How many times have you done a search for something using Google Search and found that no very much concerns your topic? A lot? I know, it’s happening all the time now.
Google was once an amazing search engine but now it is a poor excuse often leading people in the wrong direction…A direction that is paid for by advertisers.
The at the School of Information at UC-Berkeley, California found out just how insignificant Google Search results can be, especially if you need detailed information.
The author of this finding, Vivek Wadhwa, is a “visiting Scholar at UC-Berkeley, Senior Research Associate at Harvard Law School and Director of Research at the Center for Entrepreneurship and Research Commercialization at Duke University” who says that “Google has become a jungle: a tropical paradise for spammers and marketers”, and I cannot agree more.
THE MAJOR PROBLEM WITH GOOGLE SEARCH is that “when you visit these sites, they take you to the websites of other companies that want to sell you their goods”, and thus you are SPAMMED.
THIS IS WHAT IS MEANT:
“This is exactly what blogger Paul Kedrosky found when trying to buy a dishwasher. He wrote about how he began Googleing for information…and Googleing…and Googleing. He couldn’t make head or tail of the results. Paul concluded that the “the entire web is spam when it comes to major appliance reviews”.”
There is a new alternative to Google that the author recommends:
“We ended up using instead a web-search tool called Blekko. It’s a new technology and is far from perfect; but it is innovative and fills the vacuum of competition with Google (and Bing).”
One that recommend is cooliris.com – An amazing adventure in HIGH TECH SURFING…
Let’s hope Google cleans up its act by removing SPAM SEARCH or a new kid on the block like Blekko succeeds to the point where Google first became a “household word”.
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