I don’t know if most of yall know but Bing Shopping is now free. After finally getting my account established I was surprised at how even more picky they are with data feeds than Google. So I went ahead and created this mod to try and meet Bings expectations as much as possible. All that the mod consists of is 2 files added and about 10 database queries. Attached are the files, database queries, and a couple of screen shots.
Some of you may ask “Why not just use the data feed addon?” The answer is because the data feed addon is too basic meaning it will add all of your products whether they are active or disabled and it also leaves your html code intact which Google does not like to a certain extent and Bing has no toleration for it at all.
Add the bing.php to /schemas/exim/ and the bing.post.php to /addons/seo/schemas/exim/. Doing this much will at least let you create the file so that you can download it (with the failed FTP export errors of course).
The database queries are so you can set the setting so that it will automatically send it to Bing. Actually at this point your data feed will not be accepted because it has to be in Windows format instead of Unix, so this still needs work.
Later I will explain some things that I altered in the file that you may also want to use in the Google base file…like getting rid of the quotes that I see in JLS’s ads in Google Base.
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TexasTrophy@gmail.com ```<br /> I will also install this for a small fee.<br /> <br /> Edit: I always forget the language variables. You will also need to add: Variable - bing_shopping, Value - Bing shopping<br /> <br /> Edit2: I have updated the attached file to include 2.1.1. Note: You do not need the bing.post.php for 2.1.1.<p><a href="127.0.0.1/uploads/monthly_06_2011/post-775-13081579773211.ipb">Bing Shopping.zip</a></p>