Whitey - 1:39 am on Oct 31, 2010 (gmt 0)
From a users perspective, that look like an inadequate result anallawalla - and I'm seeing bigger places like Los Angeles dishing up a handful of irrelvant place offerings , when a user is better provided with comparison / filtering to cover the vastness of options. But i think it's only the start per what idolw is saying [ i think this is spot on . See Homeaway [bits.blogs.nytimes.com...] ].
But where does that put comparison sites that basically dish up the same results or results than can be pushed through Google. Here's my short list to provoke the thinking :
- real estate
- travel [ hotels , car rental ]
- autos/ cars for sale
- local products
- local trades services [ electricians , builders , plumbers ]
Some of these totally underpin the cash flows and profits of major online business' . I wonder how quickly there will be a knock on reaction from the big players like the Telcos and Localised business' like local newspaper websites with classifieds in them. I also wonder how much this put's a dent in major players like Ebay's sense of control.