If you’re old school like us, you’ll recall that Google Shopping was first called “Froogle” between 2003 – 2007. It allowed users to search for products on online shopping sites & compare between vendors – for free. Fast forward and eCommerce businesses then needed to pay for ad placements via Google Shopping.

Google are now about to revert back, adding Organic Listings back into Google Shopping results. This is HUGE. Big news for SEO and big news for eCommerce in the most ordinary of times!


Image Credit: Google Blog

As early as next week, results on the SERPS will primarily consist of free product listings, helping retailers connect with the end-user, at a time when global traffic online is intensifying during the coronavirus pandemic.

Our Thoughts:

  • Feed Optimisation is more important than ever, consider regularly updating rules, items, scrapes & ongoing management to ensure you maximise the potential for both PPC & SEO.
  • The upcoming PayPal integration teased already by Google will speed up the onboarding process. We’re hearing more & more about retailers who haven’t yet digitised, could this be a way in
  • Great news for Google’s 1st party data & their power behind the data gathering
  • Potentially a tactic to pull people away from Amazon? Food for thought.

Push was a finalist in Google’s 2019 EMEA Google Premier Partner Awards for Shopping Excellence and continues to support our Retail clients through the pandemic.

Watch this space!

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