Best practices

The following best practices apply to the integration and can be leveraged to avoid usability and performance issues. Low data quality might lead to inventory takedown.


  • If a service doesn't have a set length, set duration_sec in the Availability feed to one of the following:
    • The number of seconds it takes to perform the service in a reasonable manner.
    • The average number of seconds required to complete the service.

  • Make the Category field input in the merchant's feed is specific. For example, a restaurant might submit a specific type, such as French or Japanese. For details, see Place types for potential category values.
  • Compress your feeds using gzip