diberry - 4:11 pm on Oct 18, 2012 (gmt 0)
Could it be that Google refuses to realize that a domain has both informational and commerce pages?
Sounds like a possibility to me, sure.
What bugs me about all this is that Google wants us to stop doing SEO, but it seems indisputable to me that there are still ways in which we need to do SEO or else the algo won't interpret our sites properly. Like, you're moving your info pages to a subdomain not for users (although it won't hurt user experience, either), but in hopes that will help this algo sort out info from purchasing pages.
I thought Google was telling us we don't NEED SEO anymore, we just need good sites - but clearly that is not true. And now they're punishing people for doing SEO. Rock, meet hard place.
Or better yet: website, meet lots of other traffic sources.