And we told you that even though the new format is just a few months old, it already appears to be shifting significant dollars in its favor.
We also said this was a volley in Google's war against
Here's a screen grab of what that war looks like in practice. Bear in mind that Amazon's product pages get great organic search results for people looking for stuff to buy. Indeed, a lot of people go straight to Amazon to search for products rather than bother with Google.
The result is that Amazon's natural results are almost invisible on the screen, even though they're comparatively high in the ranking for natural search results.
Here's a search for "laptops" (click to enlarge):
Note that Amazon has not bought sponsored results of any kind for its laptop product pages.
But what about the Kindle, which Amazon does support with paid ads on Google? Here's a search for that brand:
Amazon is only the top result because it paid Google to be there. Google's shopping results dominate the page — and show Staples' Kindle as cheaper than Amazon's!
Amazon's natural search result for "Kindle" comes just about last, visually on the page.
Disclosure: Jeff Bezos is an investor in Business Insider through his personal investment company Bezos Expeditions.