Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Amazon Beta Test

I've been an Amazon associate for a number of years now, and they're currently beta testing a new feature which is supposed to search your page for words or phrases that it can link to. I've installed that here on the blog just to see how it might work.

If you scroll down the blog you'll see that there are certain things highlighted. They give you an option to buy titles by that author or on that subject. It only highlights a few, and sometimes the links don't make much sense, but if you don't try it, you'll never know how it works, right?

In theory, if I were to type Mesoamerican Archaeology (that's for you Spencer), it might highlight the phrase...but then again, it might not. There are several things on the blog that I would think would be highlighted, and yet they're not...go figure.

Anyway, it didn't seem to intrusive, so I thought I'd try it out.


Spencer said...

glad to see that you've been posting a bit lately. we'll see if the beta test amounts to anything. btw, if anyone clicks on the diggin' travel link on this page, they'll be sent to my old blog...just thought you might want to update it.

J Erwine said...

I need to make a lot of changes in the blog of these of these days...

Jim Shannon said...

Thanks J

Wow I'm in between some heavy hitters. Glad to see you blogging more.