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Amid all the uncertainty of the last year, there is one thing that is certain. We’ve been shopping online more than ever. And Google knows it.
On March 26, the tech giant launched the Best Things for Everything Guide, a “pop-up microsite” highlighting 1,000 of what it has deemed the top products on the internet.
The guide lets you browse eight different product categories, including tech, home, parenting, and more. Once you spot an item you’re interested in, you can click on it to see information like the product description, prices, reviews, and where it’s available IRL.
Some of the items in the guide likely won’t be a surprise to you. According to a spokesperson, Google saw search interest for products like “best exercise bikes” and “best air fryers” increase by 100 percent or more over the last year. (You guys are really doing your research before buying things online. Good for you.)
If you’re a regular Mashable reader, you know we’ve been doing this kind of research, curation, and recommendation for years, as have other publications. Google’s guide is a broader look at products on the internet: the terms people search for, where people talk about products online, and the specific product pages people visit most. Most of the products in the Best Things for Everything Guide actually include editorial reviews from some of the publications you read and trust.
If you’re looking for more in-depth buying guides or are trying to research products that aren’t included in the Best Things for Everything Guide, Mashable is always here for you. In the words of the iconic Adele: Don’t forget me, I beg.
Still, Google’s guide should be a helpful tool that allows you to research lots of products and see what everyone else has been buying for the last year. Don’t get too attached, though. It’s only available for a few weeks, though we aren’t sure of its specific end date — or whether this could be a test run for something more permanent.
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