Great? They are even better than that. They special ordered a coupleof
items for me that most people don't even know exist. I'm talking about
accessories for the Biesemeyer fence, such as the bracket that goes under
the tableboard to hold the fence when you want to remove it. I never see
that listed on a web page, but Coastal ordered them for me and shipped at
Amazon has nothing to do with their affiliates getiing ranked high on
search engines. The affiliates only get paid if someone buys something,
so they all do everything they can to get listed higher on search engines.
I hate it when I'm trying to find any vendor besides Amazon that sells an
item. I haven't bought from Amazon in several years, but I would never
buy through any of those affiliates.
Wonder if the affiliates have thought of the fact that if your going to end
up at Amazon when you order anyway, pretty soon you'll start going directly
to Amazon in the first place. I know I would.
Tools On Sale is actually Seven Corners Ace Hardware in St. Paul, MN.
Amazon bought the mail order and web portions of a company called Tool
Crib. Tool Crib has been totally integrated into Amazon, except they
still send a catalog every few weeks.
If you believe the folks at Google, they do not take any money for the
regular search results. You can't pay for a higher position in the search
They do sell paid ads that are clearly listed as sponsored links on each
search result page.
On Wed, 04 Feb 2004 00:50:28 GMT, B a r r y B u r k e J r .
Although I'm sure there is some commerce involved with the search
engines (otherwise explain the business model that assures their
existance), in the years I've had a website (particularly the Norm's
Tools part), I have never registered, much less paid, for any of the
search engines. Yet if you do a search for "norm's tools" or
"woodbutcher" or several other phrases associated with my site, you
will find lots of links to it.
Master Woodbutcher and seasoned termite
Shamelessly whoring my website since 1999
Depends on the search engine.
Some flat out sell "relevancy", pay more, get listed first. Yahoo
comes to mind here.
Others, like Google, sell advertising space shown alongside the
spidered listings. Ads are displayed as they are relevant to the
search results. Google also sells solutions, the search engine draws
possible customers to the site in the first place.
"sort of" relevant you mean. I _think_ the way Google works is you
(the buyer) select some search terms, and if they use _any_ of the
terms on your list, your ad is a candidate to show up as a sponsored
link. The cost is based on the number of times you want your link to
I, _all_too_regularly_, see 'sponsored links' that are utterly unrelated
to what I'm really looking for. But there's a 'context match' if you take
_one_ of the words I used in the search, in isolation. e.g., i do a search
on "stained glass window", and get sponsored links for stain removers and
Addresses *ONLY* how google ranks the general listings.
*NOT* how they decide which _sponsored_links_ to display.
The "technology" used for the two selection processes is
<http://www.google.com/ads/ shows that 'sponsored link' placement
is based the appearance of a purchased "keyword" in a search query.
Glad to help...
TFO doesn't list everything they sell on the web site so they very well
might have the Tradesman clamps. Off hand I don't recall what clamps they
have in the store... I haven't looked a clamps in a while...
50 Clamps? _CALL_ a smaller place like Coastal or Tools-Plus. They
may give you an even better price, drop shipped direct from Bessey or
The smaller guys may be willing to negotiate, especially if they don't
even have to touch them.
I've free-shipped about everything I've bought from ToolCrib (Amazon) and
have had stuff delivered the day after the order. The longest I've waited
is 5 business days!
Free shipping, for me at least, has been wonderful!
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