eBay Searching

Ed Price

Member
Lately, searching eBay for "Amphicar" has become really difficult, because I
keep getting so many non-Amphicar results. For instance, just now I did my
normal search, and got 1,496 hits. Trouble is, almost all of these hits are
NOT Amphi related. I really think there's now Amphi market for shaved door
handles and spring-loaded "door poppers."

One vendor consistently shows up; "autopartshaus". Here's an example of one
of his auctions that results from an "Amphicar" search; a keyless entry
system for a Ford Crown Vic: 400071901340.

Of course, "Amphicar" doesn't show up in the visible text of his auctions,
but, if you view his source code, this is the offending text:

href="http://desc.shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nkw=amphicar&LH_TitleDesc=1&
_armrs=1&_dmd=1&_from=R14&_ipg=100&_sop=10#item5d2624c09c">

This shows up about 3 times in his source code, so a search by the eBay
engine thinks this auction has something to do with Amphicars.

I have emailed the vendor when this first began, and he assured me that he
was not Keyword Spamming. When I sent him a copy of his source code, he said
that the entries must be "an artifact of the eBay search engine."

I use Win XP with IE8. Question is, does anyone else have this vendor
polluting their search results?


Ed Price
El Cajon, CA USA
WB6WSN
1961 Amphicar
1987 MB 420SEL
 
How about not clicking the "in discription'' block.* If some one is selling amphi specific items it will show up just by using title only.* If you are looking for something specific such as magazines or door handles Try this Amphicar* (door handle,magazine) then click 'discriptions' Only what you want should show up.* Ebay always asks did you mean ''amp car?*''** When will they learn what an Amphicar is?* Amphigr66n.

--- On Mon, 9/7/09, Ed Price <> wrote:


From: Ed Price <>
Subject: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20551] eBay Searching
To: mstrug1959@att.net
Date: Monday, September 7, 2009, 5:37 PM







Lately, searching eBay for "Amphicar" has become really difficult, because I
keep getting so many non-Amphicar results. For instance, just now I did my
normal search, and got 1,496 hits. Trouble is, almost all of these hits are
NOT Amphi related. I really think there's now Amphi market for shaved door
handles and spring-loaded "door poppers."

One vendor consistently shows up; "autopartshaus". Here's an example of one
of his auctions that results from an "Amphicar" search; a keyless entry
system for a Ford Crown Vic: 400071901340.

Of course, "Amphicar" doesn't show up in the visible text of his auctions,
but, if you view his source code, this is the offending text:

href="http://desc.shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nk...H_TitleDesc=1&
_armrs=1&_dmd=1&_from=R14&_ipg=100&_sop=10#item5d2 624c09c">

This shows up about 3 times in his source code, so a search by the eBay
engine thinks this auction has something to do with Amphicars.

I have emailed the vendor when this first began, and he assured me that he
was not Keyword Spamming. When I sent him a copy of his source code, he said
that the entries must be "an artifact of the eBay search engine."

I use Win XP with IE8. Question is, does anyone else have this vendor
polluting their search results?


Ed Price
El Cajon, CA USA
WB6WSN
1961 Amphicar
1987 MB 420SEL
 

Ed Price

Member
Yes, that's the work-around that I have been using. I'm usually not
searching for anything specific, just anything related to Amphicars.
Searching in the title only ought to be completely adequate, but only as
long as sellers discipline themselves to creating a coherent title.

Wonder what searching on an "amp car" yields; maybe electric cars? I'll have
to try that sometime. <g>


Ed Price
El Cajon, CA USA
WB6WSN
1961 Amphicar
1987 MB 420SEL






_____

From: amphigr66n [mailto:]
Sent: Monday, September 07, 2009 4:06 PM
To: edprice@cox.net
Subject: RE: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20551] eBay Searching


How about not clicking the "in discription'' block.* If some one is selling
amphi specific items it will show up just by using title only.* If you are
looking for something specific such as magazines or door handles Try this
Amphicar* (door handle,magazine) then click 'discriptions' Only what you
want should show up.* Ebay always asks did you mean ''amp car?*''** When
will they learn what an Amphicar is?* Amphigr66n.

--- On Mon, 9/7/09, Ed Price <> wrote:


From: Ed Price <>
Subject: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20551] eBay Searching
To: mstrug1959@att.net
Date: Monday, September 7, 2009, 5:37 PM







Lately, searching eBay for "Amphicar" has become really difficult, because I
keep getting so many non-Amphicar results. For instance, just now I did my
normal search, and got 1,496 hits. Trouble is, almost all of these hits are
NOT Amphi related. I really think there's now Amphi market for shaved door
handles and spring-loaded "door poppers."

