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Hating Google search results more and more

Discussion in 'SEO Search Engine Optimisation' started by Rob_F, Nov 8, 2010.

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  1. Rob_F United Kingdom

    Rob_F Well-Known Member

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    All that screen clutter, sidebar, maps with a million 'pins' in it, pretty much a full page of directory type listings. Masses of paid ads polluting the organic results, and growing daily.

    Search queries overridden 'showing search results for blah blah, click here to display search results for the search string you actually searched for'. So I click to redo my search and then I still get 'Did you mean *' Grrr!

    I'm totally fed-up with them. I wish they'd stick to what they do best, organising and indexing websites, and stop trying to take over the world. I half expect to pop down to my local chippy and see GChips plastered above the shop :mad:.

    - Rob
     
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    I could not agree more.
     
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    totally agree
     
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    They are starting to suffer from "mission creep", It happens to all eventually. Organisations start to lose focus on what made them succesful in the first place. But that leaves gaps for those new companies that will no doubt fill it.
     
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    It's like a giant yellow pages.

    When you click on "place page" you are given all contact details instead of going to the site? . If you then click on the website link, it opens in a new window?

    Also, the "write a review" section is bad. Open to serious abuse. All it takes is a couple of negatives and a local small business could struggle.



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    I must say, I love how they have made the pink so light that its almost white. -.-
     
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    Never a truer word said.
     
  11. Cuailean United Kingdom

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    Yes, very true. I find myself now using Bing much more when I'm searching in earnest (as opposed to doing domain research). Not that Bing is perfect either, but it seems to consistently get you where you're going faster. Much less superfluous distraction. They're also not cheeky enough to override your search terms with their 'superior' search strings and present you with a load of irrelevant crud - at least they haven't emulated that Google feature yet:D

    For years searching to me meant Googling, but now increasingly I'm Binging my way round the net! I think the sooner the big G looses it's strangle hold on the Internet the better, especially for domainers and site developers.
     
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