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#271980 4-Jun-2020 10:40
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It seems whenever a search for a product using Google both Fishpond and Mighty Ape feature highly in the search results but they often have no stock. It seems they just list every product under the sun but maintain no stock. Rant over.





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  #2498658 5-Jun-2020 07:56
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Seems to be a model that a few online retailers use; most likely just to get people on to the site via search results. 


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  #2498930 5-Jun-2020 12:47
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Agree this is annoying. I have not noticed other retailers anywhere doing it to this extent.

I say beware Mighty Ape and Fishpond - one day Google may downrank you for this and it will be a long climb back.

 
 
 
 


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  #2518094 6-Jul-2020 16:15
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Yeah, I auto-block Fishpond for this, it's just a vast mass of stuff scraped off every site they can access and all tagged as "out of stock".

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  #2518164 6-Jul-2020 18:52
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neb: Yeah, I auto-block Fishpond for this, it's just a vast mass of stuff scraped off every site they can access and all tagged as "out of stock".

 

 

 

how do you autoblock them? I get them coming up more often than I would like with out of stock items as well


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  #2518171 6-Jul-2020 18:58
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dt:

how do you autoblock them? I get them coming up more often than I would like with out of stock items as well

 

 

There's some trick in Firefox that you can use to remove things from Google search results, which I first used for Pinterest, the toxic polluter of all image search results. Unfortunately I can't remember exactly what it was, you need to modify a .js file. I think you can also get plugins that do it, but it may have been for Firefox Classic, not the current Chrome clone.

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  #2518174 6-Jul-2020 19:07
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thanks for the reply, i'll do some googling as I can see it being helpful, pintrest would be another good one now you mention it 


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  #2518204 6-Jul-2020 20:44
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neb: Firefox Classic, not the current Chrome clone.

I'm not sure what you could mean by this. Firefox is the only major independent browser. Firefox is not built on Chromium at all.

 
 
 
 


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  #2518284 7-Jul-2020 08:13
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gzt:
I'm not sure what you could mean by this. Firefox is the only major independent browser. Firefox is not built on Chromium at all.

 

Ya know, that firefox with the big blue 'e'?

 

Yep, the amount of times I have gotten excited thinking MightyApe had something that otherwise wasn't available in NZ... Fishpond on the other hand I had always been wary of.


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  #2518306 7-Jul-2020 08:49
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ShinyChrome:

 

Yep, the amount of times I have gotten excited thinking MightyApe had something that otherwise wasn't available in NZ... Fishpond on the other hand I had always been wary of.

 

 

 

 

You know its a real sign of desperation when you end up clicking on a Fishpond link 😂


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  #2518464 7-Jul-2020 12:52
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neb: Firefox Classic, not the current Chrome clone.

I'm not sure what you could mean by this. Firefox is the only major independent browser. Firefox is not built on Chromium at all.

 

 

Never said it was, I said it was a copy of Chrome. Specifically, a second-rate copy of Chrome, after Firefox 56 they redid it to mostly just copy whatever Chrome was doing, broke all their extensions (a major reason for using Firefox in the first place), and really just made it a choice between Chrome and Chromefox. Given that genuine Chrome is far more stable than Chromefox, and there's no differentiation through extensions any more because Chromefox has copied the Chrome API for them (as well as copying most other new stuff Chrome does), the only real reason to keep using Firefox apart from inertia is that there's slightly less Google spyware built in.

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  #2518792 7-Jul-2020 22:12
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neb: Never said it was, I said it was a copy of Chrome. Specifically, a second-rate copy of Chrome, after Firefox 56 they redid it to mostly just copy whatever Chrome was doing, broke all their extensions (a major reason for using Firefox in the first place), and really just made it a choice between Chrome and Chromefox. Given that genuine Chrome is far more stable than Chromefox, and there's no differentiation through extensions any more because Chromefox has copied the Chrome API for them (as well as copying most other new stuff Chrome does), the only real reason to keep using Firefox apart from inertia is that there's slightly less Google spyware built in.

It may appear that way but it is not. It looks that way because Firefox lost the lead in speed and functionality years ago and are working hard to get it back after some slow years. It's competitive again now. Many of Firefox's old leading features are standard everywhere now. It's not one sided.

There is a new standard in progress for extensions API and Firefox is following that. Safari will add the same standard in Safari 14. This is smart, because it's better and more secure anyway. Chrome has been the leader on extensions simple as that. It's API, not a copy.

Mighty Ape and Fishpond need to rethink advertising strategy entirely. The only time I get search results for them is when it's out of stock. I have never made a purchase.

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