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Comments on: Is Google a search engine based in Mountain View, CA (California, USA)?

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Published: Sat, 21 Apr 2018 06:16:02 +0000


By: Comment-spamming assclown

Thu, 28 Oct 2010 22:53:03 +0000


By: Alan Mitchell

Thu, 28 Oct 2010 07:03:04 +0000

Interesting to see Steve suggest changing the search query to get better results. I recently wrote an article suggesting why we shouldn't always blame Google for 'irrelevant' search results:

Your Role in Search Engine Relevancy

Perhaps we also have a role to play too.

[Alan, fixed your markup to make the link more prominent. S.]

By: Weekly Search & Social News: 10/27/2010 | Search Engine Journal

Wed, 27 Oct 2010 07:32:04 +0000

[...] Is Google a search engine based in Mountain View, CA (California, USA)? - was another good laugh from the week past… I just wonder WTF Seb get’s up to when he writes this stuff? Whatever it is, please send me a case bro. [...]

By: Sebastian

Mon, 25 Oct 2010 15:38:20 +0000

Andy, of course Google CSE & enterprise search are good results, from a marketer's perspective. OTOH, from a plain searcher's perspective, it's absolutely laughable that the world's leading search engine ranks dead services like Dogpile and Altavista above anything Google. That's IMHO way more obscene than a hand job. Disclosure: I *am* aware that Google states that their systems lack a method or apparatus to manually edit search results or rankings whatsoever. ;-)

By: Andy Beard

Sat, 23 Oct 2010 10:00:00 +0000

As I pointed out to Danny recently, it is a better use of whatever juice they have not to rank for search engine. In fact Google CSE is a much better sarch result... but they need to fix a lot of links to the wrong page to do it, without funny parameters that get blocked by robots.txt. A lot of links to home page are blocked by them by using parameters. Though they probably don't care too much, CSE and enterprise search should be what they concentrate their efforts on, not their home page for any reason whatsoever.

By: Sebastian

Thu, 21 Oct 2010 15:05:27 +0000

Heh. Don't fuck with my well crafted search query ;-)


By: steve plunkett

Thu, 21 Oct 2010 14:18:39 +0000

you are using the wrong query... take google out of it..,+california

By: Ryan Jones

Wed, 20 Oct 2010 08:52:36 +0000

Searching for a search engine? Are you sure that didn't make a CPU somewhere explode?

By: Sebastian

Wed, 20 Oct 2010 04:51:19 +0000

Nice Vlad, but actually WolframAlpha refines the question to

Is Google [listed] in Internet information providers? Yes

so the jury is still out on "Is Google a search engine?" ;-)

By: Vlad Piersec

Wed, 20 Oct 2010 03:47:29 +0000

You have an honest answer here :D