yokoffing There is one big problem with Neeva's implementation. The sites they use to show products from are all 100% affiliate websites, meaning you are not getting 'best headphone' recommendation but merely those that sell well. No headphone, no matter how good it is, will be reviewed on cnet.com for example, if cnet.com is not able to place an affiliate link for its purchase (usually Amazon).
As such this feature is a total flop IMO from alignment of incentives perspective.
Also there is no such thing as 'best headphone' and that depends greatly on what you are after - wireless? gaming with built in microphone? audiophile?
So how do you approach this problem, when most sites reviewing products are "fake", doing it against your best interest but to maximize their own profit, and when even reviews on amazon are fake ?
Basically everything is conspired against you as a shopper and this is one of things Kagi is looking to change on the web. We do not have an answer for it yet, but Neeva's approach certainly looks like being a part of the problem that we are trying to solve.
How Kagi currently does it? The inclusion of noncommercial results in Kagi helps with this problem a bit.
Here are results for 'best laptop' on Kagi.
- We include discussions between real people
- We include noncommercial articles (no affiliate links, no bias)
- We group low value listicles together (same site sites that are put in the first place on Neeva)
Of course this does not have eye candy element, but what it offers is pure substance. We want to evolve this system further to help the shopper, a Kagi user, make the right decision.