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Old 11-08-2008, 11:42 AM   #1
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As regular forumites are aware I run an online store selling piping CDs. Like most online stores I try to use the web to promote the store and one obvious way to do this is to register products with online shopping search engines such as Google Base. The problem is that Google Base has restrictions on certain words that can't be used in listings. One of these turns out to be PIPE!

Now I can understand if they have a problem with people selling smoking equipment or something of that nature but the work pipe turns up with so many meanings it is ridiculous to exclude it. I was trying to to list the DVD of Field Marshall Montgomery which I currently have on offer but it rejected the title, never mind the description. I got around it by what seems like a typo and ran PipeBand into one word. Trying to list the tunes on a disc would run into the same problems as so many have titles named after Pipe Major So and So or the Thingythang Pipe Band.

I had this happen a while back and had forgotten about it. At the time I emailed their help desk and asked for reasons and an exception to be made.....never heard anything back.

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Old 11-08-2008, 12:59 PM   #2
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Default Re: Pipe not allowed.........

Anyone who hasn't tried bagpipediscs.com is missing out on great products, prices and service. No gouging on shipping either.
Thanks Ian!
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Old 11-08-2008, 01:38 PM   #3
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Perhaps you need to use the word bagpiping cd's!
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Old 11-08-2008, 01:42 PM   #4
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Perhaps you need to use the word bagpiping cd's!
I've thought about that but it starts to look odd when you put something like Field Marshall Montgomery Bagpipe Band....because they ain't called that. Its easy enough to get around it arising in Pipe Major because P/M is widely accepted as an abbreviation.

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Old 11-08-2008, 02:11 PM   #5
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I am trying to be tactful here, but I think the pipe they are trying to block, is not the type you smoke stuff in.
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Old 11-08-2008, 02:29 PM   #6
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Every time I do a search on Google or anywhere else I get pop-up offers for everything from septic system services to plumbers!
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Old 11-08-2008, 02:50 PM   #7
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Every time I punch in Field Marshall Montgomery Pipe band it takes me to the Field Marshall Montegomoery Pipe Band-Multimedia. Try It!
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Old 11-08-2008, 03:01 PM   #8
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Ian that is a great price on that CD, so I bought one.
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Old 11-08-2008, 06:20 PM   #9
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I suppose rocket drone reeds are a no-no as well
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Old 11-09-2008, 12:16 AM   #10
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Heck Ian, I did not realize that bagpipediscs.com was your site. With the enlightenment of this thread, I jumped on your site, set up an account, and ordered 6 cds. I look forward to being a continuous patron of your business.

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