coachm - 6:43 pm on May 29, 2011 (gmt 0)
I hate to admit it but if BestBuy is not on the first page for the "televisions" query - that's a poor user experience, whether they follow the G guidelines or
That makes sense if one assumes that anyone searching for "televisions" is wanting to buy one. Increasingly it seems that queries for many many terms yield places to buy, or worse, bogus "review" sites that are actually affiliates.
I often search for things and end up looking at sales sites when I have no interest in buying.
On the other hand, I have trouble finding places to actually buy things when I want to, again because of the massive resellers, poor review sites, etc. Then again, I tend to want to buy odd stuff, like a Garmin GPS bicycle bracket, which I still haven't bought yet because I can't find the information about the products that I need.
As for overstock? Not interested. Not interested in ebay listing, or listing from other large companies I keep coming across for almost everything I search for. I can't count the number of times I've clicked on links only to discover that the company doesn't even CARRY what I'm looking for.
It's time we get segmented search engines, I think, so we as users at least can choose what KINDS of results we are looking for.
The Brand, on the other hand, does. And why should they be on the first page? Because people are looking for them specifically. Google is incompetent if they are not there.
Fair enough. Bestbuy is a brand and I expect them to be first if I search including the brand. Samsung is a brand, but I do NOT expect Bestbuy to be at the top if I'm search for Samsung.
And, if I search for television, (fool that I might be), I shouldn't get ANY brands per se, unless i search for "buy television."