Frequently Asked Questions

Google Shopping?

  • Kyle Reply

    Is anyone familiar with Google Shopping? I had someone ask me how this new service would affect ours? I've done some slight reading on it, but wondering what others had to say about it.

    07/19/12 at 09:35 AM
  • Matt Reply

    This is nothing really new. It does add another layer to the results. Here is a great description of Google Shopping.

    http://searchengineland.com/google-product-search-to-become-google-shopping-use-pay-to-play-model-122959

    07/19/12 at 10:42 AM
  • Matt Reply

    It is an extension of PPC in way.

    07/19/12 at 10:42 AM
  • Adam Reply

    Wasn't this called Froogle once upon a time?

    07/19/12 at 12:44 PM
  • Carissa Reply

    It looks like Google launched Froogle back in December of 2002 and then dropped it four years later.

    07/19/12 at 02:00 PM
  • Adam Reply

    Did they entirely drop it? Or was it re-branded? I thought it just "turned into something else."

    07/19/12 at 02:57 PM
  • Kyle Reply

    looks to me like they just re branded it, it's basically the same service as Froogle, isn't it?

    07/19/12 at 03:02 PM
  • Carissa Reply

    oh they just dropped the name Froogle! Sorry for the confusion, it was renamed Google Product Search and then Google Shopping. They moved from a free listing to an all pay model to better the user experience.

    07/19/12 at 04:21 PM
  • Adam Reply

    That's what I thought... So confusing those Google people! ;-)

    07/19/12 at 04:34 PM
  • Terrance Reply

    I was reading an article on SEW that gives a few reason why the new Google Shopping is going to be bad for eCommerce merchants. I found it quite interesting and feel that you all would too!

    http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2182079/3-Reasons-Why-the-New-Google-Shopping-is-Bad-for-Ecommerce-Merchants

    07/20/12 at 11:12 AM