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Google search quality sucks

2011 November 16
by Tim

Take a look at the screenshot – 3 out of the top 4 results for a search query on “hr jobs in Cape Town” are job aggregators. The websites Indeed, CareerJet, and Jobsincapetown.net are all job aggregators which means that they scrape their content off other source websites.

I have no real problem with websites scraping other sites and consolidating their content, but my expectation is that the collection of mighty brains at Google could tweak their formula so that the source of the content is typically ranked more highly than a site that rips the content off and has no original content of its own.

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  1. Angel permalink
    November 21, 2011

    I blocked pages from Google.com. Can still search with Chrome/Google, but results are better. Not sure why this helps, but it seems to.

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