Google weirdness

by Suw on November 4, 2003

I was surprised to notice from my stats that a Google on the phrase photos of what my stump will look like after amputation brings up this blog on the third page of the search results. I guess that post regarding the dream I had about losing a hand was the culprit.

Out of curiosity, I had a look at the previous two pages of Google results and discovered this rather alarming ad:

Frankly, if I ever had to pay for an amputation myself, I'd be more concerned about how experienced the surgeon was than looking for the cheapest deal.

But, proving that Google isn't as good at pulling up quality results now as it used to be, Stuart Hughes' blog was nowhere to be seen in those three pages of links, which is strange considering that he actually does blog about his own amputation quite a lot, as well as having a regular 'amputee of the week' slot. I've mentioned before how much I enjoy Stuart's blog and I would recommend that everyone should go on over and take a look, regardless of how many limbs you have.

A visitor November 5, 2003 at 2:43 am

My favorite is “virtual phenotypes” which brings up me as the #1 Internet hit. I mentioned them once. Don't understand them. Not in the least. But if you need info, you'll be pointed to me. hehehe

Ken []

Suw November 5, 2003 at 9:33 am

Ah, Google, King of Search Engines.

I do think that this is just symptomatic of the fact that they way search engines work is outdated and getting more and more useless as the web expands. Soon, you simply won't be able to find what you want.

I've ranted about this before, and what i think should be done, but the meme won't stick.

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