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Google Base Search Page Officially Retired

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Update: Google has officially retired the Google Base search page. The company announces:

As we announced we’d be doing a few weeks ago, we’ve retired Google Base’s separate search page today. We don’t expect that this change will have much impact for data providers. However, if you have any questions about this or any other issue, check out the Google Merchant Center Forums to get help from the Base community and Google staff.

Original Article: Google is shutting down Google Base’s search page. The company has deemed the page all but worthless, saying that people search Google Product Search for products and Google Maps for houses for rent/sale.

"Since not many people use the page, this change should not have a big impact [on] your traffic," says Google Base Product Manager Robin Züger. "All data remains available through the Google Base API and through any applications that make use of it. As before, you can search for your own product listings in Google Product Search."

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"We expect this change won’t be very disruptive," adds Züger. "As always, please refer to the Merchant Center help forum if you have questions, and feel free to post a new question if what you need isn’t already answered there."

All data will remain available through the Google Base API and any apps that utilize it. The search page will be eliminated in a few weeks.

Google recently split up Google Base into two separate entities – Google Base and the new Google Merchant Center. The Merchant Center was set up to replace Google Base for users who submit product-type items to Google.

 

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  • http://www.alphabell.com Guest

    Its a shame google had to withdraw this feature, it was very useful to me.

  • http://www.equitymarketingsolutions.com Linda Bateman

    It is a shame that just as people were starting to understand feeds and how they could populate specific sections of Google, that Base is no longer searchable. Perhaps Google Base results could be included as a conglomerate on SERPs and included as a one box, like News and Images.

    • http://www.homebusinesswithinuk.co.uk Andrew Walker

      Yeh, shame to loose valuable info. Should be made available somewhere.

  • http://milindkansagara1984.blogspot.com Guest

    Hi!!!

    I have a job that has been fired on every month I am adding my products to google merchant center. Now I have 2 Problems in it. I have free shipping products and I am using API to upload Item Then How I Can Define Whether The Product has free shipping or not and One More thing is that I want to Specify Product Type I already Specify Item Type = “Products”
    but in account setting it shows the Product Type as missing attributes how can i perform this. please help me regarding this.

    Regards,
    Milind Kansagara

  • http://rapidcoolrooms.com.au Guest

    I had no idea it even existed so I wont miss it but I guess fro some it will be a loss.

    Cheers

    Andrew B.

  • http://www.slohost.net sloHOst

    I never used google base search so I don’t care it they shut it down…

  • Guest

    This was the best search engine I’ve seen with the drop-down catagories to narrow your search and was great for eliminating all the keyword search deluge that you get everywhere else. I’m going to miss it. Does anyone out there know of a similar engine? E-mail me. labargep@gmail.com