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Google: useless?

I find Google as a search engine increasingly useless. The search results get spammed by commercial services catching nearly every search word.
At first I thought generating a commercial Google service might be a solution, but it isn’t: it’s not the AdWords that spoil the results, it’s companies playing tricks with the Google algorithm to their advantage.
If this continues, this may well be the biggest threat to Google: useless search results, i.e. results you weren’t looking for, is reason enough to switch search engines. Time for action, Google!

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  1. Which language version of Google do you use? Google.com is just as relevant for my searches today as it has ever been.
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  2. Which language version of Google do you use? Google.com is just as relevant for my searches today as it has ever been.
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  3. Which language version of Google do you use? Google.com is just as relevant for my searches today as it has ever been.
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  4. Yeah that’s a pretty silly set of results. I think maybe they should tune their ? parsing. I filed a “Dissatisfied with results” for that search.

  5. Yeah that's a pretty silly set of results. I think maybe they should tune their ? parsing. I filed a "Dissatisfied with results" for that search.

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