A couple of weeks ago, Google.com changed how it’s search engine page looks. I have noticed that since that changed search results are less accurate.
Am I the only one that has noticed this? It appears that the search results try harder to suggest what you might be looking for. However, when I am searching for something, I want something specific. I don’t want it to come up with all sorts of suggested possibilities by changing the form of my words to plural and past tense.
I understand that sometimes search terms won’t produce the results I require. However, it seems to be happening more and more. And, it seems I often do a search 4 or more times, using quotes around single words as well as phrases just to get results that are more relevant. I never really had to do that with Google. It was one of the reasons I loved searching on Google so much. It’s accuracy was unmatched by other search engines.
So, is anyone else having this problem? Are you finding that you find what you need through Google search less often these days?
Genealogist and writer. Creator of the Portuguese Hawaiian Genealogy and Heritage website, yourislandroutes.com