walkman - 2:19 am on May 5, 2011 (gmt 0)
That just doesn't work in many markets. Heinz don't sell to the public. I have to go to Tesco, ASDA or Sainsburys, for their product. Oh, they are big enough for a free pass?
Yep! Amazon and Footlocker etc can sell Nike sneakers but a small sow store apparently can't. Why is that? If Google sends people directly to the origin how many results will they be on the search page, one?
What Google is doing is preparing to be or being the middleman. Now they even bought an insurance, cable, ISP comparison service. They had the mortgage and credit card one already. Local search exists, travel is coming soon and shopping exists too. So they are a portal, masquerading as a search engine and penalizing competition by first slapping 10-20 Google links and then pushing "thin content" pages down. All while having a virtual monopoly.