One vendor consistently shows up; "autopartshaus". Here's an example of one
of his auctions that results from an "Amphicar" search; a keyless entry
system for a Ford Crown Vic: 400071901340.

Of course, "Amphicar" doesn't show up in the visible text of his auctions,
but, if you view his source code, this is the offending text:

href="http://desc.shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nk...H_TitleDesc=1
<http://desc.shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nk...H_TitleDesc=1&> &
_armrs=1&_dmd=1&_from=R14&_ipg=100&_sop=10#item5d2 624c09c">

This shows up about 3 times in his source code, so a search by the eBay
engine thinks this auction has something to do with Amphicars.

I have emailed the vendor when this first began, and he assured me that he
was not Keyword Spamming. When I sent him a copy of his source code, he said
that the entries must be "an artifact of the eBay search engine."

I use Win XP with IE8. Question is, does anyone else have this vendor
polluting their search results?


Ed Price
El Cajon, CA USA
WB6WSN
1961 Amphicar
1987 MB 420SEL
 
Radio stuff. To delete junk not wanted put: -poppers and it will exclude any ad with poppers in it! Amphigr66n

--- On Mon, 9/7/09, Ed Price <> wrote:


> From: Ed Price <>
> Subject: RE: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20551] eBay Searching
> To: mstrug1959@att.net
> Date: Monday, September 7, 2009, 6:46 PM
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Yes, that's the work-around that I
> have been using. I'm usually not
>
> searching for anything specific, just anything related to
> Amphicars.
>
> Searching in the title only ought to be completely
> adequate, but only as
>
> long as sellers discipline themselves to creating a
> coherent title.
>
>
>
> Wonder what searching on an "amp car" yields;
> maybe electric cars? I'll have
>
> to try that sometime.
>
>
>
>
>
> Ed Price
>
> El Cajon, CA USA
>
> WB6WSN
>
> 1961 Amphicar
>
> 1987 MB 420SEL
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> _____
>
>
>
> From: amphigr66n [mailto:]
>
> Sent: Monday, September 07, 2009 4:06 PM
>
> To: edprice@cox.net
>
> Subject: RE: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20551] eBay
> Searching
>
>
>
>
>
> How about not clicking the "in discription''
> block.* If some one is selling
>
> amphi specific items it will show up just by using title
> only.* If you are
>
> looking for something specific such as magazines or door
> handles Try this
>
> Amphicar* (door handle,magazine) then click
> 'discriptions' Only what you
>
> want should show up.* Ebay always asks did you mean
> ''amp car?*''** When
>
> will they learn what an Amphicar is?* Amphigr66n.
>
>
>
> --- On Mon, 9/7/09, Ed Price <> wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
> From: Ed Price <>
>
> Subject: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20551] eBay
> Searching
>
> To: mstrug1959@att.net
>
> Date: Monday, September 7, 2009, 5:37 PM
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Lately, searching eBay for "Amphicar" has become
> really difficult, because I
>
> keep getting so many non-Amphicar results. For instance,
> just now I did my
>
> normal search, and got 1,496 hits. Trouble is, almost all
> of these hits are
>
> NOT Amphi related. I really think there's now Amphi
> market for shaved door
>
> handles and spring-loaded "door poppers."
>
>
>
> One vendor consistently shows up;
> "autopartshaus". Here's an example of one
>
> of his auctions that results from an "Amphicar"
> search; a keyless entry
>
> system for a Ford Crown Vic: 400071901340.
>
>
>
> Of course, "Amphicar" doesn't show up in the
> visible text of his auctions,
>
> but, if you view his source code, this is the offending
> text:
>
>
>
> href="http://desc.shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nk...H_TitleDesc=1
>
> <http://desc.shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nk...H_TitleDesc=1&>
> &
>
> _armrs=1&_dmd=1&_from=R14&_ipg=100&_sop=10#item5d2
> 624c09c">
>
>
>
> This shows up about 3 times in his source code, so a search
> by the eBay
>
> engine thinks this auction has something to do with
> Amphicars.
>
>
>
> I have emailed the vendor when this first began, and he
> assured me that he
>
> was not Keyword Spamming. When I sent him a copy of his
> source code, he said
>
> that the entries must be "an artifact of the eBay
> search engine."
>
>
>
> I use Win XP with IE8. Question is, does anyone else have
> this vendor
>
> polluting their search results?
>
>
>
>
>
> Ed Price
>
> El Cajon, CA USA
>
> WB6WSN
>
> 1961 Amphicar
>
> 1987 MB 420SEL
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
 

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