It won't matter at ALL!
Yes, this is a good idea if you have a lot of competitive products, you can use this to let your customers know you are the cheapest etc.
We use this on lots of our pages and it does help produce sales if you have an ecommerce site.
You might even benefit from it.
I would put it up.
Have you tried searching Google for the single £ character?
Which site do you think comes out first?
Or do you want to reconsider your replies so far?
Google does not see £ [google.com]
But it shows in the title:
|Pass the Dutchie|
no point, waste of valuable space.
Seems to apply to all currency symbols.
nail in the coffin bignet
|no point, waste of valuable space. |
It could save space:
Cheap Blue widgets from Ten Pounds
Cheap Blue Widgets from £10
Interesting to see if it would convert better in the title or in the snippet.
Title: Cheap Blue Widgets
Snippet: "Cheap widgets £10, cheap blue widgets"
|Pass the Dutchie|
|Cheap Blue Widgets from £10 |
If G can’t see £ then the title would look to G like:
‘Cheap Blue Widgets from 10’
'From' and especially '10' would also be a waste of valuable space.
Google wants commercial sites to invest in Adwords. Might explain why they have dropped currency symbols.
Who says Google can't see £?
Search for "allintitle:price 99", you will see listings with $, £ and Euro symbols. Google shows them, no problem.
Aberdeen are you worried that google won't pick up the £ sign or are you worried that google will see you as an e-commerce site and push you down in the serps next time they want to generate more adword revenue?
Ps - I'm not saying that this actually happens, just interested to see if others think its a factor.
You can't search for $ sign but it is display on Search Results which make a distinction that would easily capture a visitor EYEBALLS! and increase the chances of him/her clicking on your link.
So for god sake, USE IT!
|... are you worried that google will see you as an e-commerce site and push you down in the serps next time they want to generate more adword revenue? ... I'm not saying that this actually happens, just interested to see if others think its a factor. |
I'd say .... no .... and although I was here for the first time that conspiracy theory was vomited onto the WebmasterWorld forum - it still does not hold any weight.
One problem that hasn't been raised so far is Google's current "stale" results. This would mean that if you ever changed the price of your product from £10, you could end up with having the offer in Google at £10 for a couple of months after you change the price.
There is nothing more off-putting to a potential customer than seeing an ad for one price and then finding out its more when they get to the shop ....
I've seen £ sounds working fine - i'd also hazard a guess that they might even increase your CTR.