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Why is Google making companies look bad on Google Shopping?

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Google has taken to putting ratings for products directly under the name of companies on Google Shopping.


So if a product rates one star, it looks like the company is rated one star.


Why has this been done?!


It needs to be changed immediately.

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September 2015

Re: Why is Google making companies look bad on Google Shopping?

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generally, for long-tail or merchant specific searches the seller-ratings
for a merchant may be shown beneath the ad; for less specific searches
or searches that involve a product result, the product-ratings are shown
with the number of stores (shops) and links to a details-pop-up and a
compare-prices page.

the compare-prices page usually shows product and individual seller ratings.

this format and display has been active within the u.s.
shopping results for quite some time and is likely being
released to the other shopping domains over time.

however, google is constantly experimenting with format and display.

there should be a feedback-form near the bottom of most search results.

otherwise, google tends to read our community forum posts.