• @dstep@lemmy.ml
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      42 years ago

      If you get a reddit result in duckduckgo (or other search engine), for me it is usually much more helpful than other websites. It works with forums because you see the upvotes and comments.

    • Marxism-Fennekinism
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      Yet if you search in subreddits like /r/learnprogramming, you can still get a solution faster than on Google.

  • @BaumGeist@lemmy.ml
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    42 years ago

    I just recently started noticing a new brand of SEO that keeps plaguing my search results at work (I avoid Google at home):

    Anytime I search for answers to a question all the top results are these sites that are visually plain, written at a low level of reading comprehension (in very basic english), divided into sections that are one or two paragraphs each headed with a similar question to the one I searched. Sometimes there is a list of all the questions somewhere on the page, sometimes the answers are helpful, and it’s usually the article that Google has pulled for the “Featured Snippet” or the “People Also Ask” questions.

    Technically they do answer my questions, but I took notice because it feels so much like a page engineered for page views that it feels wrong and I like to verify sources before just accepting some random answer that “The Internet” gave me.

  • @Gamerie
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    22 years ago

    This is so true! Google used to be great years ago. But the whole “intelligent algorithm” destroyed it.