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Tweaking Amazon's URL to get the best bargins!


Based on this article that describes how to find Amazon basement bargains at 75-99% off!, the following summary shows you how to find such bargins by manipulating the URL in a much easier way using URLParser.com


Step 1: Find the Amazon department where you want to find bargins.

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The text of the full URL for the "Laptop Computers & Netbooks" department (shown above) is:



Step 2: Find the node id associated with your Amazon department

Parsing a URL through this website means breaking it into meaningful pieces that you can edit and tweak. For example, parsing the URL above shows you the breakdown below. (In this example it's 565108).

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It turns out that there is a trick that allows you quickly find the bargins in a given category by using the following URL template:



Step 3: Parse the template URL above using URLParser.com. Click here to see the result of parsing the URL above. You'll see the following result:

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Step 4: Enter your Amazon department node id as the value for the key "node". In this example, the value (as shown in step 1 above) is 565108

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As you modify any of the fields of the parsed URL, the correponding result URL is adjusted automatically as shown below.

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The result URL is clickable. In this case it will take you to Amazon's "Computers & Accessories > Laptops > 75% to 99% off" page.


Through URLParser.com it's easy to parse and edit any URL, especially with either the Bookmarklet or Firefox Add-On.


Reference: How To SEO:: Deciphering URL:: Amazon Bargains.


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This website allows you to easily tap into the power of manipulating a URL without having to be a programmer! Even for a seasoned developer who knows how to work with a URL using various resources (For example, In PHP: parse_url, urldecode, and urlencode. In Javascipt: decodeURI. In Java: URLDecoder), this website allows one to easily parse, decode, and edit the information contained in a URL.
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