Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Is Google beginning to fail as Search Engine

24 Feb 2010   #1
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 
Is Google beginning to fail as Search Engine

Hi all
It seems to me that Google is beginning to slip as a decent Search Engine -- not so much because of Google itself but because of the way sites are cheating into getting themselves listed.

What seems to be happenning more and more is that you enter a query for XXXXXX

Then a page comes up with XXXX entered into a SEARCH BOX on another web site which seems to have info on all sorts of stuff (Usually Update your Drivers or something like that) and nothing about the feature or product you wanted.

I hope that google updates its algorithms soon to stop web sites "cheating" -- otherwise I think we might begin to see much more emergence of RELIABLE private paid for by private subscription search engines.

Google is still on the whole OK but I hope that it remains a decent FREE source of info rather than becoming almost impossible to use because of the sheer amount of useless data you have to get rid of --even when you phrase your query OK.

Cheers
jimbo
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Feb 2010   #2
Phase

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I don't think they'll fail as a search engine, it's just to be adsense & advertising revolving around it that makes the sites cheat. I mean, theres so much "Money Making Google Kits" that you see online that pays you per clicks...so I agree with you, I hope they do update their algorithms.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Feb 2010   #3
CoolioG

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I know right. But....there web browser is still epic until another webkit browser captures me
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

24 Feb 2010   #4
ShadyGirl420

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

I still love google, use it at least 10x's a day
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Feb 2010   #5
Stevy22

Windows 7 and MAC
 
 

I think you are right JIMBO, the situation is getting worse with the sites that cheat and get themselves listed and there are people who get paid on the basis of how many clicks were done on the weblink too...
That's really bad dude, i mean how can google be so Lazy about this
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Feb 2010   #6
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
I'm sure if Google don't get their act together then the MS + Yahoo tie up will kick in.

Google is still fine but IMO rapidly losing it in some areas -- maybe they should not spend so much time on devloping things like Google Earth / Google maps (although I LOVE those) and get back to getting their CORE development correct and upgrading their algorithms to catch out some of the "cheating" websites.

Companies like IBM etc and maybe even the mighty MS itself show that no matter how big a company is they can and DO get supplanted by other companies once they lose sight of their CORE business or fail to keep on top of it and embrace newer technology which can obsolete some of the previous offerings -- for example IBM was essentially the INVENTOR of the PC and certainly had a GREAT pedigree in the mainframe era -- now it's just a Bog standard IT contract and service supplier company - and often not even a very good one at that.

Cheers
jimbo
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Feb 2010   #7
valtonray

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

really google is starting to see some competition in the search market but they will be fine for awhile. however they do need a refresh to stay on top of things. personally i'd like to see another site use a coverflow format like what searchme ip for sale used before they went offline. had that site of actually had decent search algorithims and better marketing it could have been a contender.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Feb 2010   #8
Zen00

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

My benchmark for a good search engine is one that can get me the best meat lovers pizza in under thirty minutes.

As no search engine has successfully completed this task, I'm still skeptical of the whole "search" thing.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Feb 2010   #9
CoolioG

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I like Google only because it's so fast that when I press enter it's an instant search but i'm slowly using bing for it's nice U.I.

I like nice U.I.s
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Feb 2010   #10
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CoolioG View Post
I like Google only because it's so fast that when I press enter it's an instant search but i'm slowly using bing for it's nice U.I.

I like nice U.I.s
Everyone likes pretty things. Its the way the world works.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

Thread Tools


Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Where can I make a search engine (Like Google)
I want to make a search engine for the world to use, but I have no coding skills and cant seem to find one. I want it to be like Google in the sense that it searches everything it can find (Searches the world wide web) Thanks em
General Discussion
How do I change the default search engine of IE to Google?
It's on Bing. Is Bing any better than Google btw?
Browsers & Mail
Google Chrome Babylon Remove Search Engine
Please help me, I was downloading skype I think and the Babylon search engine wont come off of my google chrome. I have removed it from my add/remove programs... Please help me. The bar is getting annoying!
Browsers & Mail
Google search engine for IE9
I can't seem to find the google search provider add on for IE aymoreon there add on pag . I managed to find the google accelerator but cannot find the search provider for IE9.(d)
Browsers & Mail
Google tunes search engine for facts, events.
Source - Google tunes search engine for facts, events
Chillout Room
[Help needed] Custom Google search engine
I am looking for a custom Google search engine or a way to customize it. More specifically the page results by date/time eg. past 24hrs/week etc. I frequently clean my history, so I am tired of going and setting the advanced settings all the time. Also the times are not specific enough and 24...
Chillout Room


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 19:35.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App