TheMadScientist - 9:59 pm on Jul 7, 2010 (gmt 0) [edited by: TheMadScientist at 10:07 pm (utc) on Jul 7, 2010]
Yes, but the problem is that the listings are not on google.com's search results, they are on another Google real estate which Google will be benefiting from, I believe through Google checkout.
As far as Google Checkout goes I think they could benefit, but when I follow the link on the conv*ction ov*n products Amazon is number one... Go figure... Maybe there's a reason they're not complaining?
To do it correctly you say they should put the results on Google.Com, which could be easily done with AJAX and a 'click to expand' link, which would really create rants from lower results, so it would, IMO, do more harm to competition than having a listing at a different location in the results.
Somehow, I think Amazon being number one for at least one of the Products Searches basically decimates any complaints or anti-trust arguments... They're obviously not forcing people to stay at Google to buy anything in any way with Product results like Amazon.
NOTE: I didn't follow all the product links, but the 3rd one down on the result set I got for products certainly had Amazon at #1...
[edited by: TheMadScientist at 10:07 pm (utc) on Jul 7, 2010]