Have you ever searched in Google for information about a product? If you are like 99.9% of the Internet connected world, you have. Now, imaging that after you did your search, you left the house and were driving through town for no particular reason and all the sudden your phone buzzes. You check your phone and there’s Google letting you know that the store you are currently driving past has the product you were searching for earlier.
Well, you don’t have to imagine anymore. Google announced earlier this month,
“You’ve been looking for the perfect pair of hiking boots online, but haven’t gotten around to pulling the trigger. Starting today, if you’re out and about and near a store that carries those boots, you might see a Google Now card showing you the product and price to remind you that you wanted them. Now all you have to do is pop into the store and check if they’re in stock!”
I’ll tell you about this new feature and other updates to Google and Bing in the video below:
In the video I mention that there were indications that Google may be getting ready to release some major updates. Well, Google just announced that they released an update of Panda (not a refresh, but an update to the algorithm) that affects about 7.5% of US queries. They also released an update of their Pay Day Loan algorithm, targeting “very spammy queries”.
“Hi. I’m Kurt Steinbrueck with OurChurch.Com and this is your monthly SEO update…” Click here for a full transcript.
Share Your Thoughts:
- So, what do you think? Is Google’s new product reminder an awesome new feature or kinda creepy?