There are three major changes being announced in this post: Aggregated product statistics in
The number of products in a given account can now be retrieved directly from
. Like the Merchant Center, you can retrieve the following aggregated statistics: active products, expiring products, disapproved products, and pending products. These statistics are given separately for each combination of destination, channel, and target country. For example:
Here, there are 1542 active products that target the USA that can be used in online Shopping campaigns, 14 active but expiring products, 152 disapproved products, and 743 pending products. Product-level issues in
In addition to the new product statistics, the "products" field also contains an
field similar to the
earlier this year. Using the contents of this field, you can now see explicitly whether a given issue is impacting the servability of a product and whether the issue needs your attention or just further processing on Google's part. Human-readable descriptions in
, the objects in the
field now have some additional fields, which contain English descriptions and helpful links for issues that are suitable for surfacing to clients. The following fields have been added:
description contains a short English description of the issue.
detail contains a detailed English description of the issue.
documentation contains a URL for a web page that can help resolve the issue.
Here is an example
object that includes these fields:
What do you need to do?
"attributeName": "image link",
"description": "Image not retrieved (crawl pending)",
"detail": "Wait for the product image to be crawled (up to 3 days)",
Now that the human-readable information is available for
in both systems, we now consider the old
fields deprecated. We will no longer include them in
resources on Dec 1, 2018
, therefore you should migrate to the new
fields as soon as possible.
If you have any questions or feedback about this change, or any other questions about the Content API for Shopping, please let us know on the forum