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2009-11-20 06:41:04.240715+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

Hey, have the Google search results recently gotten a lot worse for anyone else? I went back last night to work on sussing out more info for designing the building that will become my shop, and found that I was regularly digging through more than 3 pages of crap for sale to get to the information I wanted, no matter what terms I was adding to my searches. I'm fairly sure last time I did this I was getting stuff on the front page.

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#Comment Re: made: 2009-11-25 18:57:08.387319+00 by: Dan Lyke

Okay, here's an example: Search on "perl pdf barcode", right now on the first page the first 5 and the last 2 hits are people gaming Google.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-11-20 16:50:55.429999+00 by: markd

An annoying workaround is to include -site:expert-sexchange.com (or whatever site is being spammy) in the terms.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-11-20 16:23:37.987117+00 by: Dan Lyke

I'll track what I'm doing when I go back in to the architecture stuff. It was things like "concrete slab building code", but I'll get you exact terms and what I hoped to find.

On the C# coding stuff I'm searching for today, Google could take a huge leap forward by simply removing www.experts-exchange.com from all search results...

#Comment Re: made: 2009-11-20 15:51:13.244279+00 by: markd

Can you send me your search terms? I'll let the search quality folks know. Ideally it should be getting betterer and betterer.