Tim Bray, former Google employee, currently working at Amazon, writes:
I think Google has stopped indexing the older parts of the Web. I think I can prove it. Google’s competition is doing better.
It’s an interesting theory for sure, but it seems hard to back this up with any tangible evidence. How would you even test this? You can pick specific web sites to test this with, but that will always be an incredibly small – infinitesimally, unbelievably small – subset of web sites, and there’s no way to extrapolate any of that to the web as a whole. To make matters worse, Google tailors search results to the information they have on you, making this even harder.
…since they got rid of easy boolean searches, and began putting their moronic “suggestions” at the top of the page. All I want are two search engines: one for exact text searches; one for giving me actual website addresses for companies, and not bestlistofcompanies2018lololol.menu and their delightful, useless top ten of anything.