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Amazon - Constrained Search vs. Random Results

The way to find needles in the immense haystack of is through constrained search. Amazon's search function, like most others, claims to use a logical AND operator on keywords. That is search results for "Amazon Warriors," for example, should contain both "Amazon" AND "Warriors." In fact, you will find that, all things being equal -- "Amazon" AND "Warriors" results will appear higher than "Amazon" OR "Warriors" results. You need to "drill down" through the thousands of Amazon Categories to find the results that meet your criteria. I could go on and on (there really are thousands of categories) but I think this small sample will illustrate how different your results can be for a single search term

Amazon aStores @

Now you can quickly and easily build thousands of Amazon product pages using the unlimited category nesting feature, build your own site navigation, and customize your store's look and feel with CSS.

The Whole Ed Cata-Blog

There are over 75 million pages at, and the major search engines don't index them nearly as well as you might think. My blog is your guide to the Amazon backwaters. This work is supported solely by Amazon commissions.


Browse Amazon Books: LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP)

LAMP is a mnemonic acronym fro "Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP" (sometimes Perl or Python) which refers to four open-source software packages that constitute a very popular and robust web-server platform.

Browse Amazon Books: Literature, Alphabetical Authors

Great and near-great fiction from alphabetically by author, the way it's supposed to be.

Browse Amazon Books: Biography, Alphabetical by Subject

Amazon has a number of "biography" sections as subcategories of other sections. Unfortunately, there is no single all-inclusive biography section. Let us help you find what you're looking for!

Browse Amazon Books: Classics Illustrated Comics

Classics Illustrated Comics are generally true to their source material, and are not only a good way to introduce young readers to literature, but have also been the salvation of many a book report procrastinator over the years.

Squidoo : My Lensmasters' Amazon "Top Ten" Lists

This page is most useful to Amazon associates looking for popular products for their websites. Feeds are updated hourly and feature amazon's top ten bestsellers in over 200 categories. Subscribe or include the feeds in your RSS aware pages.

Browse Amazon Books: Extensible Mark-up Language - XML

XML is a flavor of SGML used for machine-to-machine communications, such as RSS feeds. It is more structured than HTML and a bit verbose. XHTML is an XML vocabulary which is the coming web standard. XML can be transformed (XSLT) using stylesheets (XSL).

Browse Amazon Books: Javascript

Javascript is the most common, and probably the best language for creating interactive web content in the client-side browser.

Browse Amazon Books: Linux Operating System

The Linux microkernel is the basis of numerous operating systems (distributions or "distros") that run a wide variety of open source (free) software. Now more powerful and user-friendly than ever!

Browse Amazon Books: Berkeley Standard Distribution (BSD) - FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Darwin

The BSDs are better operating systems than Linux, but because there is no profit incentive for promoting them, they are virtually unknown outside technical circles.

Browse Amazon Books: Hypertext Markup Language - HTML

HTML is the basic language for creating web-pages, and the underlying technology for many more advanced web techniques.

Browse Amazon Books: Practical Extraction & Reporting Language - Perl

Perl is the most versatile and practical lnaguage for server-side scripting applications.

Feed of MSN Search's TOP 10 Catalog pages by topic

MSN Search makes results available as feeds, which makes it easy to aggregate related "topic" pages from our bookstore, regardless of their postion in Amazon's hierarchy. Makes browsing faster and searching smarter. (BETA)