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Google to Charge Fees for Google Shopping

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by bertbaby, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. bertbaby

    bertbaby Elite Member

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    Never you mind.
    Meh Im sure a lot of businesses have seen this coming. So much for helping the little guys like they used to claim they would do. More money in googles pocket, they dont give a sh*t.
     
  3. bertbaby

    bertbaby Elite Member

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    Agreed, they have been giving a monopoly and they will wring every cent from it while Matt Cutts screws the little guy with their so called Penguin spam initiative!
     
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    Comes as no surprise, and thats sad! I know a few folk IRL that rely heavily on Google Shopping, this will push more vendors that hold stock into using Amazons fulfillment etc.. As for dropshippers and such that rely on product feeds, without paying the fee to stay on Google Shopping they'll have to rely more on organic traffic which taking the duplicate content issue caused by many of the feeds into consideration, ranking organically is going to be complicated.
     
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    IM and Online E-commerce is no longer cheap to get it
     
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    The day is not far when an organic search covert in to Paid Result.. Big G... Gone towards g...
     
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    Agreed, that's where Googliath wants to take it and so far they have this defacto monopoly without any real challengers save Facebook.
     
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    maybe if yahoo had a free feed service then they might have a boast ?
     
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    Never really used it personally, but I can see as to why people would be upset... they're money grabbing nowadays:/
     
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    Anyone can program? I will pay for a server so that businesses can upload their feeds like the find.com but want to only plug into yahoo, bing, etc etc api's if they have them. I will pay it all :) Let me know. I want to bash google in the face.

    Time to bring it on with Google.

    Target Languages.
    1. English
    2. Spanish
    3. Chinese.
     
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    I was disappointed at first as I have 50 eCommerce websites uploading feeds daily to GS. But with every negative comes a positive.

    GS was a free service so in many niches it was just a race to the bottom in terms of pricing. Almost every month a new "genius" marketer discovered one of my dropshippers and tossed together an eCommerce website and started submitting a feed to GS. Some of these jackasses thought 7-10% profit margins were GREAT. They only had the cost of hosting and a free GS feed where if they were the cheapest they could pull sales revenue from the established websites. Those days are over!!! Now they have to pay and if they don't have a clue how to track ROI for adwords they'll dump a ton of money quick.

    Now those that are smart enough to avoid Google's Adwords grab will have to do battle in the SERPs which is a good thing if you have an established eCommerce website. Let these new websites try to compete against your larger and established website.

    As I mentioned on another thread, I've been analyzing, scraping keywords and rewriting eCommerce webpages to drive traffic on any related keywords. I think I'll have a great advantage in the coming months when the shine as worn off Google Shopping paid results and customers and sellers return to SERPs. In just a week of working over and targeting related keywords our websites have increased 10% in SERP visibility and our Google Shopping traffic has dropped in half.

    I'm no longer crying about Google Shopping going to a paid model. They just tanked 3/4 of my competitors! Thank you Google!!!
     
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