All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Product Search’

Here’s What You Can Now Do With Google Shopping

Google has launched some new features for Google Shopping, including some tweaks to the browsing experience, a new Shortlists feature and 360° product views. When it comes to browsing, users can now preview details like sizes, colors, descriptions and availability at nearby stores, and get “visually similar” results as suggestions. The Shortlists feature lets users keep track of products of …

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Bing Uses Machine Learning To Improve Product Search

Bing announced today that it is launching a new product search experience, which utilizes its index of tens of millions of products, along with machine learning, to show products on the main results page, rather than making users go to a dedicated shopping page. As you can see, it looks vaguely like Google’s Knowledge Carousel and the style the search …

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Google Shopping And Its Impact On Online Retailers

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 for sellers? For consumers? Let us know what you think. “We will be ranking these results based on relevance, with …

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Google Shopping Transition To Be Complete Oct. 17

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 based on relevance, with bidding as an additional factor,” the company reiterates. “The ranking of natural search results on Google.com …

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Google Adds Catalogs To Google Shopping

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 in November. The web version is accessible via Google Shopping at google.com/shopping/catalogs. “From here, you can browse our editor’s weekly …

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TheFind Thinks Google Shopping Will Hurt Consumers

Google is scheduled to complete its transition to the paid inclusion-based Google Shopping model for its product search results next week. Some retailers have expressed disdain for the move, while others have embraced it. At least one has compared Google to a drug dealer. TheFind.com, member of the FairSearch Coalition, is the latest to speak out against the transition. FairSearch, …

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Amazon Is Taking Searches Away From Google

People are starting their product searches on Amazon.com more, and on Google.com (and other search engines) less, according to a report from the New York Times. That should bode well for Google in any arguments it may face against regulators, regarding antitrust, which is probably why one Googler shared the report on Twitter this morning: Follow @adamkovac Adam Kovacevich @adamkovac …

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Google Rich Snippet Updates Announced, Author Stats Go Missing

Update: A Google spokesperson tells WebProNews, “We’ve currently disabled the experimental ‘Author stats’ feature in Webmaster Tools Labs as we work to fix a bug in the way stats are attributed.” Google announced that Product Rich Snippets are now supported on a global scale, so businesses around the world can take advantage of them, and stand our more in search …

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