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    Is it so hard for merchants to create a datafeed?
    Why is it so hard for some merchants to create a datafeed?

    Bobby Berk Home has really dumb product names in the datafeed. For example, the 'Baby Star Kimono Set by Baby Star Kimono Set by Baby Star'

    What are we supposed to do with a name like that?

    and this: "Jenny Wilkinson Monkey Madness Paint by Number Wall Stripes by Jenny Wilkinson Monkey Madness Paint by Number Wall Stripes"

    Is it really that hard? Completely useless datafeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julian
    Why is it so hard for some merchants to create a datafeed?

    Bobby Berk Home has really dumb product names in the datafeed. For example, the 'Baby Star Kimono Set by Baby Star Kimono Set by Baby Star'

    What are we supposed to do with a name like that?

    and this: "Jenny Wilkinson Monkey Madness Paint by Number Wall Stripes by Jenny Wilkinson Monkey Madness Paint by Number Wall Stripes"

    Is it really that hard? Completely useless datafeed.
    Completely useless datafeed? That simple statement speaks volumes about the merchant.
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    There are merchants on CJ (haven't see any on GAN though) whose datafeed haven't been updated since 2006. And they are the kind of merchants who have thousands of products and may benefit from a daily update.

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    Hello,

    We have sent your feedback to the client for review.

    Thank you,

    Jamie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Google Affiliate Network Moderator
    Hello,

    We have sent your feedback to the client for review.

    Thank you,

    Jamie

    Thank you Jamie. I get tired of sending e-mails to merchants that never bother to reply, no matter how big the problem is. Maybe this merchant will respond to this issue.

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    Why is it so hard for some merchants to create a datafeed?
    I can't figure if they just don't see value in the feeds or don't know what a good one looks like. It's got to be the single most aggravating aspect of my affiliate life.

    I try to get with merchant reps, AMs or whoever will listen. Many times nothing ever gets done. AvantLink is the poster child for how it ought to be.

    It seems there would be a business in subcontracting merchant feeds to get quality standardized results. You get the feeling that there is no quality control. Some apparently run a script and ship without looking at the product.

    A feed review site would be nice where they could earn a few stars and folks could give reviews, but that probably wouldn't make money.

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