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What do you dislike about Google?

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

Monday, September 20, 2004
14 years ago

Following up on my post at blogoscoped.com/archive/2004_0 ... I would like to know: what (if anything) do you dislike about Google?

Anonymous [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

I want to emphasize 10. Google Germany is FULL of Spam, everything related to school, travel, shopping, etc. is polluted.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Anonymous, do you have some examples for us of reasonable searches with spammy results?

Anonymous [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

google.com/search?q=interpreta ...
google.com/search?q=interpreta ...

And so on. There must be some company that bought hundreds of domains (reli-referate.de, inhaltsangabe-neu.de, referate-hier.de, etc) and filled them with keyword lists. Don't why this works.

Shantanu Oak [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

I agree with only a few points...
1 The Google cookie overwrites different accounts (e.g. I can't switch between Gmail and Google Answers)
I had registered with Google Answers using my yahoo email address. Now google seems to be looking for my Gmail address whenever I access Google Answers. Worst of all now even Google Answers needs IE 5.5 or above!

5 Google doesn't "get" RSS (e.g., no support in Google News and other services)
I even sent an email to google support requesting for RSS. But I think the new alert system is superior than RSS.

7 Google Groups Beta is very buggy (at least, many errors have still not been fixed – I think this one was released way to early)
I can't believe what a mess it is. I read and tested the "Starring" system in Groups. I liked it and thought it will be integrated with overall google experience. But I don't find it anywhere anymore!

I will like to add one more nuisance to the list, “Directory”. I used to click on the Directory button on google toolbar to find similar sites. It seems to be broken.

Tom [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

Another dislike: the 10 keyword limit

Rajiv [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

Google fails to provide any kind of roadmap for service offerings. When are GMail, Google WebService, Froogle getting out of beta?

-Rajiv
rajspace.blog-city.com

Yannick Mückenhirn [PersonRank 7]

14 years ago #

I dislike PageRank®.

Yannick Mückenhirn ® noticiasinteresantes.blogspot. ...

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