Google Closing Boutiques.com

Google just debuted its latest Product Search homepage, which, Search Engine Land admits, looks quite "stylish." Along with short text descriptions for each product image and rows of featured products below the fold, "It looks like an actual major department store Web site," Search Engine Land writes.

According to Google, additional search product search pages are being redesigned, beginning with the apparel category, "where images are larger and new options such as searching by color, silhouette and genre are available," notes SEL. Also, a "visually similar" search has been added to show apparel and accessories from other designers that resemble an item that the searcher is viewing.

"Google says that these changes mirror what's available on the Boutiques.com shopping site that Google launched almost a year ago," SEL adds. "In fact, the company says it's planning to close Boutiques.com as of October 14 and redirect shoppers to the new Google Product Search." Users of Boutiques.com can expect an email shortly with details about saving data before the switch takes place.

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