MrFewkes - 8:41 pm on Mar 4, 2011 (gmt 0) [edited by: MrFewkes at 8:43 pm (utc) on Mar 4, 2011]
I wonder if google are scared of the likes of amazon - im just trying to think things through.
I have a friend whos not involved in the net in any way in terms of making a living from it - but he uses it to buy things.
I explained how my little sites were not doing too well. His reply came very naturally, smoothly, calmly and yet matter of fact.
"When I want to buy something I just go to amazon".
He has done the google thing and just bypasses them completely for shopping and goes to amazon from his favourites. google dont get a look in.
I **suspect** that many of us here are site writers etc - and I fear we are indeed a dying breed. But also by that score - for shopping at least - google is dying too maybe?
Maybe in 10 years time - google will be in the past - but so will us small site owners aswell where shopping is concerned.
From this perspective - google should support us and this way of existence - and bury the likes of ebay and amazon in the serps. If they dont - then they are building the big shopping sites into bigger sites than themselves.
I dont know - I am confusicus now.
[edited by: MrFewkes at 8:43 pm (utc) on Mar 4, 2011]