What Base Are You On?

By Ben Charny  |  Posted 2006-06-01 Print this article Print

Items added by Google users to Google Base, Google's free listings feature, are now part of the search results of comparison shopper Froogle, plus the Google Maps localized search engine, Google recently said.

Google felt the need June 1 to set the record straight about where Base items go, after several news reports over the last two weeks noted how Google Base items were showing up within other Google features.

In addition to residing at Google Base, listings about products and vehicles will also show up in Froogle search results, but only under certain conditions, Google explained in a June 1 blog post.

Local business listings, say an item containing a store's name and location and a description of what it sells, will wind up on a Google Maps result, Google explained.

Other Base listings will be sprinkled into Google general search results, part of what Perry described as "an experiment" Google's now conducting.

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