Retiring Google Base's Separate Search Page

Thursday, October 8, 2009 | 12:27 PM

Google Base has its own search page for users to search across everything that's been uploaded, but it isn't widely used. Instead, people search on Google Product Search for products, or on Google Maps to find houses for rent or sale. Therefore, we're planning to retire Google Base's separate search page in a few weeks.

Since not many people use the page, this change should not have a big impact your traffic. All data remains available through the Google Base API and through any applications that make use of it. As before, you can search for your own product listings in Google Product Search.

We expect this change won't be very disruptive. As always, please refer to the Merchant Center help forum if you have questions, and feel free to post a new question if what you need isn't already answered there.

Posted by Robin Z├╝ger, Product Manager, Google Base