scottsonline - 11:44 pm on Dec 5, 2013 (gmt 0)
30 billion dollar industry number one product search:
Product ads that are not enforced. All sorts of wrong prices/misleading etc
#1 organic amazon "product ads from external websites" google is still serving ads for amazon. It's happening too much now to be a coincidence and smacks of collusion. Each shipping "click" generates revenue for each company. Is it best for google to rank external product ads as #1 when there are thousands of other options?
#2 3 4 manufacturer. Domain crowding to the max. There is no contact information at all. No email, chat, phone or contact form it's a closed industry.
#5 first seller #6 seller etc
The shading was back late today for ads. I think that's where a lot of traffic went yesterday for any of you selling products.
First off I like the product ads. Although this is off topic it is relevant. Google is doing nothing to enforce their policies. Big retailers can violate every part of the policy and get a free pass. It corrupts the PLAs and because they are top and center it distorts the organic results.
With an average high res laptop screen the entire fold is taken up with paid ads making google no longer a search engine but instead a paid product directory. As I look at the page now there are 14 ads available above the fold. There is ONE organic result and that is the manufacturer where nobody can buy it or get information anyway.
The same search on bing shows 8 ads but 4 organic results above the cold and images. Bing is no better though they too serve amazon paid ads as organic results