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Comments on: Showing Competitors on a Product Site http://designnotes.info/?p=1926 Testing & Sprinting Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:49:00 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.7 By: Orlando Website Design http://designnotes.info/?p=1926&cpage=1#comment-99937 Fri, 16 Oct 2009 06:08:51 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=1926#comment-99937 It's amazing to think how massive Amazon has become or what it takes to run a company like that

By: Orlando Website Design http://designnotes.info/?p=1926&cpage=1#comment-99938 Fri, 16 Oct 2009 06:07:21 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=1926#comment-99938 I have to agree with you….review sites are MASSIVELY popular now. I think they can really sway the sales of a particular product. I know I pay big attention to them on amazon.

Good article

By: Jrgd http://designnotes.info/?p=1926&cpage=1#comment-99941 Thu, 15 Oct 2009 14:23:28 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=1926#comment-99941 The technical limitation is maybe the cause – it would be nice to see the practice you highlighted propagates with the 'apparition' of such facility. At least, I would like to experiment with it.

By: michaelsurtees http://designnotes.info/?p=1926&cpage=1#comment-99940 Wed, 14 Oct 2009 15:40:35 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=1926#comment-99940 Actually the LinkWithin plugin that I've attached doesn't give me the option to decide how the content is chosen, it's somewhat dynamically driven and occasion does include posts from other sites.

By: jrgd http://designnotes.info/?p=1926&cpage=1#comment-99939 Wed, 14 Oct 2009 05:12:20 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=1926#comment-99939 It's funny to read your article and to check the links at the bottom of it: none from 'competitors' :)However it's indeed a nice pick!

By: michaelsurtees http://designnotes.info/?p=1926&cpage=1#comment-99943 Tue, 13 Oct 2009 23:24:08 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=1926#comment-99943 That makes sense that you'd want to see more images of a product. I guess in my mind I was thinking about it as step one. In the beginning is a person more likely visit Amazon or the product site. If Amazon doesn't have all the info than hopefully the product site would.

And thanks for passing along the example of Sears…

By: Max Rockbin http://designnotes.info/?p=1926&cpage=1#comment-99942 Tue, 13 Oct 2009 22:24:51 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=1926#comment-99942 Personally, I go to product sites when Amazon doesn't show all the product details or has few pictues (or, in some cases, when it looks like Amazon may have an incorrect description).

Apple is a good example of a Product Site with much more info about the product.

An Exception to the Idea that Product sites wouldn't show competition:
Sears.com shows both their brands (Kenmore, Craftsmen…) along with the competition.
Obviously Sears has to sell competitor's products, but it does show some guts because their brands are right up against other big names.

Also, Sears does publish (or used to) negative user reviews of their products. Also not common.
(Otherwise it is not a particularly well designed site).

By: michaelsurtees http://designnotes.info/?p=1926&cpage=1#comment-99945 Tue, 13 Oct 2009 22:08:02 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=1926#comment-99945 I didn't know about that, really interesting way to subvert things a bit further away from a product site. Thanks for the fyi!

By: Johanna http://designnotes.info/?p=1926&cpage=1#comment-99944 Tue, 13 Oct 2009 22:05:08 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=1926#comment-99944 Have you used the Universal Wishlist functionality? This is taking up a notch even further… you just drag the link to your bookmarks bar, after which you can add any product from any site on the Internet to your Amazon wishlist. This ups the chances even more that someone coming to Amazon might buy something NOT on Amazon (if they are shopping for a friend, for example). Pretty awesome stuff…