In my never-ending quest to increase the Google Rank of Greg’s photography business, I’ve started trying to use all of Google’s products, on the theory that they all link to each other. That’s a long post for another time, but today it led me to this: Google Base and Google Merchant Center.
At first glance these are ways for Google to cut in on Amazon’s territory and allow merchants of goods to sell their widgets online. I’m not sure if they will help me sell services, but apparently they DO help some photographers sell stock, or they did. Here’s a blog posting from 2006, admittedly hopelessly out-of-date by today’s standards of timeliness, about photographer David Sanger’s success with the service. Here’s another post from 2006 about the same thing, and I cannot find anything after that.