Devani Anjali Alderson
said 9 months, 2 weeks ago:
If you’re not, I got a newsletter from SiteProNews stating that any merchant using Google Shopping will HAVE to pay PER keyword used!!! And you have to use keywords to been seen at all. Here’s the article: http://www.sitepronews.com/2012/08/07/googles-alarming-changes-an-omen-for-the-future-of-seo-a-spn-exclusive/
Even though this change is “only” happening with Google Shopping merchants, it will still effect your website rankings. Google will want to priorities people using their system — (which is completely understandable) — BUT it will effect you negitivly if you sell products on your website only and are not using the shopping system (it’s like their version of eBay and Amazon).
Another thing to keep in mind is that any business (eps. small ones) will have trouble selling their products on the shopping system if they don’t have the resources to pay for ever keyword.
I would like everyones thoughts on whether they think this is a good change and how you think this’ll effect the future of SEO and online marketing in general.