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I was notified Google Shopping is changing to a commercial interface. At the time I was looking up a gun part in google shopping tab as I normally do. "No records found", I tried serval other obvious gun related searches and all came up blank.

Is Blacklisting Gun related items in google shopping tab a new policy?
 

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I just did a couple searches and found tons of gun stuff. Same as it's always been for me.
 

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I was notified Google Shopping is changing to a commercial interface. At the time I was looking up a gun part in google shopping tab as I normally do. "No records found", I tried serval other obvious gun related searches and all came up blank.

Is Blacklisting Gun related items in google shopping tab a new policy?
i just did a search for "gunparts" and got 4 million + hits, ar lower got a bunch, ar upper got a bunch, maybe you hit it while they were doing maintenance or something.
 

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Ehh, let's not be hasty. I just searched for a Glock and a Walther PPQ to try this and no results. I used to have lots of results on Shopping. Buds, Impact guns etc. None now...
 

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Google shopping for Glock...

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About 257,000 results (0.19 seconds)
 

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Do you have "safe search" turned on? Maybe that affects it.
 

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Guys the OP is not talking about google search itself.... hes talking about searching from the shopping tab of google.
 

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Glock 17 under "Shopping"

0 results.

Guys the OP is not talking about google search itself.... hes talking about searching from the shopping tab of google.
We know. :p
 

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Searched Sig Sauer P239 and got 5,000 results.
 

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Looks like a policy decision.
Other prohibited categories

The following products are not allowed on Google Shopping:

  • Vehicles
  • Guns, ammunition and knives
  • Tobacco and cigarettes
  • Traffic devices (Learn more)
  • Products related to casino and gambling
  • Products or digital goods that require additional software installation in order to be purchased.
  • Products bundled with service plans. (Note: The only products that are allowed to be submitted with a service plan are mobile devices.)


Google Shopping policies - Google Merchant Center Help


Also, the policy goes into effect July 1, so those of you getting results now may not get results later.

Edit: Oops, Justin had the link up first. Sorry.
 

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Knives!? Holy shiz! That is a big online business. That isn't very smart Google. I buy all my Spyderco knives online.
 
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