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Google Acquires Channel Intelligence To Improve Shopping Experience Google Acquires Channel Intelligence To Improve Shopping Experience

Update: We’ve now received confirmation from Google that it has signed a deal to acquire CI. A Google spokesperson tells WebProNews, “We want to help consumers save time and money by improving the online shopping experience. We think Channel Intelligence …

Bing About To Get Google-Like Product Listing Ads [Exclusive] Bing About To Get Google-Like Product Listing Ads [Exclusive]
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We spoke with David Pann, GM of Microsoft’s Search Network, and he tells us that we can expect Bing’s version of product listing ads sometime this year. This may raise a few eyebrows, considering Bing’s heavy campaigning against Google’s PLA-based …

Google May Soon Get Better For B2B Sales Google May Soon Get Better For B2B Sales
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Google may soon become a better tool for businesses who sell products for other businesses. Google has a new product in beta called Google Shopping For Suppliers, which is essentially a B2B version of Google Shopping. Do you think the …

Another Great Report For Google Product Listing Ads Another Great Report For Google Product Listing Ads

Google Shopping is turning out to be a hit for Google and for advertisers, it seems. We keep seeing report after report come out with nothing but positive data. Earlier this month, we looked at data from Kenshoo indicating that …

Adobe: Google PLA Spend Nearly The Size Of Yahoo-Bing Spend (US) Adobe: Google PLA Spend Nearly The Size Of Yahoo-Bing Spend (US)

Kenshoo recently released some research about Google’s Product Listing Ads (PLAs), the ads that power Google Shopping. The report indicated that PLAs are more effective than text ads, with higher return on ad spend, clickthrough rates, and conversion rates and …

Google PLAs Proving Way More Effective Than Text Ads Google PLAs Proving Way More Effective Than Text Ads
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Say what you want about Google’s transition from the free-to-list Google Product Search to the paid inclusion model of Google Shopping, but the product listing ads (PLAs) that Google Shopping is based on are performing quite well. Have you seen …

Former Googler Talks About Google’s Changes And Controversies Former Googler Talks About Google’s Changes And Controversies
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Vanessa Fox is always good for an interesting conversation about Google. Considering she used to work there, created Webmaster Central, and wrote the book Marketing In The Age of Google, it makes sense. What has been the most controversial thing …

Google Shopping Gets Some Year-End Lists Too Google Shopping Gets Some Year-End Lists Too

Google updated its Zeitgeist site today, showing the top search trends of the year in a variety of countries and across a variety of different categories. Google also put out some year-end lists for Google Shopping, looking at “some of …

Google Shopping Service Will No Longer Be Available In China Google Shopping Service Will No Longer Be Available In China

Google is shutting down its shopping search offering in China, effective today. The announcement came in a blog post from the company. Here’s the post (via TechCrunch) from Google vice president of product Sameer Samat (as translated by Google Translate): …

Google Is Giving Credit To Merchants To Use Google Shopping Google Is Giving Credit To Merchants To Use Google Shopping
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Google announced that it is offering promotional credit to merchants in Australia, Japan, Brazil, Italy, France, The Netherlands, The UK, Germany, and Switzerland to make the transition to Google Shopping as it rolls out to these countries. Merchants in said …

Bing Has A New “Scroogled” Video Bing Has A New “Scroogled” Video
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Bing keeps going on about this Scroogled thing. Now, they’ve put out a new video. Accompanying the video on the search engine’s blog is the following explanation: “Last week we launched the ‘Scroogled’ campaign to educate average people about what …

Is Bing Right About People Getting “Scroogled” By Google? Is Bing Right About People Getting “Scroogled” By Google?
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This week, Bing launched an attack campaign against Google, called “Don’t Get Scroogled“. It’s a dig at Google Shopping, the product of Google’s recent transition from the free-to-list product search offering to a paid inclusion, ad-based Google Shopping model. Bing …

Google Rolls Out Google Shopping To More Countries Google Rolls Out Google Shopping To More Countries
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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 …

Did Google Shopping Just Get Better For Online Businesses? Did Google Shopping Just Get Better For Online Businesses?
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In October, Google completed its transition from the old Google Product Search to the new Google Shopping experience. This was a move to an all paid-inclusion model tied in to Google’s Product Listing ads, which show up in regular search …

Google Shopping Gets Your Friends Involved Google Shopping Gets Your Friends Involved

Google announced a couple of new features for Google Shopping today: the ability to read reviews from people you know, and the ability to share your reviews. “Now you can now easily see if someone you’ve connected with on Google …

Bram Stoker Books: Google Shopping Results MIA The Day After The Doodle Bram Stoker Books: Google Shopping Results MIA The Day After The Doodle

On Thursday, Google ran a doodle on its homepage celebrating Bram Stoker’s 165th birthday. If you clicked on the doodle, it took you to search results for the query “Bram Stoker Books”. We analyzed the search results page a bit …

Google Talks Holiday Shopping Trends Businesses Need To Be Aware Of Google Talks Holiday Shopping Trends Businesses Need To Be Aware Of
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Consumers intend to spend more on holiday shopping this year than they did last year, according to new research from Google. Do you expect to see better holiday sales than last year? Let us know in the comments. “We expect …

Google Shopping And Its Impact On Online Retailers Google Shopping And Its Impact On Online Retailers
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Earlier this month, Google announced the official date that all Google Shopping results in the U.S. would come from merchants who are Product Listing Ads advertisers. That date was October 17 – Wednesday. Is the new Google Shopping an improvement …

Google Shopping Gives Retailers New Promotions Google Shopping Gives Retailers New Promotions
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Google announced today that it’s rolling out the ability for retailers in Google Shopping to add promotion to their product listings. This, Google says, will make the listings stand out more. As you may know, Google Shopping now consists of …

Google Shopping Transition To Be Complete Oct. 17 Google Shopping Transition To Be Complete Oct. 17
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We knew it was coming in October, but Google officially announced today that starting October 17, Google Shopping results in the U.S. will start coming only from merchants who are Product Listing Ads advertisers. “We will be ranking these results …

Google Adds Catalogs To Google Shopping Google Adds Catalogs To Google Shopping
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Google has launched Google Catalogs on the web, after over a year of having it available only as an app for tablets. It was first launched for the iPad in August of last year, until an Android version was launched …