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Anyone know how to force Google, Amazon, et al to search for my exact search term?

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  • #16
    When I did my suggestion in Google this is what I got.

    Screenshot 2020-10-07 165513.png
    "Obama is not a brown-skinned, anti-war socialist who gives away free healthcare. You are thinking of Jesus." Episcopal Bishop of Arizona

    I remember WinAce. Gone but not forgotten.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by QuantaFille View Post

      Weird. When I use that, I get several results for people selling it, but they're international. I still see the one seller in the US, but their actual website this time instead of their Etsy shop (Making Cosmetics). There is one that is probably the manufacturer, but in my experience when you purchase a "sample" direct from the manufacturer instead of a reseller, you're talking about a drum, not a little baggie.

      But most of the results are still just web pages about the ingredient, instead of sites that sell it. Are there really so few sources of this stuff?

      Regarding Amazon, I have tried using Google to search there, but the way I shop I like to sort results based on price and average customer review, and you can't do that if you use Google to search Amazon.
      I'm guessing it's not a consumer product, at least in the US.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by kiwimac View Post
        When I did my suggestion in Google this is what I got.

        Screenshot 2020-10-07 165513.png
        Is that in the shopping tab?
        Curiosity never hurt anyone. It was stupidity that killed the cat.

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        • #19
          Nope, it is in the search results tab below the ads.
          "Obama is not a brown-skinned, anti-war socialist who gives away free healthcare. You are thinking of Jesus." Episcopal Bishop of Arizona

          I remember WinAce. Gone but not forgotten.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by kiwimac View Post
            I remember WinAce. Gone but not forgotten.
            Thank you.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Stoic View Post

              I'm guessing it's not a consumer product, at least in the US.
              Some ingredients are hard to find, and other similar ingredients are all over Amazon, eBay, and Etsy. It's maddening.

              So, so far what I have learned from this thread, is that if I do multiple searches, with and without quotes, and word things slightly differently each time, I can come up with a more comprehensive list of search results. Because some useful results come up with one search, and not another. And in some of them I have to wade through tons of results for things I did not search for, and in other searches I get almost no results at all.

              I've done a Google shopping search for cetrimonium chloride, and got almost nothing. When I switch to a regular search, I get a few more results for sites selling it, but mixed in with results that are just pages with information about the stuff instead of selling it. When I look for the same thing on Amazon, I get every listing with the word "chloride" in it. When I put it in quotes, bizarrely I get a lot of results for laptops and computer monitors, along with the results for everything with the word "chloride".
              Curiosity never hurt anyone. It was stupidity that killed the cat.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Juvenal View Post

                Thank you.
                He was a friend. I miss his sense of humour.
                "Obama is not a brown-skinned, anti-war socialist who gives away free healthcare. You are thinking of Jesus." Episcopal Bishop of Arizona

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