04 Mar 13 2:24 pm
Please Explain Data Feeds to me!
I need a Data Feeds for Dummies, please help! First of all, maybe I don't even know what a data feed is. Is it just a list of all their products or is it something that will put all their products on my website at once?
I am trying to build a font affiliate website since it is a niche I am interested in. I found a "supplier" who has an affiliate program and offers a data feed. I downloaded it. That is about all I know how to do.
What kind of file should it save as? On my MacBook, it saves as a .csv and opens up as a bunch of gobbledegook. On my Windows computer, it saves as an Excel file.
I read on the font site's FAQ that you should make the data feed part of your search results on your page, but I have no idea how to do that. I am working on wordpress.
Is there some kind of free or cheap WP plug-in I can utilize that will allow me to add all the data to my site in a few clicks? I found a couple plug-ins but they were specific to certain sites, like commission junction.
Can someone please tell me how to use a data feed and I really need it spelled out for me!
Thank you so much!