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5/3/13
Original Poster
businesstrader

What's Going on With Google Shopping?

I've read the FAQs and searched the help center. 
My URL is: 


A couple of days ago Google Shop started appearing for the 2 main search terms only within my niche (as per my attachment). Its like they are only displaying Google shop for the massive traffic terms only......Very clever Google!

The weird thing I have noticed is that as soon as Google shopping ads started appearing, it literally doubled up all the urls for the page 1 generic listings (as per my attachment). Effectively pushing # 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 off page 1.

Anyone else seeing this for their main terms?
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5/3/13
Original Poster
businesstrader
Look at Google Shops heading......

Shop for 'business for sale' on Google and then displaying Microsoft products!

lol.....It doesn't even make sense!
Luke :)
5/3/13
Luke :)
They are paid ads - probably have business as a keyword without any negatives set.
Been wrong before!
5/3/13
Been wrong before!
Were you not happy with results of yesterdays thread .Why start a new one or better still l'm sure there is a i hate google out there somewhere.
Lysis
5/3/13
Lysis
Spammers gonna spam.
5/4/13
Original Poster
businesstrader
Well, this thread is about observations I made regarding Google shopping and whether or not other people have experienced the same thing. The thread you are referring to doesn't not mention Google shopping.....at all! So unless you feel like making a quality contribution to this thread, I really do not see the need for you to leave useless comments.

And Lysis, thanks for your constructive criticism. Seriously! After reading your comments throughout this forum, I really wonder what it is you actually do? You seriously have a lot of time on your hands. You are either a very wealthy person with nothing to do, or simply a compulsive 'spammer', who is addicted to 'spamming' other peoples threads with useless comments.......just like this one.

Have a great day!
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JohnMu
5/6/13
JohnMu
Hi Businesstrader

I'd strongly recommend focusing on a single site, it makes things much easier for you in the long run. Looking at your newer site (I think that's bizlistings, right?) I see you're using the "unavailable_after" robots meta tag & setting older listings to noindex (which is great!). I noticed that you have a bunch of empty search results pages, which is generally a bad user experience, eg: https://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Abizlistings.com.au+%22no+listings+match%22&filter=0 -- it would generally be better to put a noindex on those kinds of pages, so that they don't accidentally get indexed. Otherwise, I think this site is just ranking where it would naturally rank, so instead of focusing too much on technicalities, I'd really focus on making sure that your site is the absolute best of its kind. Resolving technical issues is always a great idea, but it's really even more important that your site itself is overall awesome. 

Cheers
John
 
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