After the successful integration of the Data Collection scripts and upload of your catalog, the Live Validator starts checking user traffic to your website and monitoring whether the data gathering scripts are doing their job properly, and weather the data collected matches the corresponding entries in the product catalog.
The Live Validator page is accessed via the Data Sources page.
It shows a rolling analysis of the last few thousand data-gathering events and the time it took to collect them.
Potential errors are flagged with red, while unusual behavior is flagged with orange. In both cases, suggestions are offered on how to fix them.
Examples of possible problems are:
- Not having a product ID/item category in your catalog.
- Errors in the implementation of the scripts on your website.
Please note that errors will continue to be displayed after you have corrected them, and will continue to be visible until further 4,000 events have been logged. (This could take minutes or hours, depending on the popularity of your site.)