Google as a search engine is complete and absolute shit (technology)

submitted  ago by stillinit

It's been a gradual slope to shit, but that slope has exponentially risen the past year. It's bad. I can't find an article that was pretty damn specific that came out a few months ago. Almost like google didn't want the information to spread. This is worse than the search engines of the 90s before google came around. Fix this shit nerds! You are the 21st century soldiers of freedom.

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[–] BlockMe 32 points (+33|-1)  ago 

I used to point and laugh at bing, now I use it more often than not via DDG !b option.

PS, bing images is 100x better than anything else. The tagging is damn good.

Proof:

https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=george+soros

 

[–] CobraStallone 21 points (+21|-0)  ago 

Same here. I wanted to read up on some missile defense system that Trump was funding, or increasing scope or something, I google "Trump missile system" and the top 5 results are liberal media hit pieces on how some random dope doesn't think Trump is qualified to have control of the nukes. I "bing" it? That's awkward, and I get maybe one hit piece and the second result was what I was looking for. I still don't love it, but it's maybe better than google now.

 

[–] ninjai 0 points (+1|-1)  ago 

There's an old article somewhere where Microsoft admits ripping off the first result from Google.

Other than that I find bing has a lot more ads... At least I'm not used to them because sometimes I click on them as I'm so used to ad placement in Google.

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[–] fartyshorts 4 points (+4|-0)  ago 

"Young George Soros" should be a cartoon on Adult Swim.

 

[–] natehigger44 2 points (+3|-1)  ago 

Why does his face always look like it's melting...? Did they try to oven him during the Holohoax?

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[–] BordelonLoop 0 points (+0|-0)  ago 

Jim Goad called him "anus eyes."

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[–] Firevine 3 points (+3|-0)  ago 

Bing image search is great, outside of being miserably slow.

 

[–] heuristic 0 points (+0|-0)  ago 

ill trade speed for lack of censorship

 

[–] Elemental_Lightning 2 points (+2|-0)  ago 

That's quite funny

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[–] HappyMealBullshit 27 points (+27|-0)  ago 

Google is less of a "search" engine and more of a "tell me what I should look at" engine.

 

[–] TheDaoReveals 8 points (+8|-0)  ago 

I recall an interview with Brin (I think, not positive) where they flat out said that people want Google to work like a magic 8 ball, where they ask it questions and it tells them things, so that's what they're going to give them. Shortly after that they started with the featured content panes.

 

[–] MrKequc 1 points (+1|-0)  ago 

Now you're getting it

 

[–] obvious_throwaway1 13 points (+15|-2)  ago  (edited  ago)

  1. You don't know how to properly use Google filters.
  2. The actual reason Google sucks is you're forced to use filters to wade through the garbage that is SEO optimization.
  3. You are just data being sold by Google with no benefit to yourself, and that is the primary reason SEO optimization exists.
  4. Don't use Jewgle.

 

[–] thatguyiam 12 points (+13|-1)  ago 

No, google is absolute shit now

 

[–] Caveman_in_a_suit 5 points (+5|-0)  ago 

I believe both of you!

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[–] ForgotMyName 1 points (+1|-0)  ago 

You don't think SEO applies to all search engines? Of course it does. Don't be ridiculous. They all look at similar factors. Naturally they all have their own proprietary mix, but most of the concepts are the same.

I suppose SEO is the reason there are sites that have been removed from google's listings too eh?

 

[–] lawlerskehts 0 points (+0|-0)  ago 

Offer alternatives cunt.

 

[–] BiscuitFever 0 points (+0|-0)  ago 

Bing and DDG are both superior search engines.

 

[–] goatsandbros 9 points (+9|-0)  ago 

Fix this shit

You have to remove the commies and SJWs from the company, first. At the moment, there is nothing to fix.

 

[–] jizzswizzler 0 points (+0|-0)  ago  (edited  ago)

Shut it the fuck down for a month. Cut out the cancer. Let the script kiddies go outside in the sun and make yagi cantennas connected to nokia smartphones and shit. Start again.

