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Have weblogs killed Google?

2002-06-19 16:29:42+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

It's been said before, but I'm finding that Google is becoming worthless. Searches pull up stuff I've already seen before; if I wanted to see that stuff wouldn't be using Google[Wiki]. Unless I'm using it as a memory refresher, the first thing I do is click somewhere randomly way down in the list. In fact, for the search Charlene and I were doing last night (trying to find that bird we saw up at Castle Lake), it seems like AltaVista turns up better search results. I wonder if they'll keep up, or, if, like every other search engine, someone will come up with a better scoring system and trounce them.

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#Comment made: 2002-06-19 20:47:32+00 by: Martin Wisse [edit history]

I don't get you; shouldn't the same search give roughly the same search results at different times? I think it's a bug, not a feature that when I search on something twice I get the same results (modulo changes in the 'net itself)

#Comment made: 2002-06-19 22:59:11+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yeah, it usually returns the same result, it's just that I usually need to go to page x, where x/total-pages is > .5, to find useful results.