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We have a shopping ad campaign running for one of our clients and recently added a review feed. I have a number of warnings under the category of "unnecessary tags." How do I get rid of them? It appears to be tied to the use of & and ' (as in don't). We are using WooCommerce Google Product Feed and a review plugin for the review feed. Any insight would be appreciated. Thanks!
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unnecessary-tags in a product-reviews-feed typically relates to
encoding issues, or using repetitive or unnecessary punctuation,
or some combination of both.
generally, be certain that all data is stripped down to plain text,
without symbols, proprietary characters, multi-byte mixed-encoding,
etc., and standard punctuation for sentences -- typically only with
characters that can be seen and typed on a standard u.s. keyboard.
for example, this type of review is usually accepted:
We don't recommend this product - please don't buy!
This product did not work.
however, as an extreme example, this type of review will usually be rejected:
We don`t recommend this product??? -  ̄ please don゙t buy!!!!!! 。-⦅ !!!!!
only one character that is not properly encoded,
or unnecessary, may trigger an unnecessary-flag.
otherwise, specific reviews may need to be removed, altogether, from the feed.
the best likely course is to contact woo-commerce support directly.
Last edited 8/2/19
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Thank you so much Celebird. The reviews seem to be causing warnings when contractions are used (e.g., don't). There also is a problem because one of the products has an ampersand (&) in its product names. Would it violate any rule if I removed the contractions and replaced the ampersands with the word 'and' and did other edits (removing repeated exclamation points)?
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Hello Patricia,

As long as the changes made will not affect the overall idea for each of your reviews, I don't think you could get flagged for violating policies.

Here's all you have to know about Product Ratings policies, in case you haven't read it yet:
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