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Updated Google Affiliate Network Feed Processor & More...

Today we are announcing an update to the Google Affiliate Network (GAN) Feed Processor, which now includes the ability to update deals and coupons directly via the API instead of relying on FTP for daily file transfers and manual processing. This is thanks to an update to the GAN API itself, which includes the ability to pull links.

Another update is to the image search API that is included in the script itself. Previously we were using the Bing / Live API to allow site administrators to quickly search for store logo and deal images, but Microsoft has deprecated the Bing API and moved it to Windows Azure, with a free Image Search API limited to 5,000 searches a day. For most of us, including big sites like Smashdeals.com, this limit is more than enough.