asher02 - 4:10 pm on Jul 16, 2010 (gmt 0)
I have the same problem, On the first 100 shopping results in my niche I couldn't find even 1 Mom & Pop store. (I didn't bother checking further)
Me and my competitors used to show up there with the big guys like Amazon and other and it was kinda balanced, now it looks as if Amazon has bought this section of Google.
I mean if I wanted to see results only from Amazon wouldn't it be more simple for me to go to Amazon?
Another interesting thing is that on my niche 1 of the big brothers is not showing at all and I am talking about Ebay, I used to see some eBay listings but now I hardly see.
I guess Google Merchant Center forgot to turn on the "Balance" button.......