Google Rolls Out Google Shopping To More Countries

    November 15, 2012
    Chris Crum
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Google announced this morning that it is now rolling out Google Shopping to more countries, after completing the transition in the U.S. on October 17. This, for those who haven’t kept up, is a move from a free “everyone can list” model to a paid inclusion model, which is integrated with Google’s product listing ads.

The roll out includes: United Kingdom, Germany, France, Japan, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Brazil, Australia and Switzerland. The rollout, much as it was in the U.S., will be gradual.

On February 13, Google says, users in these countries will start seeing “visually cleaner” results for shopping queries, including new commercial formats on Google.com that will display products in a single unit, and replace the current search results.

“These visually cleaner results for shopping queries will enable shoppers to refine a search by brand or price, and feature larger product images to provide a better sense of a product’s attributes,” says Sameer Samat, Vice President of Product Management, Google Shopping. “Starting today, we’ll begin testing this new format for a small percentage of searches.”

The transition to the commercial model will be complete by the end of the second quarter of 2013, Google says. Google will also offer some new (but unspecified) incentives, indicating that more details will be coming soon.

For all our coverage on Google Shopping, see this page.

  • Tominguez

    Is google charging for shopping inclusion links in other countries? No, why do you think that is?

    Go to the google shopping forums and see what percentage of feeds have been suspended just before the holiday season in the USA, I’m not a facts expert but for what I see and all the competitors I do not see anymore, I say that must be around 60% out. Perhaps many, like amazon, they don’t want to pay for google shopping but most of us wanted to test and focus a small percentage of marketing budgets, however google is not helping at all. If google is trying to do the same in other countries or even thinking of doing the same for big content sites ( now that thousands have attacked google ), hmm, that can really be the beginning of the end for google, or in other words, the yahoo of google.