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Google losing it's search quality?

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Is it just me or is anyone else not finding things as easily on google anymore? Its like when I search for something I mostly find sites that are heavy with advertisements or just splash pages that are just advertisements. I remember when I used to search for something and within the first page I'd find pretty much exactly what I wanted. But now its not much better for me than most other search engines I used to use prior to google's dominance. But I've used google for so long I forget which other search engines are good out there.

Anyone have any search engine recommendations?


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its gettin sucky yo


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i use google due to its simpleness, cant stand msn or yahoos main page


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Google is coming up empty handed lately or way off the mark. I hate MSN and Yahoo so I won't use those. Google used to be so good...


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I've been finding exactly what I've been looking for on Google Video... Well until I find proof Google Video can give you a virus... But nope... I haven't noticed any changes.


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Man I remember back in the early 90s when Webcrawler was king. I just visited it for the first time in almost a decade, and the first 15 links of my search were to advertiser's sites. I'm afraid Google has a monopoly, and thus has declined.


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Webcrawler! X'D I remember that way back when. That reminds me of Excite and altavista.

And I hate to say this, but microsoft's live.com was decent for a while, although I haven't tried them lately.


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All search engines are crap now, instead of giving you the results you want they all give you the results they want you to have. Bottom line, no results you need or were looking for. I agree, and I'll leave it up to Sledge to keep us informed when there's a solution or new search engine, he's usually first to know anyhow.

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Webcrawler! X'D I remember that way back when. That reminds me of Excite and altavista.

And I hate to say this, but microsoft's live.com was decent for a while, although I haven't tried them lately.

X'D I forgot about Excite. Altavista has the same exact results as Google pretty much along with alltheweb.


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Any chance, pissed google search uses can all sign a petition telling google to stop result spam. There might already be one for us all to sign. All I know is those political take action petitions in the take action forum work, I'm pissed on a daily basis, even simple searches are horrible.

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I don't think theres a petition. yeah, its pretty bad that wikipedia has better search results for information than google. Of course wiki search will never show other websites tho. :\

And check this out! Someone else is noticing the same decline with google and has a good article about it with compared searches between delicious.com and google.com

http://www.seomoz.org/blog/the-search-engine-thats-already-better-than-google


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it might be posted above,

anyhow, when I needed an answer to a question, I'd just google it. Been doing that and I always get at least one result that answers my question, it's always yahoo answers. So I think I'll bypass the middle man and just go there to find info. Not sure if it's got all the content I need, but it's answered my recent need for info

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