McMohan - 6:01 am on Jul 5, 2012 (gmt 0)
It must not have tested well for Google and this new round of experiments is quite welcome all around
Ted, After Google announced Google Shopping (Product Listing Ads) replacing old Product Search (Base), they have been experimenting with the layout. They removed the free shopping results for a while and kept only the PLA and sometimes both were showing. I don't know which way it is going, if they will remove the shopping results entirely from the SERPs or not, but as part of Universal results, I thought shopping results made sense for product queries.