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Liberal Veteran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-30-04 04:23 PM
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Is it just me, or is Google really starting to suck?
Google used to be the shit, but lately it seems like about anything you type into google brings you 18 pages of CRAP and people selling CRAP instead of real information.
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  - I've noticed the same thing. They are taking us for granted while  kostya   Dec-30-04 04:25 PM   #1 
  - Google has sucked for a while. Needs competition. It's like MS.  autorank   Dec-30-04 04:25 PM   #2 
  - I've noticed that, too  ixion   Dec-30-04 04:26 PM   #3 
  - You can still have fun with Google  in search of sanity   Dec-30-04 04:27 PM   #4 
  - A little Google trick..  Willy Wonka   Dec-30-04 04:27 PM   #5 
  - I've been pretty dissapointed in Google news lately too  progressoid   Dec-30-04 04:28 PM   #6 
  - try Vivisimo  yvr girl   Dec-30-04 05:08 PM   #14 
     - I use vivisimo too  kittycat1164   Dec-30-04 05:13 PM   #17 
     - Thanks, I'll give it a whirl  progressoid   Dec-31-04 07:53 AM   #18 
  - Altavisa!  Neoma   Dec-30-04 04:29 PM   #7 
  - Not so much Googles fault..  KDLarsen   Dec-30-04 04:34 PM   #8 
  - Too much unorganized data or too many people make all systems start to  DS1   Dec-30-04 04:39 PM   #9 
  - It's tough to defend against manipulation of search engines by folks.  w4rma   Dec-30-04 04:41 PM   #10 
  - I believe I read that the Goggle owners are fundies.  MasonJar   Dec-30-04 04:43 PM   #11 
  - Is there a link to that information?  Bridget Burke   Dec-31-04 07:56 AM   #19 
  - yeah I need another search engine  amazona   Dec-30-04 04:49 PM   #12 
  - I don't know I use Yahoo! nt  miss_kitty   Dec-30-04 04:58 PM   #13 
  - I've noticed it too  Skittles   Dec-30-04 05:10 PM   #15 
  - I haven't noticed any increased suckitude  redqueen   Dec-30-04 05:11 PM   #16 
  - Blog Clog!  davis_islander   Dec-31-04 09:16 AM   #20 
  - It ain't just you.  WritersBlock   Dec-31-04 09:48 AM   #21 
 
kostya Donating Member (769 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-30-04 04:25 PM
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1. I've noticed the same thing. They are taking us for granted while
they develop new markets. I hear they have a great new search engine for academicians that searchs on published research, though. _ K
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autorank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-30-04 04:25 PM
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2. Google has sucked for a while. Needs competition. It's like MS.
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ixion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-30-04 04:26 PM
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3. I've noticed that, too
You have to dig through more garbage to find the gem you're looking for.

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Sanity Claws Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-30-04 04:27 PM
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4. You can still have fun with Google
Enter "worst president ever" and see what comes up.

As for all the commercial sites when you want info, it's a pain, but I usually skip over them and look for "org" or "edu" sites among the google hits to find something informative.
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Willy Wonka Donating Member (283 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-30-04 04:27 PM
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5. A little Google trick..
If you are looking for something specific, you might want to put in quotations like this:

"Debt Consolidation" commerical (narrows it down to the stuff you want)

or "network card" detection

etc.

Nifty stuff.

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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-30-04 04:28 PM
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6. I've been pretty dissapointed in Google news lately too
I suppose it's because of their ranking system.
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yvr girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-30-04 05:08 PM
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14. try Vivisimo
It's a clustering search engine.

It's not all googles fault. The world wide web is growing everyday, more sites = more crap.
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kittycat1164 Donating Member (616 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-30-04 05:13 PM
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17. I use vivisimo too
have for at least a year. I liked it better before clusty, though. Guess they had to get cute. :eyes:
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-31-04 07:53 AM
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18. Thanks, I'll give it a whirl
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Neoma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-30-04 04:29 PM
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7. Altavisa!
www.Altavisa.com

the best!
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KDLarsen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-30-04 04:34 PM
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8. Not so much Googles fault..
.. but the Website developers who are using trick that exploit the way google works. Even DU have been doing it with the "Worst President Ever" google-bombing.
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-30-04 04:39 PM
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9. Too much unorganized data or too many people make all systems start to
suck. ;-)

OMG
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w4rma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-30-04 04:41 PM
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10. It's tough to defend against manipulation of search engines by folks.
Edited on Thu Dec-30-04 04:43 PM by w4rma
Particularly folks who are trying to sell you something.

Just like a democracy requires constant vigilance, so do search engines. The folks at Google are letting down their guard.
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MasonJar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-30-04 04:43 PM
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11. I believe I read that the Goggle owners are fundies.
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Bridget Burke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-31-04 07:56 AM
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19. Is there a link to that information?
"I believe I read" is a bit vague.....
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amazona Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-30-04 04:49 PM
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12. yeah I need another search engine
I couldn't even find a roasting chicken recipe today by searching google. What the hey?
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miss_kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-30-04 04:58 PM
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13. I don't know I use Yahoo! nt
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-30-04 05:10 PM
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15. I've noticed it too
have had to use Yahoo a few times
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-30-04 05:11 PM
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16. I haven't noticed any increased suckitude
but I really don't pay that much attention... :shrug:
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davis_islander Donating Member (71 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-31-04 09:16 AM
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20. Blog Clog!
They need to segregate the blogs into a separate area of Google. Every time I'm researching something, I have to wade through dozens of these vanity sites to get to a real resource.
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WritersBlock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-31-04 09:48 AM
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21. It ain't just you.
I was looking for something earlier today, and almost the entire first page of results consisted of those commercial search engine sites. I HATE those things.
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