Product search

Here is a short manual on finding products and services on the internet. I found this method when I was looking for SyncML servers. A quick google on several keyword combinations did not result in the product I was looking for, but using the method described below I found what I wanted:

  1. Write down exactly what you are looking for, and why you are looking for it;
  2. Publish your writings on the internet, and make sure your page uses Google AdSense;
  3. Wait a day, and visit your page. Notice the advertisements placed by AdSense;
  4. ???
  5. Profit!

Why does AdSense give better results than a normal search? I guess the reason is that AdSense works in a reverse way. In a normal search I enter a few keywords, and the engine returns me a zillion of results. AdSense analyses the whole text, and returns only a few results. Of course I tried to paste the whole text in a normal Google search, but I found out that Google has a limit of only 10 keywords. Another reason for the better performance is that AdSense has a very limited database, containing almost exclusively commercial products and services.

Jeroen Sangers @jeroensangers