Does Your Website Need to Feed Product, Real Estate Listings, Job Listings or Other Information to Google?

Many web owners don’t realize that Google has a free service to list your products or information.  No waiting and hoping for Google to find and include your site.  The information you provide is almost immediately searchable via Google Base.


If you have a few items that you want to share, you can use Google’s form.  If you have a large number of items that are regularly updated, Google’s Base API is an excellent way to feed your information but it takes programming knowledge which is where our API Coders’ programming service comes in.


Case Study:  Shopping Cart Feed to Google Base API

Angelic Baby Shower Gifts had a shopping cart with a Microsoft SQL database. The system is legacy code which was designed by Storefront before Google even had a Google Base API.


API Coders programmed a form to choose which items to feed to Google Base and set up a Windows scheduled event to regularly provide an XML feed to Google Base.






What Type of Information Can You Feed Using Google’s Base API?


Here are just a few ideas of information you can post to Google Base:

  • Products for Sale
  • Events and Activities
  • Real Estate For Sale
  • Books
  • Jobs
  • News and Articles
  • Service and Product Reviews

What can’t you post via the Google Base API?

The full list of appropriate use of the Google Base API is part of Google Terms and Conditions for the use of Google Base. However, here are a few things that you can’t post:

  • Information and pictures that would infringe on copyrights or trademarks
  • Information that would defame, abuse or harass others
  • Adult content
What if you want to display Google information on your website?

Google has API’s which will help you narrow their universe of information into custom subsets of Google data targeted for your visitors. Custom search forms can be designed using dropdowns, checkboxes, radio buttons and Boolean search on your site to quickly locate specific information such as:

  • Customized Google Maps with your business hours, photos and logos
  • Classified Ads
  • Vehicles for Sale
  • Events and Activities
  • Music
  • Recipes
  • Colleges
  • Photographs
  • Reviews
  • Videos

Google provides a recipe book to demo their code. Click here to see their recipe book.


How Do I Get Started With My Google Base API Feed?

Check out Google Code Labs to get ideas and learn about Google’s free code.  If you need a programmer, please tell API Coders about your project. Contact us today for a free quote.