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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:02 PM
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Is it just me or is Google annoying?
The way that they are continuously embedding ads into their results, is starting to get out of control...

Check this out:

<<SEARCH>>
Did a search on John Kerry
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=john+kerry

Results:

Top 6 results

JohnKerry.com - Official Web Site... Paid for by Friends of John Kerry, Inc. Privacy Policy.
www.johnkerry.com / - 11k - Jan 26, 2005 - Cached - Similar pages


Hot Political GearBuy Kerry, Bush, and other 2004 election t-shirts, bumper stickers, mugs, and more!
www.cafepress.com / - 45k


John Kerry for President - Join Our Campaign... Paid for and authorized by Kerry-Edwards 2004, Inc.
www.johnkerry.com/front/splash.html - 8k - Cached - Similar pages
< More results from www.johnkerry.com >


Kerry T-ShirtsShow your support for John Kerry with a t-shirt, bumper sticker, or hat!
www.cafeshops.com / - 20k


Welcome to Massachusetts Senator John F. Kerry's Online Office... John F. Kerry's representing Massachusetts. Welcome To Senator John Kerry's Online office and a map of the State of Massachusetts. ...
kerry.senate.gov/ - 3k - Jan 26, 2005 - Cached - Similar pages


Free iPodGet your Free iPod today! Simply agree to provide product feeback on the iPod after use. US residents only. Limited time offer.
www.amazingly-free.com / - 7k

<</SEARCH>>

3/6 results have nothing to do with the search...WTF?

Just wanted to vent my frustrations.

:eyes:
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Rowdyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:03 PM
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1. Its almost unusable
I wonder if Northern Lights is still around? Think I'll go find out...
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MadAsHellNewYorker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:04 PM
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2. Ive started to notice
that the top 3 choices for searches are ADVERTISERS!

IT IS FUCKING ANNOYING
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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:05 PM
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3. It's bullshit!
Come on, their stock is at around $200/share, they got millions of dollars, I think they can can't back a little on this ad campaign?
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kick-ass-bob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:07 PM
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4. I don't get that: These are my top ones:
JohnKerry.com - Official Web Site
... Paid for by Friends of John Kerry, Inc. Privacy Policy.
www.johnkerry.com / - 11k - Jan 26, 2005 - Cached - Similar pages

John Kerry for President - Join Our Campaign
... Paid for and authorized by Kerry-Edwards 2004, Inc.
www.johnkerry.com/front/splash.html - 8k - Cached - Similar pages
< More results from www.johnkerry.com >

Welcome to Massachusetts Senator John F. Kerry's Online Office
... John F. Kerry's representing Massachusetts. Welcome To Senator John Kerry's Online office and a map of the State of Massachusetts. ...
kerry.senate.gov/ - 3k - Jan 26, 2005 - Cached - Similar pages

GO P.com :: Republican National Committee
Get the inside scoop straight from the source e-mailed right to you! Thursday, January 13, 2005. ...
www.georgewbush.com / - 63k - Cached - Similar pages

JohnKerryIsADoucheBagButImVotingForHimAnyway.com
A collection of crude and informal essays on why it is important to vote for John Kerry in 2004.
www.johnkerryisadouchebagbutimvotingforhimanyway.com / - 1k - Cached - Similar pages

John Kerry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
John Kerry. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. John Kerry. John Kerry. Date of Birth ...
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Kerry - 101k - Jan 26, 2005 - Cached - Similar pages
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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:12 PM
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7. Holy Shit! I might have spyware!
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 02:12 PM by sabra
I only noticed this a few weeks back, I thought Google changed something, but did notice that searches took a little longer. I thought it was weird, but didn't think about it too much...

Based on your responses, I think I got hijacked, and it's embedding ads into my google results.

Now I have to figure out how to fix this.

Thanks.
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kick-ass-bob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:14 PM
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11. Is there free spyware stuff out there?
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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:27 PM
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17. I just ran Lavasoft Adaware, and fixed the problem...
Thanks for your help guys.... So google isn't as annoying as I initially thought :-)
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MadAsHellNewYorker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:29 PM
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19. Hey, can you give me a link that program Sabra?
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 03:29 PM by MadAsHellNewYorker
that is if its a free download somewhere

thanks in advance!
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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:34 PM
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21. Here you go
http://www.download.com/Ad-Aware-SE-Personal-Edition/30...

BTW, it fixed the problem I was describing, but obviously didn't clear out the ads that Google does intend to be there :-)
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MadAsHellNewYorker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:39 PM
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22. thats so much! n/t
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mrbassman03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:32 PM
Response to Reply #7
20. *cough* Get a Mac! *cough*
No spyware, viruses, computer crashing, etc... Much more for the money too!
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bobbobbins Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:13 PM
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10. thats what i get too, you must have spyware sir
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bobbobbins Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:08 PM
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5. when i did a search for john kerry, i got all relevant items
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Vinnie From Indy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:10 PM
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6. Did you know that Google May be CENSORING or Manipulating
news search results. They are currently licensed to operate in China only if they remove all negative stories regarding the Beijing Govt. from their news search results. If they do it there, they could be doing it here as well.
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msgadget Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:12 PM
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8. It's not the ads that get me but that conservative sites
seem to be first among the results whenever I do a search. And, I'm NOT paranoid about such things. Maybe it's the information I search for...?
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:13 PM
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9. It's just you Google is great
Next question
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Vinnie From Indy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:21 PM
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12. That has been said about DDT, Aleve, Smoking Cigarettes,picric acid
and a host of other things that have turned out to be not so "great".
I hope you'll excuse me if I call your exhaustive endorsement of Google less than compelling.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:29 PM
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16. The hard work showed huh?
:bounce:
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jswordy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:22 PM
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13. No, it's you!
Just kiddin'!

:pals:
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Lavender Brown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:26 PM
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14. Google image search can be scary sometimes
You end up finding things you didn't want to see. :(
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miss_kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:28 PM
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15. I use mostly Yahoo
google is a backup for me-and rarely used. Has a lot to do to do with ads for porn that came up when I was researching my cancer. Bad parameters.
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jswordy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:28 PM
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18. Too conservative
Yahoo! has a conservative slant to the news searches.
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miss_kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:44 PM
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23. Oh For NEWS
Yeah. but what large corporately owned entity doesn't these days?
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