TypicalSurfer - 1:21 pm on Oct 21, 2012 (gmt 0) [edited by: TypicalSurfer at 2:25 pm (utc) on Oct 21, 2012]
Capturing commercial intent:
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.
This would go a long way in understanding the anti-SEO "updates" and possibly the zombie traffic issues.. They are actively discerning user intent and steering those queries to monetized areas. Any notion of an internal "firewall" between organic and monetized results can be safely jettisoned.
[edited by: TypicalSurfer at 2:25 pm (utc) on Oct 21, 2012]