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Topic # 85048 12-Jun-2011 16:31
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I often think it might be hard for younger people who don't remember pre-Google days to imagine just how it revolutionized things by giving results that were actually helpful! I remember someone outrageously talking about the 'Google Effect' whereby it was for the first time easier to type in a word to Google than know the URL. Gone were the days of sales catalogues entries being the frst 10 results.

Well, is it just me or has Google gone downhill in the last three weeks or so? For the first time in over 10 years I find myself bemoaning the amount of crap from a limited range of websites near the top of results. Dominated by not very good websites, news scrapers and 'e-hub', 'e-how' and the like.

Is it just me or has something changed?

My EPL football websites: Get the results but hide the score of your team at Compare league positions with wage bills at

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  Reply # 480364 12-Jun-2011 17:32
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A lot depends on your search query/string you enter in the search box. I use bing primarily and if I cannot find satisfying results on it then I head over to google. Both work great for me. Never had to rely on a 3rd search engine company.

Do whatever you want to do man.


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  Reply # 480436 12-Jun-2011 21:18
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Hi BillGates

I take your point about the search.  It's just that, given that my ability in the use of search terms  has probably not regressed, it's odd that there's been several times recently - for the first time on over 10 years -   when what I got from the first page of results was quite obviously not the best out there, which Google seems to have been unerring at previously.

My EPL football websites: Get the results but hide the score of your team at Compare league positions with wage bills at

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