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looking for a more powerful Amazon search tool

Is there a way to search Amazon by price and actually get results within that range? I recently found a pretty sweet deal on a nice nail polish when I needed a filler item and was looking through the offers on Amazon Filler Finder, but I'd like to search for more items within a tight range like that. Unfortunately, when you tell Amazon to return, say, items under $5 it still returns results up to $8, and when you're looking for really cheap stuff-- like under $2-- it's even worse, returning pretty much the same results you got for the $5 search. [more inside]
posted by NoraReed on Feb 24, 2014 - 4 answers

How do I get the old Google search results back?

So, it would appear that Google have changed their search algorithms. Using search queries that would have previously returned hundreds of results I am getting a handful of results which are mostly irrelevant / gibberish. Any ideas how I can go back to the "old" Google? Thanks!
posted by FuckingAwesome on Mar 1, 2012 - 14 answers

Don't Be Evil, but do be annoying

Where did Google's advanced search feature disappear to this time, and why do they keep moving it around? Is there any way I can edit my settings so that it's always in a nice visible place? [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Feb 27, 2012 - 5 answers

Is this a real Google thing?

Is this a real Google-thing or some kind of malware scam? Google search suddenly isn't working for me, sometimes. [more inside]
posted by Corvid on Sep 24, 2011 - 28 answers

What else besides Google Commerce?

On-site search for e-commerce: What's out there besides Google Commerce? [more inside]
posted by like_neon on Aug 8, 2011 - 6 answers

What to use besides Google?

What's a good alternative to Google? Their new algorithm (Caffeine) stresses fresh content and that's not what I always want. [more inside]
posted by qsysopr on Jul 12, 2010 - 11 answers

Advanced text searching (preferably for Mac)?

Are there any products (preferably that work on OS X, but I'm flexible) that provide really intelligent text searching capabilities? For example, if there's a document that has the word "disociated", I'm looking for software which, if I search for "dissociation", will be able to recognize "disociated" as a misspelled variant of "dissociation", or better yet, of synonyms of "dissociation". Neither Spotlight nor products like Zotero or Devonthink do this. Anything like that out there?
posted by shivohum on Jan 11, 2010 - 7 answers

How to Get Rid of Other Search Engine Links on Google Pages

How do I get Google to stop putting the "Try your search on *other search engine links*" bar at the top of all of my search result pages? [more inside]
posted by decathecting on Jan 20, 2009 - 4 answers

How to search for anything when all else has failed?

How to search for anything (or find the answer to anything) on the internet when all else has failed? [more inside]
posted by schindyguy on Oct 21, 2008 - 20 answers

How to make simple metasearch engine?

I want to create a simple page that will query search engines of my choice (i.e. in the form www.z.com/?q=blah) and just concatenate the first page of results into one page. Is there any super-easy way to do this? It would be great if it looked pretty and/or was mobile-phone-friendly, too, but this is not necessary. Thanks.
posted by shivohum on Jul 18, 2008 - 5 answers

How can I get automate my daily news searches?

How can I automate the news searches that I'm performing on the same subjects day after day after day? [more inside]
posted by abkadefgee on Apr 28, 2008 - 9 answers

Fastest way to create search engine for discussion web site?

What's the simplest, easiest, fastest way to create a search engine for a discussion website (in particular, this one) which is NOT RUN by that website, but on another computer, and which recognizes as searchable/sortable fields: 1) the "board" the post is in, 2) the titles as well as the bodies of posts, and 3) the dates the posts were made? Oh, and it should update with new posts every few hours, say.
posted by shivohum on Jun 17, 2007 - 4 answers

Help me find a book finder...

Book search with price comparison. [more inside]
posted by vincentm on Apr 16, 2007 - 10 answers

Google, was verfolgst du mich?

My website/blog has all but disappeared from Google. What happened, and what can I do to fix it? [more inside]
posted by mendel on Mar 30, 2007 - 10 answers

Great Online Media Search Interfaces

What are some examples of newspaper, magazine, or content archive sites that you think have really good search interfaces? [more inside]
posted by pessoa on Aug 27, 2006 - 2 answers

Searching within search results at Google

Is there a way to Google a Google? That is to say, is there a way to find where in a particular set of search results a particular result lies? [more inside]
posted by o2b on Aug 6, 2004 - 5 answers

Google Alternatives

Lately, Google has been down a lot (or at least inaccessible from where I am). Does anyone know why this is? Also, what's the best search engine to use when you can't use Google?
posted by grumblebee on May 30, 2004 - 9 answers

Weird Google Search Results

Every once in a while, when I search Google, I end up with some weird search results. All ads. It doesn't happen all the time and I don't know if it's Google stooping to a new low, or if it's me and some kind of adware. Note that I also get a pop-up window with this page that has a couple other ad links. [more inside]
posted by MrAnonymous on May 20, 2004 - 16 answers

What is the "upstart, Linux-like cooperative" search engine mentioned in this Reuters about Google?

What is the "upstart, Linux-like cooperative" search engine mentioned in this Reuters about Google?
posted by tranquileye on Mar 23, 2004 - 2 answers

Recommendations for a good music lyrics search engine?

Recommendations for a good music lyrics search engine? [more inside]
posted by jca on Jan 14, 2004 - 11 answers

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