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.
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.
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.
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