Month: August

Google Checkout Snubbing Affiliates?

Barry Schwartz Barry Schwartz is Search Engine Land’s News Editor and owns RustyBrick, a NY based web consulting firm. He also runs Search Engine Roundtable, a popular search blog on very advanced SEM topics. Barry can be followed on social media at @rustybrick, +BarrySchwartz and Facebook. For more background information on Barry, see his full bio and

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NearbyNow Launches Mobile Product Search For Malls

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Holiday 2006 Grudge Match: Google Checkout Versus Paypal

Google Steps More Boldly Into PayPal’s Territory by the New York Times shows how Google Checkout has really stepped things up this holiday season. The article covers how Google is giving merchants huge incentives to promote Google Checkout on their online stores. One merchant sent out a promotion to customers, telling them they get $10

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MySupermarket Comparison Site

MySupermarket is one of those sites that you sometimes look at and immediately think ‘I’ll be coming back here on a regular basis’. The concept is very simple – you choose one of 4 UK supermarkets from Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda and Ocado and you shop for your groceries. All the groceries are shown in illustrated

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Google Pushing Google Checkout More

Google has sent out a promotion to Google Checkout Merchants, notifying them that all new Google Checkout customers get $10 from Google. Technically, this is a $10 sign up bonus, the details explain that if you sign up before February 15, 2007, and you are a new user to Google Checkout, you will get $10

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JP Morgan Report Shows PayPal Dominating Google Checkout

Barry Schwartz Barry Schwartz is Search Engine Land’s News Editor and owns RustyBrick, a NY based web consulting firm. He also runs Search Engine Roundtable, a popular search blog on very advanced SEM topics. Barry can be followed on social media at @rustybrick, +BarrySchwartz and Facebook. For more background information on Barry, see his full bio and

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Google Checkout Testing Large Buttons On AdWords

Barry Schwartz Barry Schwartz is Search Engine Land’s News Editor and owns RustyBrick, a NY based web consulting firm. He also runs Search Engine Roundtable, a popular search blog on very advanced SEM topics. Barry can be followed on social media at @rustybrick, +BarrySchwartz and Facebook. For more background information on Barry, see his full bio and

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Google Checkout Blogs On Recent Promotions

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Free Whitepaper: Search Strategies For Retailers

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Krillion Launches ‘Actionable Local Search’

Joining the ranks of a small but growing list of companies trying to connect online product research and offline buying, Krillion launched this morning. Other companies offering local product information to varying degrees in this segment are ShopLocal, StepUp, NearbyNow, Yokel, CNET, Froogle, Become.com and data provider Channel Intelligence. Simply put, Krillion helps consumers find

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Windows Live Shopping Goes Offline

Barry Schwartz Barry Schwartz is Search Engine Land’s News Editor and owns RustyBrick, a NY based web consulting firm. He also runs Search Engine Roundtable, a popular search blog on very advanced SEM topics. Barry can be followed on social media at @rustybrick, +BarrySchwartz and Facebook. For more background information on Barry, see his full bio and

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Google Checkout Australia Coming Soon?

Is Google Checkout coming to Australia? It appears that Google registered Google Payment Australia PTY. LTD. in Australia recently, which could be a sign of that. A reader pointed me to the Australian Securities & Investments Commission web site that shows a record for a Google Australia payments company. On January 4th of this year,

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Local Shopping Search Stalks E-Commerce

Bob Tedeschi’s NY Times e-commerce column today discusses a number of companies, NearbyNow, GPShopper, Krillion, ShopLocal and StepUp seeking to make the online-offline shopping connection. The article’s hook is wireless shopping tools from NearbyNow and GPShopper. All these companies, and others, to varying degrees are trying to bring offline inventory information into online databases to

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Wize Up For Better Product Reviews

Although most retail commerce still takes place offline in brick and mortar stores, most people use the web to research products before buying. And product reviews, whether from professionals or consumers who’ve actually bought and used products, can be a big help in making the right decision (or avoiding a wrong one). Product reviews have

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Summize: Using Heatmaps In Product Search Results

I wrote earlier this week about Wize a shopping comparison engine that aggregated millions of reviews to compile a “WizeRank” for each product, based on the total number of positive, neutral or negative reviews found on the web. Today Alex Iskold over on ReadWriteWeb takes a takes a look at Summize, a shopping search engine

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Shopping Search Engine Management Changes

Since I’ve been absent a while (sorry Danny, Chris, and Barry), thought I should first catch everyone up on management changes at the shopping comparison engines. Here’s the rundown: Shopzilla: President John Phelps and Chief Product Officer Farhad Mohit have left the company. COO Bill Glass has taken over as president. Here’s the press release.

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Google Base & Data Feed Optimization

The vertical search results on the main shopping engines should not be ignored. We’re all very familiar with Search Engine Optimization (SEO), but you can also get to the top of Google through Google Base. I estimate that over 30,000 merchants are taking advantage of Google Base, but only a very small percentage have actually

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Smarter’s Product Video Reviews

Smarter’s video product reviews are a very entertaining and useful product research tool. As Smarter’s product evangelist Paul Willmes said, “the reviews are by people who actually own [the product] which makes it more real. It makes the opinion more valuable, like a friend giving you advice.” The question of ‘what to buy’ or ‘what

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Analyzing The Major Shopping Search Services

This week I’ll look at shopping search from the user’s perspective. We’ll be starting with the big three offerings from the major engines, Google’s Froogle, Yahoo Shopping and MSN Shopping. In the next Just Behave column I’ll be taking a test drive of some of the dedicated shopping search properties and see how they stack

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Goodbye Froogle, Hello Google Product Search!

Back in December 2002, Google launched its long expected product and shopping search engine. It was called Froogle, a combination of “frugal” and “Google.” Just over four years later, Froogle is finally losing its cutesy name for something more descriptive — to become Google Product Search. It will also gain a cleaner interface, as well.

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