Google Shopping Results In Knowledge Graph Carousel

Apr 17, 2014 • 8:46 am | comments (10) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google AdWords
 

Spotted via Pete Meyers and posted on Google+, it seems Google is testing showing paid results, i.e. Google Shopping results, product listing ads, directly in the Google Knowledge Graph carousel.

Here is a picture of the results showing up for Pete for a search on [laptops]:

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Personally, I see the shopping results segmented off in a sponsored box on the right still:

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Pete thinks this is a sign that the paid shopping carousel may be going live really soon. Well, that would not surprise me.

As you can see, the carousel results are indeed labeled "Sponsored" but those accustomed to the knowledge graph carousel might think otherwise because the knowledge graph is less about ads and more about knowledge. :)

Forum discussion at Google+.

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Comments:

Alexander Hemedinger

04/17/2014 12:49 pm

I kinda like the direction it's going.

Vishal

04/18/2014 01:06 pm

looks fake to me :P

Durant Imboden

04/18/2014 02:18 pm

From a user's point of view, it seems like an improvement because it offers more vendors and prices to compare.

Durant is a Troll

04/18/2014 07:13 pm

Yeah troll EFV, an improvement--more expensive ads are always best for the consumers. Not a link to Amazon, Best Buy, CNET reviews or a coupon site with deals on laptops, just ads from Google. Take a hike you POS, your site sucks, only trolling here keeps it afloat.

Durant Imboden

04/18/2014 07:32 pm

So you're suggesting that consumers are better served when Google shows fewer Product Search prices for comparison? You're letting your resentment of Google get in the way of common sense.

Pants

04/19/2014 10:19 am

If it was for the user, why not include organic results instead of paid ads here? Please stop being so naïve!

Durant Imboden

04/19/2014 01:53 pm

Because it's ad space. I didn't say Google was making the ad carousel for the user. I said "from a user's point of view, it seems like an improvement because it offers more vendors and prices to compare." That would be true even if Google's motives were entirely profit-driven.

Durant is a Troll

04/21/2014 03:53 am

Listen you paid troll (Editorial Guy on WMW): Product Search is all ads so almost everything in that page is ads. Now STFU and get another job.

Leuphis

04/24/2014 10:32 am

It will be good news for user

David Scarpitta

07/27/2014 05:02 am

Google Shopping sucks and is the worst for small business. Their policies are ever contradicting and overall threatening to smaller sites. I have a site that has real time inventory, and I was suspended for "having a stock discrepancy" on like 4 products out of 1000's...so now I am "entitled to a suspension" even though I am a paying customer? They want me to spend more on bandwidth and resources and upload to them all day, or maybe they want me to not actually update my inventory until they send out "their "spy"ders and verify identical information. Which in actuality is not beneficial for the user if they order something that is out of stock but I had to keep it "orderable" to prevent my campaign from being suspended. Overall the shopping team is a mess, not really beneficial for users, and is for the lazy that don't really want to save money since the prices are inflated on many products to compensate for the advertising costs.

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