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GeneralThe Decline and Fall of Search Engines Pin
W Balboos, GHB7-Jan-21 2:11
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Like ancient Rome, they fall under their own arrogant weight.

I'm referring (primarily) to engines on shopping sites but the petulance surely spreads.

So, for example, you're on Amazon.com (probably the most ubiquitous online shopping site in the world). You search for 1/16" FOOBARS . Your return will include some of those. And Foobar of other sizes, as well. And possibly things with 1/16" in their description. OK - so far it's the engine OR-ing the keywords. Not great but an acceptable choice on their part.

How does that explain the hand sanitizer? Face Masks? Sandpaper? Note that I'm not logged in (where they keep track of previous purchases) and my browser deletes cookies, flash cookies, and history when it's closed. It's not looking into my dark and shady past. They seem to be just throwing random things into the search. Same thing, if one request the sort "Low to High Prices". Since when does $39.95 come between $3.99 and $4.29 ?

I think by now I've made it clear - you search for something; they give a few of those and then push whatever else it is that they want to sell.

Brick and Mortar? All is not yet lost !

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