 

[–] aaronC 8 points (+8|-0)  ago 

Google has been floundering for a while. I remember a year or two ago they completely broke obscure searches you would do by autocorrecting to what it thought was right and not giving you a chance to search for your original query.

Google is going down the path of Apple, where they coast on existing products for a long time without innovating or making things better. And the products they coast on slowly deteriorate (like IOS 11).Give them 5 years, they will not be in a good position.

 

[–] ForgotMyName 3 points (+3|-0)  ago 

I think it was longer ago than that. It became nearly useless as a search engine for anything technical. You do a search on some technical term that it decides is close to some BS query and suddenly there's no way to ever search for what you're looking for.

 

[–] jizzswizzler 0 points (+0|-0)  ago 

im gonna throw a spanner in that. its there but its seperate from the bog standard google search, kudos to all the effort put into their academic and legal engines and shit.

But because its seperate is harder for someone less internet savvy to be able to access or use. I sure as shit dont know how to do nested boolean search queries and shit.

 

[–] bourbonexpert 8 points (+10|-2)  ago 

use duck duck go.

google is cancer

 

[–] AndrewBlazeIt 6 points (+12|-6)  ago 

If google is cancer, then duck duck go is AIDS.

 

[–] valk2 5 points (+8|-3)  ago 

Do you got an engine to suggest or just attempting to make a witty comment?

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[–] bourbonexpert 2 points (+2|-0)  ago 

tell that to the CIA and FBI when they can only find your google searches, not your DDG searches.......be prepared, even if you arent guilty

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[–] piratse 3 points (+3|-0)  ago 

DDG gets garbage results. I had to stop using it. And no map feature which is 70% what I use search engines for.

 

[–] ZYX321 4 points (+4|-0)  ago 

http://openstreetmap.org/

It's not perfect, but it's getting more usable every day.

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[–] MrKequc 0 points (+0|-0)  ago 

For businesses I use Tripadvisor and for addresses I use HERE WeGo. Both are perfectly decent map apps.

 

[–] bourbonexpert 0 points (+1|-1)  ago 

apple maps is legit.

but....they dont provide bike options. weired but true, so i use apple 1st, and if shit happenes, i fall back on jewgle.

but over all, i dont use google at all. bing is fine, apple is good. ....unless its a real pickle, i dont use use google.

 

[–] doomsdrzej 6 points (+6|-0)  ago 

Google employs too many social justice warriors for me to remove their domains from them from my block list.

 

[–] Marijuana_Merlin 5 points (+5|-0)  ago 

can we just start calling Google what it is? The Ministry of Truth.

 

[–] Ywis 5 points (+6|-1)  ago 

GIGO is a real thing. Google works just fine. It's people controlling the search results to that are the issue. You get garbage searches because they pick and choose what you get to see.

 

[–] fartyshorts 1 points (+1|-0)  ago 

Google's algorithm was basically set up to reward spam. When it hit fever pitch (around 2011), they radically changed the algorithm. What happened? The spammers got smarter.

 

[–] ardvarcus 4 points (+4|-0)  ago 

I've noticed the same thing. For a few years now Google has stunk. Try to find something to do with sexuality, and all you get are porn sites, or sites that pretend to be search engines. On top of that, Google has decided to turn SJW and refuse to list sites whose politics or social opinions they disagree with. They are shit.

 

[–] lifes-not-fair 4 points (+4|-0)  ago 

Try https://searx.me I have been using it in preference to ddg. Better results. Anonymous too. I'm not sure why it is not more popular. Serious question. Anyone have an answer?

 

[–] Cannibalguy 4 points (+4|-0)  ago 

I've never heard of it, I'm pretty sure that's the answer for almost all people.

 

[–] RoBatten 0 points (+0|-0)  ago 

I too have been using searx.me. I like the results, at least they are much better than DDG or joogle. I also check Bing. Another anon posted this search engine earlier. I'm going to check it out: findx.com

 

[–] MrKequc 0 points (+0|-0)  ago 

I don't know what I'm looking at but I'm pretty sure this doesn't work.

https://i.imgtc.com/pi1LzMq.pngPNG

Also it is slow as molasses.

