eBay Asks Sellers What They Think About Reducing Search Results

eBay appears to be thinking about limiting the number of listings it shows in search results to just five, with a link to see more. Currently, it shows fifty listings with the option for users to choose to display 25,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

Bing Shopping Gets Improved Product Category Navigation

Bing has made added some enhancements to Bing Shopping with the goal of making it easier for people to browse merchandise by category and sub-category, or as Bing describes it, by "browsing visual aisles like you would in the real-world".