Searching For Apples? Good Luck!

Aug 10, 2010 • 8:00 am | comments (10) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine
 

A WebmasterWorld thread has issues with a search in Google for [apples]. The searcher uses this as an example to say that Google's search results are simply "horrible" and "getting worse."

What do you expect when you search for [apples]? Do you expect Apple computers or Apple the fruit? Here is his marked up screen shot that make the Google results even look worse:

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Now, if you compare that to Bing's [apples], you get very different results. Apple computers is only one result and in the middle of the page. Yahoo isn't great but that will change.

Clearly this is one example of many searches. Tedster said:

That's an example of the Google "intention engine" misfiring. It's ignoring the "s" for 8/10 results, and that's not very smart at all.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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