The Online Search Engine Google is REALLY Afraid of....

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If you are serious are "ranking" for the only keywords that matter - buyer keywords - read this article on Amazon.com:
Forget Apple, Forget Facebook: Here's The One Company That Actually Terrifies Google Execs - Business Insider
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  • Profile picture of the author peteJ
    Interesting article, really enjoyed the read. It makes complete sense, the first place I go to buy something isn't google, only after do I use google to search for a better deal if i'm unhappy with the price.
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  • Profile picture of the author jdkesler
    Actually, I pretty much fit that profile. If I want to buy something the first place I usually look is Amazon. Maybe E-bay if it is something I can't find on Amazon.
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  • Profile picture of the author iSoftware
    Yep - the title (of the article) was provocative - but very informative nonetheless!
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  • Profile picture of the author Adie
    Google's biggest threat.... Great article and is true.
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  • Profile picture of the author thebitbotdotcom
    Google's next move...getting into online retail...just like Amazon and Walmart.

    They will copy-cat it for sure.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeff Schuman
    Good post. Interesting article. Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author JRat
    Totally true. That's one place they havent gotten into 100%, good post.
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  • This is probably true to an extent, but Google users can count on something that direct-Amazon-searchers can't: impartial reviews, and more importantly, review aggregation, from professional critics and and review aggregators.

    Think sites like toptenreviews and rottentomatoes.

    These reviews are actually real, whereas the vast majority of reviews on Amazon are 100% bought, paid for and FAKE.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      I think it's laughable to compare "honest reviews" - that's an oxymoron to begin with online.

      If I want to buy a $200 household item I can spent lots of time on google wading through videos and facebook results and fake review sites and slow loading blogs with poor content....and in the end find a BUY link that sends me to Amazon.

      More efficient to do the search on Amazon to begin with.
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      • Profile picture of the author cashp0wer
        Interesting article. I also fit the profile. I purchase from Amazon all the time because I can typically find some great deal son this site.
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    • Profile picture of the author KirkMcD
      Originally Posted by Andy Button View Post

      whereas the vast majority of reviews on Amazon are 100% bought, paid for and FAKE.
      Man, when do I get my check for reviewing the products I've purchased and left a review for? I think I'm missing out.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lyanna
    Same here, I always love to buy from Amazon and I search on their site, too (not on Google) for most small items. Just a few minutes ago I found some nice results from an Amazon search for "pink scrubs." However, for some items I do go for more info first. Things like books, I often go to book review sites/blogs/forums for opinions before buying.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adie
    Google should partner with walmart and make a huge online store..
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  • Profile picture of the author dbx3
    That was real interesting. Thanks for the article.
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  • Profile picture of the author grover69
    really a great article and it is completely true. After rebuilding my operating system a month ago (due to some unforeseen stupid old problems), I finally added a quick link to Amazon in Firefox because I kept going to search products there. With an Amazon prime account there really is no other place like it.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    That's me too. I skip Google altogether if I know it's something I can get or want from Amazon. Why bother with the middle man?
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  • Profile picture of the author onSubie
    Very interesting article. And more than just Google is afraid of Amazon, I'm sure.

    The article didn't even mention Amazon's aggressive affiliate program that funnels the traffic of thousands of blogs, videos, ebooks, mailing lists, etc. to their site.

    Even if someone were to search Google - all links lead to Amazon.

    The article also failed to mention, as part of the Amazon affiliate model, many shoppers search Google for reviews after they have already checked out the product on Amazon. They are looking for more info or 'impartial' reviews or confirming that Amazon is, in fact, the lowest price. Exactly the traffic Amazon blogs (esp niche blogs) target.

    Someone knows what they want, checked it out on Amazon and now they are sitting with credit card in hand looking for someone 'impartial' to say, "Yes, go ahead it's a good buy and Amazon is the best place to get it".

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    • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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      Originally Posted by onSubie View Post

      The article also failed to mention, as part of the Amazon affiliate model, many shoppers search Google for reviews after they have already checked out the product on Amazon. They are looking for more info or 'impartial' reviews or confirming that Amazon is, in fact, the lowest...
      lol ... love it. Affiliate reviews are anything but impartial. No offense intended. Just struck me funny. The only reviews I ever read are like from PC Mag or Wired or a big tech blog.
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      • Profile picture of the author onSubie
        Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

        lol ... love it. Affiliate reviews are anything but impartial. No offense intended. Just struck me funny. The only reviews I ever read are like from PC Mag or Wired or a big tech blog.
        Yes, hence the 'quotes' on 'impartial'... nudge nudge ... wink wink

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  • Profile picture of the author Guru4u
    I'm glad the title clarified they were talking about the "online search engine" Google.

    Without the words "online" and "search engine" people may have been confused what Google the article was talking about.

    It's kinda like when people say "3am in the morning."

    Good article, tho.
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  • Profile picture of the author RedShifted
    All I know is in the real world money = power/control and apple has more money than google and amazon combined.

    So a bunch of people are now searching on Amazon, great. But what type of hold does Amazon have over google? Google has more money to invest, more people employeed by them, so google can do w/e the hell they want imo. Also, google has ties way farther up the financial food chain than Amazon does. Google is now striking deals with sony, universal, abc & nbc and they have plans to dominate amazon in other ways.

    I just don't see Amazon as having any real potential to compete against a monster like google. To think they do is to severely underestimate googles abilities imo.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    What that article fails to see is the flip side of that 20% Amazon traffic. Google has 20% of Amazon traffic by the ba$$s.

    Also watch what happens when Amazon runs out of places to hide from state sales tax collections, that instantly levels the playing field online & offline.

    Amazon is big, but they don't have a clue about search compared to Google.
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  • Profile picture of the author falcott
    I always bypass the obviously fake review sites vying for ranking in Giigle and simply go straight to the source -- Amazon
    And I do use it as a buyer's search engine (if I'm buying, obviously).
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  • Profile picture of the author aadi144
    Google is just a medium to find things i hope after this article Google will think about planning a place like Amazon or eBay.
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    • Profile picture of the author bbncu
      Yes, I perfectly fit the profile. I have a Prime membership with Amazon and it is hassle free for me...one click buy...I use amazon to buy stuff but I use google to search for information..but .now I actually started using you tube too for how to videos instead of google...

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