Keep Google Merchant Center part of Organic Search
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Keep Google Merchant Center part of Organic Search

    1. Justin  Stevens
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      Justin Stevens

For years Google has provided a small merchants the ability to post products in its shopping channel for free. Now they are rolling out a Pay to Play model which will completely destroy the organic nature of search that Google was founded upon. Increasingly Google has begun to commoditize every aspect of its service and in the process signifigantly dilute search results by pushing commercialisim at the expense of small merchants and consumer choice. Tens of thousands of small business with unique products will now have to shell out more money to Google in order to stay relevant, if they even have those resources to begin with. Consumers will suffer because products will be pushed to them by large players and they won't even be aware of it. The internet never should be the purvue of the "get big, or get out crowd" it is about everyone.

Lets keep Google the great company that it was and should be and ask them to emphasize relevant search and organic search rather than lining the already deep bottom line by keeping the Merchant center free to any merchant regardless of how big the advertising budget is.

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    • Matt Williams SANTA BARBARA, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Small Business that used Google Search for products. This will kill us.

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    • Notebook Nerds TORRANCE, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 2 years ago

      As it is going to kill our business. We can compete with large competitors at the moment, but after these changes are implemented, we will not be able to do that anymore. Google is killing small ecommerce sites like ours who are trying very hard to make sure the consumer gets the best deal... not to make sure Google can post bigger quarterly profits.

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    • sarah bull LISS, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 2 years ago

      ensure small businesses are able to compete against large business

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    • David StClair EMSWORTH, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 2 years ago

      My business is a small one google shopping helped me compete with the big boys

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    • Fred Franton LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 2 years ago

      This will only hurt the small businesses, offer less choice to the consumer and make Google much wealthier in the process. Simple as that!! I have always admired Google for fair play, I can only hope that they see sense and not AdSense.

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