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Re: Has Google lost it?

  • Subject: Re: Has Google lost it?
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 21 May 2006 11:02:13 +0100
  • Newsgroups: alt.www.webmaster
  • Organization: schestowitz.com / MCC / Manchester University
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__/ [ hug ] on Saturday 20 May 2006 12:46 \__

> www@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Matt Probert) wrote:
>>Real scenario.
>>I was looking for a bulk toy or wholesale outlet in the UK so as to
>>buy some small toys in bulk for our local school fete tombola stall.
>>Several searches of Google.co.uk returned nothing but worthless,
>>deceiptful directories of supposed web sites (you all know the type),
>>many of which were not in the UK. While I appreciate these sites are
>>deceiving Google, I still question Google's value as a search engine
>>in returning results for them.
> Google used to be the best and fastest way to find anything.  Now it's
> an advertisement distributor, not a search engine.  Keep your
> eyes'n'ears open kids, there will be a replacement for google one of
> these days just as google replaced altavista years ago.

If you are judging by the past couple of month, bear in mind that they had a
serious hiccup, which they are still working to resolve and reverse:


Some banned site returned to existence, or so I hear. Many other issues
accompany that Big Daddy(datacentre name)-attributed flaws. Some say that
there are also storage problems at Google and that crawling may soon be
limited as a consequence.


More information in news:alt.internet.search-engines

Best wishes,


Roy S. Schestowitz
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