February 14, 2005
Froogle—Not ready for Prime Time

Google's shopping search engine is a neat idea, but it still has a few bugs to work out. Check out the sixth result on this page (number 26 overall) for someone searching for Mcclintock tobacco. Froogle found the first word in this post, and the second word in this post, from a few days earlier. It also found "$1.00/pack" in that second post, which it assigned as the cost for the product, which is rather cheap for premium tobacco. Apparently the shopper thought so, since he followed the link to my site. I don't have any ads at all on my site; I don't think a small weblog is an appropriate sales venue. I'm a little surprised that I showed up as a result for a shopping search engine.

posted on February 14, 2005 08:37 PM


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