YO, What the Eff Happened to my Google Search Results.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Torx, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. Torx

    Torx Indigenous Nudist

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    NOT COOL. not cool at all.

    can anyone else confirm these bunk ass google search results?
    did they implement some bs filtering system?
    or do i has a spyware on mah cpu.

    i used to get news results at the top, i used to be able to search for album catalogue numbers and get good results, i cant find anything.. wtf happened yo.
  2. braaains

    braaains gubble gubble

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    Seems fine over here...?
  3. Chris

    Chris Raptor Jesus

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    examples?
  4. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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  5. Mr. Ali

    Mr. Ali Junior Member

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    search for something and post a screen shot
  6. ivwshane

    ivwshane We are all old school!

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  7. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    Ok, let's agree on the same term to search and both post up a screne shot of what we get.

    How about something simple like: "lemon"

    lemon.jpg
  8. Phant0m51

    Phant0m51 From Utah, NOT mormon

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    Ok Wiskas, I'll bite. Here's my search results:

    [​IMG]
  9. Goofus Maximus

    Goofus Maximus Too old to be this dumb!

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    To cleanse your search, try logging out of (if you're logged into) Google, then clear out all your history cache and cookies, then try the search again while logged out.

    Lemon may be too generic a search term. We may want to try using another search term like Kent State.
    lemon.jpg

    Kent.jpg
  10. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    check how many results there are. There's 1 million results discrepency for "lemon".
  11. There is a spyware/virii/trojan floating around that replaces random links off google searches into ad links. Ask me how I know, come on, ask me!
  12. ivwshane

    ivwshane We are all old school!

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    I don't think "lemon" was a good term to use.
  13. Mr. Ali

    Mr. Ali Junior Member

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    maybe lemon party would have been more appropriate.

    EDIT: I think i still get news results at the top, maybe its some kind of setting?
  14. Torx

    Torx Indigenous Nudist

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    my results are the same as my phone so its no spyware, ive also done a scan..

    theyve added a filter to filter out torrent and warez sites. i think thats what i notice.
    either way, theyve tweaked their results from last month.. its noticable to me
  15. ivwshane

    ivwshane We are all old school!

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    I'm telling you, for unfiltered and no spam links use scroogle instead. It's not as pretty but the results are better in my opinion.
    http://www.scroogle.org/cgi-bin/scraper.htm
  16. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    I'm beginning to want to shy away from all things mainstream. Not just my bug-out from civilization, but even on-line. There's just one scam after another.
  17. ugh. I can't believe that google has been getting destroyed by these scraping/spam sites!

    Here's a real example of google results that are ruined by spammers who understand how google works. I google for "A540 tilt shift"... After seeing a video of a timelapse/tiltshift video using my camera. I want to know how they did it, hence googling.

    Out of the first ten results two are legitimate and two are suspect. They're suspect because they appear to scrape flikr, but not obvious spam because one has no ads, and the other has a bunch of ads, but also comments.


    So out of 10 google results 6 are obviously worthless. WTF!?
  18. Torx

    Torx Indigenous Nudist

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    google and results lately look like shit. no help at all. wtf yo.
  19. tweakmonkey

    tweakmonkey Webmaster Staff Member

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    The internet is crazy. One day we could stop using google. I *rarely* use Hotbot these days :)
  20. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    I remember all those olden days: webcrawler, altavista, hotbot, etc.



    I also remember the joys of finding free porn sites when there weren't virii and trojans hidden in banner ads and false links or redirects :wink:.
    It's all just one big scam now where everyone wants to get ahold of your cash and/or computer power.