Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Sep 2012 23:28 UTC, submitted by Hiev
Google "I was recently testing some of the keywords and positions for our help-desk app and it suddenly occurred to me that 80% of the page were not actually the search results. Check this out." He has a very good point. Google has work to do here.
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Google is loosing it
by moondevil on Thu 6th Sep 2012 06:30 UTC
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I for one, don't like that they changed the search expressions, now try to infer the country and language for the searches based on your IP location and browser settings.

I need to keep telling Google not to do it, if I want to look what I search for.

Being a foreign in another country, while looking for information in multiple languages, this is a pain.

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RE: Google is loosing it
by bouhko on Thu 6th Sep 2012 08:35 in reply to "Google is loosing it"
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Yeah, that's been bothering me a lot lately. I live in the French part of Switzerland and I speak French, but 99% of my web search are English queries related to technical stuff. I have my browser with English set as the primary language, an English OS. Jesus, I even have English set as my first language in my damn user account.

Yet, I get the fucking search results in French (they aren't really good when doing an English query).

But it's even worst than that. They have no coherence across their properties. The other day, I got the account settings page in German (I don't speak German, but some parts of Switzerland do). And when I go on G+, it's always in English. Seriously, how hard is it to just pick the language the user selects. I know better than some half-assed geographical based algorithm.

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