Happy 1st birthday Google Commerce Search!

Thursday, December 2, 2010 | 10:30 PM

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(Cross posted on the Google Enterprise Blog)

It’s Google Commerce Search’s first birthday and we are celebrating it with Jack Kiefer, CEO of BabyAge.com, one of the top 500 online retailers in North America. Since implementing Google Commerce Search, BabyAge.com has seen searches rise 58% and search page views grow 64%, contributing to a 34% increase in sales conversions. You can read about Jack’s experience in this case study or watch this video to hear more:

Google Commerce Search (GCS) is Google’s core search technology tailored for retailers. It’s an e-commerce search solution that’s hosted in the cloud, meaning you don’t need to install any hardware or software. It also uses the exact same product feed that many retailers already submit to Google Products – so most of the work associated with the typical e-commerce search implementation is already complete. Finally, GCS provides extensive administrative controls to customize search results and navigation so that they are just right for your website.

Since our debut last November we’ve expanded geographically – we now offer GCS in the United Kingdom, Australia, France, Germany and Japan – and have added many new features like query auto-completions and a merchandising dashboard. Needless to say we’ve grown quite a bit in a year!

Just as we’ve progressed in our first year, the Google Commerce Search team strives to continue to improve online shopping and we need your help! Share your best and worst experiences from Cyber Monday, and we’ll publish select submissions in a few weeks. If you’re one of the first 50 respondents we’ll send you a Google sticker as a “thank you” gift.