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Froogle Updates Layout, Looks Like Comparison Engine

Froogle Updates Layout, Looks Like Comparison Engine

As one industry insider stated in an email, Froogle’s new layout is “very comparison engine-esque!” Froogle quietly updated its site yesterday. There are a number of changes, but here are the basics:

1) The sponsored links (Google AdWords) are no longer flooding the right side of the page (note to Froogle: you need to update your About Us section to reflect this change), but rather have been more elegantly placed across the top of most Froogle pages (the ads do not show up on Merchant Ratings pages). This simple change makes the site a hell of a lot cleaner.

2) Search result pages and product pages have been streamlined and now look more like the pages of other comparison engines. See pictures below.

3) Google has moved beyond text links! Froogle is using a ‘Compare prices’ button as opposed to the standard text link.

4) If you type in iPod, an iPod actually comes up first. This is a major improvement. In the past, iPod accessories would show up above iPods. Hmmm…maybe Froogle has finally worked out some relevancy issues.

Here is a list of screenshots which compare the old Froogle with the new.

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Brian Smith is the Editor of Comparison Engines, a guide to the world of online comparison engines (shopping & travel). Through interviews with key players, guest commentary, case studies, analysis of news and events, and comparisons of features, readers will gain an in depth understanding of online comparison engines, a rapidly growing facet of online shopping.

 Froogle Updates Layout, Looks Like Comparison Engine

BrianSmith

Brian Smith is the editor of Comparison Engines, a guide to the world of online comparison engines (shopping & travel). Through interviews with key players, guest commentary, case studies, analysis of news and events, and comparisons of features, readers will gain an in depth understanding of online comparison engines, a rapidly growing facet of online shopping.
 Froogle Updates Layout, Looks Like Comparison Engine

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3 thoughts on “Froogle Updates Layout, Looks Like Comparison Engine

  1. I’m an IT guy, used to use Froogle all the time to find “value” prices on products. The new format wastes my time, I have to plow through page after page of “comparisons”. When I enter a query about a product, I want the exact product to be listed in low to high price order from reputable vendors, not New York camera scammers or other internet low life. This new layout from Froogle will send me searching for alternative price search engines, seriously! Believe me, I’m not the only one angry about these recent changes in Froogle, it will be interesting to see what other end users have to say.

    OK, I said, now someone please get the word to Google before they venture down the path to ruin.

  2. the old froogle was much beter, the new froogle has less choices, it looks to me like google is trying to control who can sell through froogle