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Shopping aggregators can not compete on equal terms with Google Shopping

The reference to “within” is critical: by including this reference, Google prevents shopping aggregators which directly compete with Google Shopping from having keyword ads which invite a user to “buy” a product. The very function of a shopping aggregator means that such sites usually refer the user to another websites via a “click out”, i.e., the user cannot “buy” within the website and... See more