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GeneralRe: The Decline and Fall of Search Engines Pin
W Balboos, GHB7-Jan-21 5:29
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Mike Winiberg7-Jan-21 23:15
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W Balboos, GHB8-Jan-21 6:23
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Peter Shaw9-Jan-21 4:25
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Funny enough, my buddy and I where on about this a little while back.

It's NOT just the shopping sites, but the search experience in general, to whit, we came to the conclusion they are just NOT trying as hard as they used to, and are more interested (Esp the main search engines outside the market places) in putting results in front of you that they hope will lead you to buy things.

I've lost count of the amount of searches in "Bing" and "Google" where I have been really, really specific, I mean

"this phrase" AND "that phrase" "keyword" "keyword" "keyword"

specific.

And got back either a bunch of shopping results, or an instant "sorry nothing found and where not even gonna try" response.

There was a time, when (Particularly with google) you could put in a general query, then spend a few minutes tweaking it, by enclosing some things in quotes and using operators like the minus symbol to exclude stuff, or filetype:xxx domain:blah.blah to filter stuff out you didn't want.

And you could tell that your tweaking was doing a more through search because it took noticeably longer.

Even google them selves documented it at one point stating that "if you fine tune your search, it cause the search engine to do a deeper more intensive search, that often reveals hits not in the general index"

Now however, I'm increasingly seeing tweaks like this being ignored. Don't want those ads for some product or other to appear try -"keyword" and watch the ad still appear along with more just like it.

It feels largely like the search engines leave the syntax in to make folks think they have control, but they ignore it anyway in favour of potential money making hits.
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GeneralOi! Greg Utas! Pin
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GeneralDo you think the American NSA has face-matching software like the Chinese, so that the coup d'état hooligans can be identified? Pin
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