Google question

Discussion in 'Firefox' started by Tom, Jul 15, 2005.

  1. Tom

    Tom Guest

    I realize this is not a Google group, but everyone seems very helpful
    - and I couldn't find any Google groups.

    Does anyone know a way to use Google and get it to bypass all of their
    paid advertisers? Most of the time when I use Google, the first page
    of results are all of the sites that pay Google to elevate their
    rankings in the results.

    I have gotten to almost always ignoring first page of results. Am I
    the only one who has noticed this? Has anyone figured out a way to
    kill their paid sites?

    Tom
    Tom, Jul 15, 2005
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  2. Tom

    Ed Mullen Guest

    Tom wrote:

    > I realize this is not a Google group, but everyone seems very helpful
    > - and I couldn't find any Google groups.
    >
    > Does anyone know a way to use Google and get it to bypass all of their
    > paid advertisers? Most of the time when I use Google, the first page
    > of results are all of the sites that pay Google to elevate their
    > rankings in the results.
    >
    > I have gotten to almost always ignoring first page of results. Am I
    > the only one who has noticed this? Has anyone figured out a way to
    > kill their paid sites?
    >
    > Tom


    I have my prefs on Google set to display 50 items at a time and I've
    never seen an entire page of paid links. Usually there are two or maybe
    three clearly identified as paid at the very top. Then there is a
    column at the extreme right containing other paid links. Everything
    else is a valid search result.

    Can you give an example of a search that produces the result you're
    describing?

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    Ed Mullen, Jul 15, 2005
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  3. Tom

    Ralph Fox Guest

    On Fri, 15 Jul 2005 00:07:11 GMT, in message
     <>, Tom wrote:

    > I realize this is not a Google group, but everyone seems very helpful
    > - and I couldn't find any Google groups.
    >
    > Does anyone know a way to use Google and get it to bypass all of their
    > paid advertisers? Most of the time when I use Google, the first page
    > of results are all of the sites that pay Google to elevate their
    > rankings in the results.


    Not here. You're not thinking of some other search engine?


    I'm looking at a Google search right now.
    There's a "sponsored links" column on the right with a few paid ads.
    Everything in the main column is a bona fide search result.


    > I have gotten to almost always ignoring first page of results. Am I
    > the only one who has noticed this? Has anyone figured out a way to
    > kill their paid sites?



    Can you post an example of a Google search query
    where the first page is all paid ads?


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    Ralph Fox, Jul 15, 2005
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  4. Tom

    Splibbilla Guest

    Ralph Fox <-echo.invalid> in
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    > On Fri, 15 Jul 2005 00:07:11 GMT, in message
    >  <>, Tom wrote:
    >
    >> I realize this is not a Google group, but everyone seems very helpful
    >> - and I couldn't find any Google groups.
    >>
    >> Does anyone know a way to use Google and get it to bypass all of their
    >> paid advertisers? Most of the time when I use Google, the first page
    >> of results are all of the sites that pay Google to elevate their
    >> rankings in the results.

    >
    > Not here. You're not thinking of some other search engine?
    >
    >
    > I'm looking at a Google search right now.
    > There's a "sponsored links" column on the right with a few paid ads.
    > Everything in the main column is a bona fide search result.
    >
    >
    >> I have gotten to almost always ignoring first page of results. Am I
    >> the only one who has noticed this? Has anyone figured out a way to
    >> kill their paid sites?

    >
    >
    > Can you post an example of a Google search query
    > where the first page is all paid ads?


    i intentionally loaded this with spam words, because i rarely get lots of spamlink pages in google.
    http://www.google.dk/search?hl=en&q=pets money loans viagra | holdem

    1 and 4 look like real sites, vandalized/defaced by blogspam.
    2 and 3 look like "real" spamsites.


    used to be you would get almost a whole page of spamsites, pure spam link pages. nowadays google can give spam results, but
    the actual spam is *within* someone's blog comment section.


    the tedious way to remove spam from google results is to install customize google. it adds a "filter" link for each result. click the
    link, and that link (or the whole site, wildcarded/regexed) can be added to a filter list.

    i don't use this, because i've developed a good eye (?) for spamsites, and find it fastest to just continue scannig down the
    results page.


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    Splibbilla, Jul 20, 2005
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