TypicalSurfer - 1:57 pm on Oct 22, 2012 (gmt 0)
How do you strategize for the future beyond this current self inflicted Google spam? What should webmasters be looking to do for the next stage of product promotion.
I'm not so sure that you do strategize, the mangement team of google recently described your exact situation here:
And we believe being able to do product listing ads gets us closer to intent because if somebody types a Nikon D800 then we know they are looking to buy or looking to get more information about a specific product and the fact that we can show them reviews pictures and pricing information gets us closer to action. And we believe in the medium term that’s going to create more monetization and a better monetization for us as opposed to having just 10 blue links of ads we’d send them to other websites.
The algorithm is designed to satisfy management objectives so if you are trying to squeeze in a "blue link" that leads to your web site, they have already decided that isn't in their game plan. The algo may have thousands of different things it considers when calculating a result but it looks like monetization is the prime driver.