Give Me Back My Google Flavor Google Search

Oct 24, 2006 • 7:52 am | comments (5) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Other Google Topics

give-me-back-my-google.jpgOliver Humpage wrote Give Me Back My Google a search engine that does its best to strip out affiliate links, comparison sites and extra, non-unique information from the Google search results.

A search on ipod reveals some all of the sites that it currently blocks.

They include: elkoo, bizrate, pixmania, dealtime, pricerunner, dooyoo, pricegrabber, pricewatch, resellerratings, ebay, shopbot, comparestoreprices, ciao, unbeatable, shopping, epinions, nextag, buy

All shopping search engine related engines. But of course the ads remain.

Maybe he should of just used Google CSE to make it happen and allow others to add to it.

Brett Tabke of WebmasterWorld suggests some improvements:

- increase the size of the snippet by atleast two fold
- strip the over blown JS and CSS
- remove the those tricky adwords/premium ads that you accidentally click on.
- remove or expand the supplemental garbage that obfuscate results,
- get rid of the indented junk to twelve layers (if I want a directory - I'll go to Yahoo)

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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10/24/2006 12:20 pm

donna post a while back about it.. its very cool :D

Barry Schwartz

10/24/2006 12:50 pm

Hmm, I missed that? :-(


10/24/2006 04:53 pm

Took me a while to remeber when and where


10/25/2006 08:09 am

Thats a pretty bad solution to the problem as it picks up loads of false positives, we looked at it for the first version of MySERP but voted against that technique. We have now updated to provide a proper filtering service based on CSE over 300 domains already in the list.


10/25/2006 10:44 am

If you run that same search, with all those exclusions, on my old site that got dropped from AdSense, you'll get results without any shopping engines, ads or supplemental results.

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