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    Does Google Suck...?

    I am becoming more and more convinced that Google is not as good as I used to think.

    I did a Google search for "PHP" (I am looking for links to bookmark, since I lost all mine with the reformat), and on the first page, ninth result, there lies AVG! AVG has nothing at all to do with PHP... but there it is. I looked at several other pages and found more results for AVG, and some other anti-virus software and various other things having nothing to do with PHP. I found a lot of the relevant results are further back than you might think.

    How good is Google, exactly? My faith is beginning to wain...
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    personally Ill have faith in google until someone can show me a better search engine.
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    Hmmm... that is the problem, isn't it. Google is so large and ubiquitous, that people over-look its deficiencies because there is nothing else. Google is becoming the next M$.
    Thousand different paths
    So many sterile ends
    I chose the Devil's path

    Never shall the sun kiss my face
    And caress me with it's burning light
    For I dwell in the shadows
    And sleep side by side with death

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    I have started to notice that some "Web Site Listing Search Engines" are now taking over Google.

    For example: I type in HTML tips and it would come up with a link to a page within another search engine showing results of your search on google, but the links are usually poor and most commonly, dead.

    Its like an infinate loop. Its very annoying.

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    Since the "Florida"(?) update, Google's results have been up & down. I have a client who sells orthotics. One search term brings my site up in the first 5 listings, and theirs is nowhere to be seen. And I only have a link to their site, with a short description of the work I did for them (it contains a reference to the search term in question). My site has nothing to do with orthotics, or the search term used. Go figure.
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