Local Free Listings - Opt in through API

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Adam Goldman

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Dec 13, 2021, 10:46:56 AM12/13/21
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I can manually opt in to local free listings through the growth tab in GMC, but how do I do this through API?

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Dec 13, 2021, 2:55:45 PM12/13/21
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Hi Adam,

I forwarded your request as a feature request to the rest of the team. Currently, you need to enable manually this program.
Please keep an eye on our blog for future announcements: https://ads-developers.googleblog.com/search/label/content_api

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Lakshmi Prathipati
Content API for Shopping Team
 


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Adam Goldman

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Dec 14, 2021, 3:51:59 AM12/14/21
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That's not true :)

I've found out today that if I set target countries through lia settings calls, and then upload a local products feed, free local listings automatically becomes active

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Dec 14, 2021, 11:14:45 AM12/14/21
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Hi Adam,

When you mentioned upload a local products feed, is it a manual feed? There is no direct API call to enable the programs under Growth tab.

Adam Goldman

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Dec 15, 2021, 4:02:55 AM12/15/21
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it's a scheduled fetch feed.

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Dec 15, 2021, 10:55:05 AM12/15/21
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Hi Adam,

If you are trying to insert local products with channel: local using Products.insert call and the program is not enabled, the API will generate invalid channel error.  It will not automatically enable the program. This might have worked because of uploading a data feed.

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Adam Goldman

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Dec 19, 2021, 7:51:35 AM12/19/21
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Yes, we are working only with data feeds. So in that case it works?

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Dec 20, 2021, 2:02:49 AM12/20/21
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Hello Adam,

 

I’m James, a colleague of Lakshmi. Thank you for your response.

 

I’m afraid that we cannot further comment if that will work with scheduled fetch feeds or data feeds. I said this because we are not familiar with the functionality and behavior of those kinds of feeds. Kindly note that our support team can only provide assistance with Content API technical issues. For your reference that scheduled fetch feeds or File feeds are already outside of our expertise, you may refer to this forum post under `Issues with datafeeds outside of calls to the Datafeeds service` section.

 

However, from the Content API’s perspective, also as mentioned by my colleague in her previous email, it is recommended that you should enable or enroll your merchant account to those local programs first before you submit your products, otherwise it may result with this error: "channel Invalid channel: local".

 

For better assistance, I believe that the merchant center support team would be the right channel to address your issue and concern, as they are the primary support for any issues related to scheduled fetch feeds or File feeds. That said, please contact the merchant center support team through this link.

 

Let me know if you have any questions.

 

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James Howell Abarsoza
Content API for Shopping Team
 


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