• Reid Bandremer

    Since this site runs PLAs, I wonder if Google is pulling the data from the product feed?

    Seems doubtful, but we’d need to confirm with a non-pla-advertising site to disprove.

  • http://www.seoskeptic.com/ Aaron Bradley

    “We have to assume Google is pulling this data via the schema markup used on the page.”

    Why do we have to assume this when we can look at the markup on this page?

    Which clearly shows that there’s no schema.org markup on this page (if that’s what you meant by “schema markup”) – it’s hProduct, with a splash of Open Graph thrown in.

    And to boot (groan, I know) the image isn’t the one for that particular product.

    But let’s just assume it is, eh?

  • Pat Grady

    Looks like the image from their 2014 page. On their internal site search, a search for that same keyword, shows that image first.

  • Pat Grady

    No “ad” disclosure, imo, unlikely to be closely associated with PLA (at this point).

  • http://www.seoskeptic.com/ Aaron Bradley

    Agreed and – again – it’s not the correct image (and certainly not the one that accompanies their PLA for that product).

  • Everett Sizemore

    Barry you may want to look into Bing search as well. I just responded to a question about product images in Bing organic SERPs the other day: http://moz.com/community/q/is-amazon-getting-special-treatment-from-bing . Here’s a screenshot: http://i.imgur.com/7MbYtso.png . At the time I didn’t see any Schema.

  • Brian Rauschenbach

    They probably saw that it was pulling away from the CTR on their PLAs and killed the test fast.

  • http://www.davidnrothwell.com/ David Rothwell

    I can’t imagine this will last, as it’s like a return to the free “Shopping Results” which were dropped in favour of paid Product Listing/Shopping campaigns.

    Please post any reply from Google – thanks!

  • MdAzhar

    This is copy of Baidu as you can see that for many queries baidu provide results with images.

  • Stephen Lella

    You know what’s weird weird weird? I click through to the site with the product image thumbnail, and the page is highlighting a DIFFERENT boot – something that’s highlighter yellow rather than black and white. The image from the SERP is actually further down the landing page, on the right hand side, in a section named “Others Liked These Similar Items.”

    So…derp?

  • Lev Halibey

    Just did a exact match search for a product name: “xbox one console titanfall bundle” and got this listing halfway down the page: http://screencast.com/t/ddyGJ1jS9aM That was the first keyword I tried, so you may be able to recreate it pretty easily.

    The walmart listing does include schema markup, but since the ski boot example doesn’t, this may or may not be helping the image appear (probably is).

  • Modestos Siotos

    They have nothing to do with schema or the image properties (alt, filename). I’ve writen a thorough post with several screenshot examples at http://connect.icrossing.co.uk/google-testing-product-images-in-organic-search_11718