 

[–] lifes-not-fair 1 points (+1|-0)  ago 

Interesting, never seen that. I had no problem running the same query now. It is not as fast as Google partly because it trawls other search engines to give a wider range of responses. I've never had it "slow as molasses" but I have had it time out occasionally. Try resubmitting the query.

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[–] FatBastardIRL 4 points (+8|-4)  ago  (edited  ago)

yeah I'm sure Google's engineers will take your very well-considered and technical analysis of this issue pretty seriously

 

[–] R34p_Th3_Wh0r1w1nd 3 points (+3|-0)  ago 

Google is NOT a search engine. It is an arm of the CIA (alphabet refers to the letters). The results are skewed. It is also used as an advertising platform.

If you use Google you are in fact a commie and should hang yourself.

 

[–] fusir 2 points (+2|-0)  ago 

So now there is no reason to not use duckduckgo.

 

[–] AndrewBlazeIt 4 points (+6|-2)  ago 

DDG is partnered with yahoo, so yeah, there is.

 

[–] wecanhelp 1 points (+1|-0)  ago 

While that is true, according to DuckDuckGo, this partnership doesn't compromise the privacy they promise. They use Yahoo! both as one of their sources for search results (along with Bing and Yandex), and as an advertising partner (along with Bing, and in some form eBay and Amazon) which, according to their help article, they don't provide with user data, merely the search query itself.

As long as that really is the case, there is no practical reason – only ideological – to avoid DuckDuckGo, and I find it somewhat reassuring that they're this transparent about their revenue model even if the very fact of these names being associated with them is enough for some to avoid them. Of course, making a decision based on all this assumes trust in DuckDuckGo, but then again, it's the same with everyone else on the internet.

 

[–] Chempergrill 0 points (+0|-0)  ago 

fuccckkkkkk

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[–] Elemental_Lightning 0 points (+0|-0)  ago 

I thought Yahoo was bad. ... did something change recently?

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[–] BiscuitFever 1 points (+1|-0)  ago 

No one ever believes me when I tell them Bing is vastly superior to Jewgle. But it isssss.

 

[–] rednukleus 1 points (+1|-0)  ago  (edited  ago)

I've seen several headlines recently about their concern these days with how to rank articles with any political leaning. Judging by YouTube and Twitter, it's a sure bet they are hard at work pozzing their algorithms unrecognizably. I've tried startpage, ixquick, and duckduckgo. I think the former is best as far as features working like you expect from a google search results page, but it uses google's results directly, so that must be kept in mind.

With ixquick the search capabilities are more customizable, but the interface is clunky.

With DDG nothing about it is top notch.

 

[–] 1764_sugar_act 1 points (+1|-0)  ago  (edited  ago)

Yep. I tried to find the clip of donald trump overtly implying that there is a certain group who runs the media, but he wouldn't dare name them. It went on at length with the presstitutes trying to coax him to say it. I've forgotten which ones were interviewing him, they begin to all blend together after a while. He kept saying "You know who it is... No no, you know."

Figures that I wouldn't be able to find it. Such a shame, it would be a great stepping stone for /r/the_donald types.

 

[–] carryon 1 points (+1|-0)  ago 

What are you talking about!? Google gives me great results and all the (((answers))) to my questions!

Don't be evil, friends.

 

[–] Ralman23 1 points (+1|-0)  ago 

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[–] The_Red_Kraken 1 points (+1|-0)  ago  (edited  ago)

No shit? I only use Google to search the names of other search engines. I want Google to know.

 

[–] KekistanEmperor 1 points (+1|-0)  ago 

Was the article about black on white crime per chance? Or the true cost of illegal immigration? Or BLM being destructive cunts? Or AntiFa? Certain things are not good for you goy.

 

[–] phantomElectra 0 points (+0|-0)  ago 

I only use it on my work since I gotta websearch scientific articles and rare webshops....

 

[–] Naught405 0 points (+0|-0)  ago 

Switch to duckduckgo it uses keyword search like in the golden age of google when you could find obscure shit from half a remembered word list.

 

[–] Wargasm 0 points (+0|-0)  ago 

DuckDuckGo > google

 

[–] equilibrium 0 points (+0|-0)  ago 

Google is junk.

