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Am I being messed around by my developer?

by bertyblunt / January 29, 2013 3:18 AM PST

Hi, lokking for a little help and advice if possible. I commissioned a web developer to build an estore and after several months they now say that they have only built estores with a few products in. Mine has 35000 CSV items and will have arounf 5-10000 live at any one time. This is quite a substantial estore.

They have put an auto image grabber onto the site so that I can populate the item list with images in batches of 100 but this keep failing. It will load around 1-2000 images then stop. It goes through the motions but stops importing images. They are telling me that 'google had run out of images' I find this hard to believe!. Every product on my site is a branded diy product and I have only worked through half of my categories. Can anyone please suggest why this may have stopped working. The developer will not tell me which product he has put onto the site.

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Re: Am I being messed around by my developer
by Sovereign Forum moderator / January 29, 2013 8:17 AM PST

I'm unclear as to what the relationship between your site and Google is. If you are also unclear, you should follow up and ask what specifically the problem is... in technical terms.


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Just last year I was involved with a Google Engine issue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 30, 2013 1:35 AM PST

Yes, the google image fetch is indeed limited and will lock out a "robot" or script after so many images. To fix this you pay google for their service. This might upset those new to such systems in that they thought this was all free.

Forgive me here, but aren't most estores something that you just buy and then populate with your products? Maybe you were trying to shortcut all the work but the google image limit has been kicked around in prior discussions so I'll stop here.

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