Another fun question for you… We have created a custom search engine API that basically has to “guess” what each product URL is…
The logic is as follows:
- Take the CURRENT product name
- Encode the string like NitroSell does
- Add the ILC to the tail of the sting
This works fine, until our data entry person updates a product name. It appears that the NitroSell framework does not update the product URLs after such an update. I understand why, but since we haven’t really logged too many page views, we don’t necessarily care if the URL is changed (nor do we care that there is no 301 added after the change- yet…).
In addition to the search API, we have created a PHP scraper/crawler that keeps our data up-to-date for a number of our distributors. We would like to have this run automatically every night. The problem is that if a distributor (or we) update a product name, our API’s product links break.
In order to fix these broken links, we have to manually go into the WebStore Manager and “refresh” our Product URLs. This is not practical
Is there anyway we can have the URLs auto-refresh themselves? Perhaps a toggle to allow the URLs to auto-refresh when a change is found in a product name?
Thanks in advance!