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August 21, 2006 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITI’s Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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Amazon.com Enables Search Suggestions

Amazon.com has announced Search Suggestions, a new feature designed to enable customers, sellers, authors, and others to help customers find what they're looking for. Search Suggestions are user-submitted recommendations for connecting a product to specific keywords, as well as an explanation of why the connection is relevant. Once a Search Suggestion is approved, the product along with its relevancy explanation appears in search results the next time a customer searches using those keywords. Anyone can submit a Search Suggestion directly from the detail page for a product and there is no charge.

For example, because of a recent Search Suggestion from an Amazon.com customer, the Shakespeare play Macbeth now appears when customers search for "the Scottish play." The customer's explanation is shown next to a link to the book: "theater superstition dictates that ‘Macbeth' is referred to as ‘the Scottish play.'"

Businesses that list products on Amazon.com are encouraged to use Search Suggestions to help customers find their products in new ways. Search Suggestions have been launched in most Amazon.com categories, including Apparel, Automotive, Baby, Beauty, Books, Computers, Electronics, Home & Garden, Health & Personal Care, Jewelry, Loose Diamonds, Music, Musical Instruments, Office Products, Photo, Software, Sports & Outdoors, Toys, Video Games and Watches.

Source: Amazon.com



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