Both Shopzilla and BizRate strive to offer a top notch shopping experience. One consistent effort is the creation of new, more granular categories. Going forward, we will be posting announcements to celebrate the release of these new categories.
The creation of new categories will not always impact all Publisher Program affiliate products, with the exception of our XML FTP Data Feed product. Along with the new category name and associated category atomID, all known implications will be listed with each announcement.
Should you have any questions or concerns regarding any new category release, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Release Date: October 31, 2008 (Shopzilla & BizRate)
XML FTP Data Feed: There will be new category files representing each new atomID. There will be fewer offers in related category files as offers are recategorized into the newly created categories.
XML Catalog API & Dynamic Content Assets (excluding product pods): If you are making dynamic calls within either ‘Cosmetics’ or ‘Kid’s Accessories’, and not specifying a keyword, you may want to consider tuning your specified category to continue displaying your desired results.