mtatem - 6:04 pm on Jan 4, 2004 (gmt 0)
I have to say that would be a big mistake on Googles part as they would now have to go to all the webmasters who have uploaded their feeds and ask them to pay for it? I personally do all of my clients and charge them to do their feeds. Google has given me permission to do multiple datafeeds because of the amount of people I do them for and the relationship I have established with their developers. To date I have thousands of products listed. Not likely to happen. They are more concerned with delivering quality search results and generating their income from pay per clicks on the right. I could see sponsored listing being used in the near future in their search results but the results themselves will remain free. I also believe that eventually they will be powering out all the other SE's that are trying to follow in their footsteps. We've all seen it before that is how they ended up powering so many SE's search results.