Awarn - 1:50 pm on May 1, 2013 (gmt 0)
Tedster I understand your point. What gets me is Im e-commerce. I sit at position 15 and have for months (was always in top 3). You somewhat imply that Google is trying to make it so people find what they are looking for (focus on conversions). That sounds logical too. But here is what gets me. On e-commerce for high conversions that would mean having the product and in stock and at the cheapest price. So I look at the 14 sites ahead of me and in many cases they don't have the item or it is not in stock etc. So what is the logic as to why they outrank me? Four of the sites don't even sell the product. Three are related to Amazon and Ebay. Three are from the same site. It is really unusual in fact because on the hard to find products, customers still seem to find us since nobody else carries the items. Strange part anymore is I get customers calling and saying I looked on several other sites and you know you are the only place that has this item? Then the next question is I saw it on another site cheaper but they don't have the item in stock so will you sell it at that price? Some of these other sites have not had their prices updated in years. So what is Google achieving by this algorithm. They surely aren't helping e-commerce sites and they really aren't helping the consumer. So it really doesn't seem to add up at all. They imply the change is to improve the consumer experience but in reality they are hurting the consumer experience.