I'm finally seeing the new Google today with the handy toolbar of options on the left hand side.
Working for an online retailer, the feature that interested me the most was the 'more shopping sites'/'less shopping sites' option that it gives you when you are searching for something you could purchase.
I clicked 'more shopping sites' to see what change this would have on my sites serp. for the few keywords I checked, our site landed in the same spot on the front page. So nothing too alarming.
I'm wondering if this feature is going to force merchants into untra competetive pricing since now, all the prices are right there in google for everyone to see.
Will this eliminate a portion traffic gained from somparrison shopping when the user would normally visit many of these sites and now so not have the need to?
Msg#: 4120763 posted 5:34 pm on May 7, 2010 (gmt 0)
We've got the same issue. Our site is an established eCommerce site that has over 5000 products and has been around for 9 years. We drop out on most keywords when you select "More shopping sites," but stay the same when you click "Fewer shopping sites."
Msg#: 4120763 posted 6:38 pm on May 7, 2010 (gmt 0)
Interestingly some keywords we show up in more shopping sites and others we do not.
On one of our top five keywords we are not in the shopping site list (but we rank #1 & #2 on the keyword)... Some other minor keywords we do pop in. I'm wondering if it is related Google's ability to figure out "pricing" from the site.
I've been studying the sites that do show up and they do not appear to be including any metadata in their html...