From Google Product Search (which I still stubbornly call Google Base in private):


We’re happy to let you know that as of September 3rd, individual sellers on marketplaces no longer need to submit feeds to Google Product Search. Going forward, marketplaces will be responsible for submitting a feed of all their sellers’ items, so we will be retiring your account to avoid duplicate entries on Product Search. eBay will also be responsible for ensuring that your feeds are up-to-date and compliant with our policies.

In most cases, marketplaces already submit feeds of their sellers’ items. If you have any further questions about your items or Google Product Search, please contact eBay. We look forward to continuing to display your products, and hope you enjoy the new streamlined submission process.


The Google Team

After all the recent hopes they’ve made sellers jump through with item details and more, this seems like great news.

But, with all the problems eBay has had with getting Google search results to show listings properly, will they actually do this correctly or will sellers be screwed? Remains to be seen, I guess.