I put this out a while back in a different thread but I’ll post it again. You are clearly confusing what Amazon has for a “search” and what a REAL “search engine” is. I’m removing some things to shorten the bottom line --:
At least when I type a UPC Code into eBay I actually GET the product that I was looking for. That is, of course, with the exception of those listing pirates that put the wrong UPC Code in to manipulate the search function. I report EVERY ONE of those that I find since they knock mu listings down the line someplace.
…Lake and the others that say it is a system designed to promote and sell AMAZON goods.
What I have an issue with is that we have ALL been AMAZONED and gotten really sloppy and imprecise in the terms we use some times.
Since I am just a BIT anal retentive (you have to love Freud sometimes) here is the definition of “search engine” from Merriam-Webster:
" Definition of search engine
: computer software used to search data (such as text or a database) for specified information also : a site on the World Wide Web that uses such software to locate key words in other sites"
And then we also have the definition of search engine from techopedia:
"Definition - What does Search Engine mean?
Search engine is a service that allows Internet users to search for content via the World Wide Web (WWW). A user enters keywords or key phrases into a search engine and receives a list of Web content results in the form of websites, images, videos or other online data.
The list of content returned via a search engine to a user is known as a search engine results page (SERP)."
HOPEFULLY there is not a single person here who will claim that the Amazon “search” box is actually delivering the above DEFINED results. …
How about if we all STOP calling it a “search” function and call a spade a spade. It is NOTHING more than a SALES ENGINE. Nothing more, nothing less.
Well, except for the frustration part which is an Amazon add-on item…
So, FORGET calling it a SEARCH FUNCTION. It IS NOT such a thing. SALES ENGINE for what Amazon wants to push to all the Amazon junkies shopping on here…