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tiredandcrazy Original Post: Jan 27 '12,  2:25 pm           
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What search engine?

Is it just me, or is the primary search window set for "scattergun?" I put in a very specific software title, and I got back over 100 pages, and not a one of them contained the very specific title I had entered. That's a whole lot of wasted time and effort that could have been avoided. If I typed in a general term, I would expect that, but how do you avoid wading through useless returns if the engine broadens each search to monstrous proportions?

     
pvreditor Posted: Jan 28 '12,  3:01 pm           
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RE: What search engine?

Quote: tiredandcrazy
Is it just me, or is the primary search window set for "scattergun?" I put in a very specific software title, and I got back over 100 pages, and not a one of them contained the very specific title I had entered. That's a whole lot of wasted time and effort that could have been avoided. If I typed in a general term, I would expect that, but how do you avoid wading through useless returns if the engine broadens each search to monstrous proportions?

Hi... welcome to Epinions!

Yeah, the search engine used by Epinions is terrible, especially if you are trying to find a product to review. Management says there will be a make-over of the search engine in a couple of months, but the focus will always be on finding "deals," not products to review.

It is usually MUCH better to use Google, Yahoo or Bing to search for review listings on Epinions. Go to which ever search engine you want and type the following string:

{name of product} site:epinions.com

For example:

autocad site:epinions.com

Make sure there are no spaces between "site," the colon and "epinions.com."

That will look for AutoCAD on Epinions, and it's usually MUCH better than the results you get from searching here on Epinions.

Hope that helps! Let us know if you have any more questions.

--Bob
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