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Good Bye Froogle

Good Bye Froogle

By Andy Beal April 19, 2007
Suspicions began last September that Google would deemphasize Froogle. Google denied it, standing by their ‘cleverly’ named product search engine.

Froogle Merchant Center Is No More

Say goodbye to the Froogle Merchant Center, Google Base swallowed it. Google made the announcement today that it has been replaced with the Google Base dashboard. Google was kind enough to go ahead and transfer your account and product information.

Google Base Gets Local With Froogle

Google may have finally found a way to get more traffic to its Froogle comparison shopping site, as the company makes a new feature in Base available to help local businesses.

Froogle Gets A Makeover

Google’s shopping search engine, Froogle, has had some work done to make it more “comparison engine-eque” as one person describes. Don’t bring it up to Froogle though, she had this done quietly and hopes everybody thinks it’s natural.

Google Enhances Froogle Mobile

Price comparison shopping via Google’s Froogle service is now just a phone call away for mobile users.

Froogle Gets A Shopping Cart

The Go Daddy Group has announced it will integrate its Quick Shopping Cart with Google’s Froogle catalog search and with eBay.

Google Planning Online Payment Service
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The search engine company has plans to establish an online payment service similar to PayPal.

Google Mobile Launches

A Threadwatch reader, Michel emailed me a little earlier to point out that mobile.google.com had apparently, and very quietly launched.

Google Updates Picasa

Today, Google released Picasa 2.0, an updated version of their digital photo software. The free package allows users to organize, edit, and share digital photographs.

Marchex’s New Product Shopping Search Agreements

Marchex announced agreements with two of the Internet’s leading product shopping services, through its TrafficLeader subsidiary, designed to provide expanded marketing and distribution opportunities for its merchant advertisers.

A Very Froogle Friday

Karen Padham, Froogle Product Manager, wants everyone to include Froogle in the day after Thanksgiving shopping tradition.

New Froogle Feature Gives Mom Access To Your Christmas Wish List
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If you want to make sure you receive the items you need this Christmas, then you need to take advantage of the latest feature at Froogle.

7 Simple Strategies to Sell More of Your Products Online

So, you sell online – congratulations (and welcome to the 21st century)! But does your online store sell enough? Chances are you could do with increasing your sales figures. And this article discusses seven simple strategies to help you sell more of your products online.

Maximize Your Froogling for the Holidays

Are you familiar with Froogle? If you are an online merchant, you certainly should be.

Shopping from your cell phone with Froogle Wireless

Many surfers already know about Froogle, Google’s shopping portal that is still in beta testing. Google has now expanded their Froogle service so that it is available on WML-enabled cellular phones. Most newer cell phones that can connect to the Internet have this capability.

Froogle Ads For Fathers Day Showing Up In Google AdWords

Recently, WebProNews featured an article discussing how Google was allowing Froogle ads to appear in the first paid position of their search result page. Google acknowledged, to Andy Beal, that they were indeed promoting Froogle by placing it within the paid listing area.

Froogle Ad Placement Follow Up

On Friday, June 4, 2004, WebProNews featured an article that pointed out Google was giving a link to Froogle for the first AdWords position in the SERP for the keywords “Fathers Day Gifts”. The Froogle ad was appearing ahead of paying AdWords clients.