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Google Search Results

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Snog, Jan 8, 2016.

  1. Snog

    Snog Well-Known Member

    Has anyone else noticed that for quite some time now Google search results usually return more irrelevant sites than sites that contain useful information?

    I don't mean just forums either. I mean in general.

    What I've found in many cases is the main site you're looking for usually comes up 2 to 5 pages down in the search results. When I say main site, I mean the site that is the originator (company, service, whatever) of what you're searching for.

    People say it's a content problem. But, if you use one of the other search engines the sites usually come up on the first page of results. To me, that means Google's algorithms are all messed up.
    sami simo likes this.
  2. AdamD

    AdamD Well-Known Member

    Yea, I noticed I get .com/usa site results when I'm searching for something UK specific, via google.co.uk
    It's odd, I have to put "UK" in the search field now
    Simple things like items/gifts from amazon.
  3. Snog

    Snog Well-Known Member

    After some research, what I've found is that Google is using cookies to taylor search results for users. Opening a browser in a private window usually produces much different results than a regular window. Usually still not the expected result, but much different.
  4. Infopro

    Infopro Active Member

    There are a few settings to modify your search results for google, but you'll need to be logged in.

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