Thursday, June 30, 2011

A little bit of workness... Google and Taxonomy

So, for my normal followers, this post’ll probably never rate in a month of
Sundays, but it may interest some of my codey-followers and maybe even help a
few of them out - especially those having problems with clients in other
countries trying to use Google Merchant.

OK, when dealing with Google product type taxonomy, it seems that the only
link that seems to be out there for any sort of indication is the US link:
(US English)

This doesn’t really really help with us over in the UK, so my brother Andy
(kudos to him) decided to try to figure out if they had a British version… in
fact it’s Great British…. referred to in:

It’s there and it’s different than the US list (just check the bottom of
both. The US one has Vehicles & Parts, yet the UK finishes at Toys &

So I decided to poke the google server with a big stick (using details from
) and managed to come out with a wee list of taxonomy for different
languages/countries. Huzzah!

So, here’s the list that I came up with - you’ll need the character set
installed on your computer to be able to see them all without seeing
(UK English)
(US English)
(People’s Republic of China)

So, hopefully this’ll help a few people. Leave a comment if it’s helped you

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