PC Advisor are reporting on a speech given by a Google official, who shared the news with attendees of the Professional eBay Sellers Alliance (PESA) Summit in San Francisco:
“When people search for products on Google.com, the system will present them with another search box so that they can refine their query….after people refine their query, Google takes them to a second page populated with product results from the Google Base listings service“.
Here’s an interesting piece of information regarding search behaviour – people don’t use Froogle (much):
“The plan also involves de-emphasizing Froogle as a destination website and moving its comparison-shopping capabilities to Google.com, because, as the Google official explained, most product searches happen on Google.com“
Google then evaluate the type of query, and direct people via the Google.com interface, rather than forcing them to use tabs. This fits with Danny Sullivan’s invisible tags theory.