Product line [product_line]

Use the product line [product_line] attribute to show Google where this product fits in your brand taxonomy. It should represent the name of a related group of products. A manufacturer can produce a number of product lines with hundreds of products under each line. Some manufacturers could call this a “product brand”, “sub-brand,” or “collection." This should be a marketing / branding term and not a descriptive term like a product category (for example, “phone”).

When to use

Recommended if your products are arranged in product lines, product families, or collections.

Format

To make sure we understand the data you're submitting, follow these formatting guidelines:

Type String (Unicode characters. Recommended: ASCII only)
Limits Up to 1000 characters
Repeated field No
File format Example value
Text (TSV) Nexus
XML (Feeds) <g:product_line>Nexus</g:product_line>

Guidelines

Follow these guidelines to make sure you submit high-quality data for your products.

Minimum requirements

These are the requirements you'll need to meet to upload data for your products. If you don't follow these requirements, we’ll disapprove this attribute and let you know in the Diagnostics page of your Manufacturer Center account.

  • Use a product line [product_line] attribute to indicate your brand/product taxonomy.

Best Practices

  • Do not include your company name or specific variants of products as product lines.
  • Use a product line [product_line] that would be recognizable by consumers.

Examples

Microsoft

For example, Microsoft owns several product lines, including XBox, Office, and Surface, each of which may include a variety of products. For instance, the XBox product line contains the XBox One, XBox One S, and Xbox 360.

Google Manufacturer Center - product line 2

Product data for a Microsoft Xbox One S Halo Collection bundle
Attribute Value
Brand [brand] Microsoft
Product line [product_line] Xbox
Product name [product_name] Xbox One S
Title [title] Xbox One S Halo Collection Bundle - 1TB

Nike

Google Manufacturer Center - product line 2

Product data for a pair of pink Nike Free Connect women's training shoe, size 12
Attribute Value
Brand [brand] Nike
Product line [product_line] Nike Free
Product name [product_name] Nike Free Connect
Title [title] Nike Free Connect Women's Training Shoe Size 12 (Pink)

Google

Google Manufacturers Center - Pixel phone

Product data for a midnight blue, unlocked, 32 GB Google Nexus 6
Attribute Value
Brand [brand] Google
Product line [product_line] Nexus
Product name [product_name] Nexus 6
Title [title] Google Nexus 6 - 32 GB - Midnight Blue - unlocked
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