[NA]Google or Amazon search tips[NA]

Discussion in 'Hangar Talk' started by Let'sgoflying!, Jan 10, 2021 at 5:15 PM.

  1. Let'sgoflying!

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    Sometimes when I am online shopping I check these two places. (for Google I select the Shopping tab)
    I must be doing something wrong because on either, when I type in what I want, it gathers anything remotely related to my search term (I usually try to put in a PN or MN only, keeping it simple). So I am looking at page after page of accessories or similar items But Not The Item I Need.

    Ebay is heads and shoulders above with their search tool AND they have the Exclude feature (by entering -widget you will see nothing with widget in their results.

    So is it me or their search tools?
     
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    They’re trying to outsmart you by giving you what they want you to have, rather than what you want to get.
     
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    Trying to find the Parler app, eh?
     
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    I like using Images when I search. I usually find what I need by sight, then can delve further from there.
     
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    Not me. If I know what I’m looking for, especially with part/model #, it always comes up first but then they throw in similar stuff and also ad supported stuff. But no, I don’t seem to have this issue.
     
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    Mick and Keith warned me of this a long time ago.