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Incognito mode

Switch Blayde

Did you know Chrome has an incognito mode? It ignores stuff tracked on you, like cookies. So if you want to see the results of people searching on keywords for a book without your personal biases getting in the way, you can use it.

awnlee jawking

@Switch Blayde

I recently read an article recommending that when buying products over the internet, you should check the price in both normal mode (in case you're the lucky recipient of a special offer) and incognito mode (some sites will charge you up to double if they detect you're an Apple customer because they know you'll happily overpay.)

AJ

Replies:   Vlad_Inhaler
Geek of Ages

@Switch Blayde

Did you know Chrome has an incognito mode?


Every major browser has had this feature for years.

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Vlad_Inhaler

@awnlee jawking

If you are getting on a bit - as most of us are here - try the variations of with and without senior discount.
Someone noticed a year or so back that booking Eurostar with a senior discount just meant that you were not offered their special deals. They have apparently fixed that now.

Switch Blayde

@Geek of Ages

Every major browser has had this feature for years.


Is that what "new private window" is in Safari?

Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)

@Switch Blayde

Is that what "new private window" is in Safari?


Yes.

Incognito/private mode is basically like starting with a fresh install of a browser where there are no cookie or history yet.

Chrome's incognito mode hides your data from the site you're visiting, but you're still tracked by Google.

Switch Blayde

@Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)

Chrome's incognito mode hides your data from the site you're visiting, but you're still tracked by Google.


What a surprise.

Crumbly Writer

@Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)

Chrome's incognito mode hides your data from the site you're visiting, but you're still tracked by Google.

With their drones and newer satellite technology (balloons, anyone?), they no longer need you to use their products to track you. ::(

Except, now with Trump's team proposing a brand new 5G network, they're going to finally have spying competition from the federal government. "1984", we are SO far beyond you now, the world you first described is no longer even recognizable.

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Switch Blayde

@Crumbly Writer

With their drones and newer satellite technology (balloons, anyone?), they no longer need you to use their products to track you. ::(


It wasn't about tracking. I read an article on selecting KDP keywords. The guy had some tips, but they needed to work off a "clean sheet of paper."

Let's say you go to the Amazon site and select the books category. And let's say you search on "a romance story with hot sex." Amazon not only uses those words, but also your history to provide recommendations. If you want to see how those words work for others, you don't want your history biasing it.

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