 

[–] jizzswizzler 0 points (+0|-0)  ago 

I like how i look for tickets to a gig first and get the cuntbag rip off mass buyup and spit em out at high price and maybe not even get in service as the first hit with a tiny little [ad] next to it, i didnt read too good at first which is my bad in the first place and it looked like it had linked directly to the artists page, telling me there were half a dozen tickets available (actually a reasonable assumption) until i saw the url and noped the fuck out.

Link two was the official ticketing site link hit directly from the (artist) (venue) (date) query, showing me no i dont have to rush buy diddly shit.

 

[–] joku 0 points (+0|-0)  ago 

Guess bing is slowly and discreetly catching up....

 

[–] the_sharpest_knife 0 points (+0|-0)  ago 

Which article can you not find on google?

 

[–] littul_kitton 0 points (+0|-0)  ago 

Damn near everything. It is not politics. Google search simply no longer functions properly for anything. For example, I was looking for a person I knew years ago who had been convicted of a crime. Let's call him Reginald Clarkson. Searching for

Reginald Clarkson conviction

returned not one single useful result, and I checked the first 100+ results.

In theory, Google has an "intext" modifier that only returns results that contain the specified words. However, searching for

intext:Reginald intext:Clarkson intext:conviction

also failed to return any useful results at all. In fact, all of the results were missing at least one specified word, most were missing two words, and some had not a single search word. Not one fucking word! Google has degenerated so far that the search function essentially returns a random list of pages.

I eventually found the town where he lives (which we will call Yaster) and the search

Reginald Clarkson Yaster guilty

finally started returning old newspaper articles about his conviction.

This is completely unacceptable. It should not take an hour of frustrating puzzle-solving to find newspaper articles with very distinctive words.

Google obviously has severe management problems. Their premier product has stopped working and no one in charge has noticed. They need to go through the ranks with a flaming sword cutting out rot. I suspect that a bunch of social justice warriors have taken over and are playing mind games instead of working.

 

[–] kiWreft 0 points (+0|-0)  ago 

I disagree. The other search engines are even worse.

I would like to break free of Google, and have tried it at numerous times, but Google is just superior to others by far.

 

[–] SolarBaby 0 points (+0|-0)  ago 

Google as a corporate front for the NSA & DARPA is complete and absolute

 

[–] Harry_Maltravers1953 0 points (+0|-0)  ago 

Thanks to this thread I finally went DDG. and yes, Bing Image is very good

 

[–] boekanier 0 points (+0|-0)  ago 

Agree.

 

[–] Dumpsterjuice 0 points (+0|-0)  ago 

Just google the words women killed in 2017

 

[–] lucifirius 0 points (+0|-0)  ago 

Wasn't a google exec mentioned in the leaked emails?

 

[–] carnold03 0 points (+0|-0)  ago 

People still use Google for searches?

 

[–] llliilliilll 0 points (+0|-0)  ago 

Waterfox “+Ecosia.org?

 

[–] VivaFrei 0 points (+0|-0)  ago 

http://www.unz.com/isteve/great-moments-in-google-american-inventors/

 

[–] wlvre 0 points (+0|-0)  ago 

I use ecosia, bing, duckduckgo, and startpage all regularly. I often have very specific questions about software or health issues or something. I hate it, but after I try the rest, I often find Google is right there, with the right answer at the top of the search. It's like they have a deeper or more up to date reach into forums and such.

 

[–] Chiefpacman 0 points (+0|-0)  ago 

Google excels at finding easy answers to simple questions. I despise them, but half the time I resort to google after I can’t easily find what I’m looking for on ddg.

 

[–] ForgotMyName 0 points (+0|-0)  ago 

DDG works for me 99.9% of the time. I'm beginning to think you people are just terrible at performing searches.

 

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[–] stillinit [S] 8 points (+8|-0)  ago 

If you get offended by nerd then you aren't the type of person who is going to solve the the internet's problems. You need to solve your own.

 

[+] Orangishlemon -5 points  ago  (last edited  ago)  (show)