Ebook authors, here's how
you can take advantage of a Froogle listing. First, Google crawls billions
of webpages every month, so you may already be included. Be sure to visit http://froogle.google.com
and check to see if your ebook is already listed.
If your ebook is not
showing up, you or your publisher may need to submit a data feed. Doing so
will ensure that your entire product catalog is included. It's also the
best way to ensure accuracy in your listing.
Here are some instructions
to submit a data feed:
-- Email Google at email@example.com
the following in the email: name, title, phone number, email address, name
of store, URL of store's website, and a brief description of the types of
products for sale. Google will send you instructions on how to
submit the feed. The first step is to create, in Google's feed format, a
tab-delimited text file, which can be updated daily, weekly, or monthly.
-- Froogle points users to
sites where they can buy actual products from the merchants that sell
them. Therefore, to be eligible to submit a feed, you must sell products
through a website and ship them to the buyer.
If you sell services or
custom products that do not have fixed prices, are only promoting an
offline business, or are an affiliate marketing site, you will not be
qualified to use Froogle.
Also, to submit a data feed
you must allow Google to crawl your website by removing any robots.txt
files that disallow the Googlebot spider.