I hate SEO with a passion and it annoys me no end how they manipulate to move up in results for searches irrelevant to what the topic actually is. Today I was searching for something not even related to images which is what Pinterest does and it shows up near the top of the results. Normally I don’t click on these links but I must not have noticed it but the old familiar page shows up with a few completely unrelated images and the login screen.
I’d say it started a little over a year ago. I noticed google was giving less and less of the results I wanted and more spammy SEO’d useless shit sites. Their home page is getting more and more cluttered. I’d tried DDG in the past but their results weren’t that good but for some reason when I tried around a year ago they seemed to be much improved. It’s been my default search engine for a while now and find myself going back to google less and less as time passes.
Google says they are cracking down on spam. That would be nice as their results have not been very good recently. Almost every search has crappy results from the same sites such as ehow and yahoo answers. There’s also the useless sites that want you to jump through hoops to get the answers to your questions and of course the answers are stolen. Google says they’re doing something about it but we’ll see.
Google, can you please give me a way to get rid of the stupid and pointless previews for half of the sites that appear as an image on the right side of the page when my mouse hovers over the link. I find them very distracting and also a waste of bandwidth. They are there sometimes and other times they are not. What ever happened to having things simple. That and the good search results are what originally got me to begin using your search engine.