Martin_Ice_Web - 12:11 pm on Jun 29, 2013 (gmt 0)
@COS, I think to show only 50 brands in serps will make poeple not very happy. Poeple get bored very fast if they see every search the same odd brands. Wasnīt it Alstavista fault not to produce good results?
The brands now on top are known places poeple are going to without google or are unrelated to the search query.
Shopping queries are the ones that converts ads to money. Since amazon opeīned its plattform to resellers ( about 3 years ago ) google is loosing this conversions to amazon. Soon after amazons opening google released panda and penguin. Vanished half of the google competitors in regard of price search engines. Most german big compare engines have been hit or are way down googles own services like hotel finder, google flight .... although this services do not have nearly 10% of UE that the others have! But they outrank the better ones in favour of google services!
If you look at the efforts google does to make all on its own then you know where the train is riding to.
-Why knowledge base when there is wikipedia 100% better then googles service?
-why google shop certifkation when there is trusted shops? Much more better then googles service
-why google wallet when there is paypal?
why are there are more then 80% of screen with ads, when saying to webmasters not to place ads abouve the fold? Why are only light differences i background color in regard to organics?
I think google is on the way to become a all inclusive shopping portal like amazon. We are the idiots that give them the needed data.
But all the services google creates are nothing compare to the originals ( like g+ compared to facebook), therefore they have to push them.
But poeple donīt want or need a seecond amazon! They want answers not ads!