George - 12:58 pm on Oct 12, 2003 (gmt 0)
Interesting idea, and if you have a look at AOL shopping UK, you will see that this is what they do. (Pangora)On top of that, they work out which clicks earn them the most money, and that rises to the top. The problem is, that the companies with the biggest pockets, and the most related products rise to the top, and this in reality restricts choice.
for example, lets say you search for widgets.
on google, you get a list of companies who suppely widgets. (ideally)
On AOL shopping, you get all the widgets that the best paying client sells. red, green pink. The fact that they sell fashion ones and you want traditional ones is beside the point. In this case, fashion and traditional are not phrases optimised for, so if you search for traditional red widgets, you get no results....
Now if they took the info off the page, insead of a database...