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TypicalSurfer - 1:57 pm on Oct 21, 2012 (gmt 0)
You have to wonder what this means during a down economy. There was already a small set of buyers. Now Google steers the most likely buyers to Google shopping, what does that do to the value of adwords on those terms?
It looks like there will be some morphing from adwords to Google shopping .. perhaps a mix, I'm thinking a query with commercial intent will be begin to look like goto.com results from a decade ago (all paid results).
For example, we’re pleased that as of yesterday, Google Shopping completed its transition to a fully paid model based on product listing ads.
I think in a previous thread I voiced my concern that Google can "cherry pick" the traffic and leave us with the crumbs.
Yes, I hypothesized in the zombie traffic thread that they were processing the query before sending it to an appropriate (for them) index or result set. It looks like commercial queries are simply processed differently on their end.
[edited by: TypicalSurfer at 2:16 pm (utc) on Oct 21, 2012]