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Is Froogle dead?

Discussion in 'Shopping' started by forumGuru, Mar 12, 2007.

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    What has actually happened with Froogle? Is it still being used? I know the site is operational, but I've read some extremely negative articles in recent months.
     
    forumGuru, Mar 12, 2007 IP
  2. hdpinn

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    Are you kidding? I have a ecommerce client that receives a good portion of their traffic from froogle. Where are these negative articles?
     
    hdpinn, Mar 12, 2007 IP
  3. Garkoni

    Garkoni Active Member

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    Yeah, I've heard Google is going to close the Froogle project. Don't know details, sorry
     
    Garkoni, Mar 13, 2007 IP
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    I have used Froogle for several months and the traffic i get from it is negligible, i really think it depends on what your selling though, I've not heard anything about them closing?
     
    www.mazoo.co.uk, Mar 15, 2007 IP
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    Froogle seems to have gone from the top of google search results :mad:
     
    Tommy12345, Mar 16, 2007 IP
  6. Mr_Kumar

    Mr_Kumar Well-Known Member

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    I have used froogle in 2004 and 2005...that time it was working good for several sites of my clients. Site were related to cloths... bridal gown and dress etc.

    Now, I have my own books site. Will it work fine. I think let me try it and see myself.

    Thanks
     
    Mr_Kumar, Mar 16, 2007 IP
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    Never really got anywhere with Froogle. To be honest didn't try very hard though, I didn't even know it was still around.

    James
     
    jim0504, Mar 17, 2007 IP
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    #8
    Google Base is basicly replacing froogle.
     
    blademaster, Mar 17, 2007 IP
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    google base and froogle seems to be a haven for spammers and people selling pirated copyrighted materials. Correct me if i'm wrong.
     
    mypapit, Mar 17, 2007 IP
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    tomflascee Active Member

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    Froogle drives about 5-10 customers a week to my site. I sell luxury bedding products, and focus on only about 10 sizes of about 8 different models so it is pretty negligible to say the least.
     
    tomflascee, Mar 19, 2007 IP
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    #11
    I haven't heard a negative news, or any news for that matter, regarding Froogle.
    Do you have a link to the article?
     
    ReadyToGo, Mar 19, 2007 IP
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    #12
    people don't take froogle that seriously because it is free to list items.

    but I have never heard anything about spammers or pirated stuff on there. however, there are alot of ebay stuff on their, sometimes being expired auctions :(
     
    the_gallery, Mar 20, 2007 IP
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    Froogle is still alive, I still get sells from froogle every week, it depends on what you are selling.
     
    uranus, Apr 10, 2007 IP
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    Yeah, forumGuru is right. I also have read notes like "Apparently Google is trying to position their video service into the mainstream spotlight as they toss the much more valued Froogle into the back seat." Seems it's not lie.
     
    mrLenin, Apr 11, 2007 IP
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    scene Banned

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    I think froogle is going to die within the nest year if google don't conentrate more on it.
     
    scene, Apr 11, 2007 IP
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    #16
    it can't hurt when it's free But don't put your money behind it!
     
    nytrokiss, Apr 11, 2007 IP
  17. man-in-coat

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    i think if google will not give better attention to froogle then it soon be die
     
    man-in-coat, Apr 12, 2007 IP
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    I set Froogle up for our online shop just over a year ago and it worked very well and brought in a lot of business, I know a lot of people still use for shopping.
     
    Outlaw_Racing, Apr 13, 2007 IP
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    Froogle has produced some free traffic for one of our online stores. It seems to work better for some products more than others.

    I think that Froogle lost some of its pop when Google decided to remove the link from its home page.
     
    kmb40, Apr 13, 2007 IP
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    Yes,maybe Google has to think about too much things to organize,and Froogle could be his Troy Horse,I mean a lot of work,a lot of energies spent and a too little feedback...
     
    Filippo Biasini, Apr 14, 2007 IP