app/code/local:/home/magento/html/app/code/community:/home/magento/html/app/code/core:/home/magento/html/lib:.:/usr/share/pear:/usr/share/php') in /home/magento/html/lib/Varien/Autoload.php on line 93
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    Why is it no possible to choose "Custom" under the Google Attribute set mapping.

    I now can only select from this list:

    Apparel & Accessories
    Apparel & Accessories - Clothing
    Apparel & Accessories - Shoes
    Media - Books
    Media - DVDs & Videos
    Media - Music
    Software - Video Game Software
    Other

    However Google also has a group Custom for custom made products that don't need to contain any id's (UPC, EAN, JAN or MPN).

    My problem now is that when I sync, my products in Google Shop, it gives me error's back because the Id's are not valid.

    Is there any solution to fix this or is there a workaround ?
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    MIssing Files

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    I have the same problem with "Missing Files"

    Warning: include(Mage/GoogleShopping/Model/Attribute/Color.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory
    Warning: include(Mage/GoogleShopping/Model/Attribute/SalePrice.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory
    Warning: include(Mage/GoogleShopping/Model/Attribute/Brand.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory
    Warning: include(Mage/GoogleShopping/Model/Attribute/Mpn.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory
    Warning: include(Mage/GoogleShopping/Model/Attribute/SalePriceEffectiveDateFrom.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory
    Warning: include(Mage/GoogleShopping/Model/Attribute/SalePriceEffectiveDateTo.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory
    Warning: include(Mage/GoogleShopping/Model/Attribute/Name.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory
    Warning: include(Mage/GoogleShopping/Model/Attribute/Description.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory

    Please, can anyone help me with this?
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