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Search is broken again.

Search is broken, part 532. But this time it's a Google bug. Here's an example: I couldn't find a recent excellent AskMe, until iconomy kindly answered my MetaAsk, noting it was called MySonHatesMeFilter. But using Google, even with that unique string, I don't find the original article, but Yahoo and MSN find it. I'm afraid Google is no longer necessarily "your best bet". How about adding Yahoo and MSN search boxes?
posted by Turtle on Dec 28, 2004 - 28 comments

Google Images of MetaFilter

What is Metafilter?
posted by seanyboy on Dec 20, 2004 - 54 comments

A question (about a sore nose) should have been answered by your mother/google.

I've just read the worst ask.me of all time and the risk of devaluing the site is irritating me to hell. I seem to remember a suggestion that maybe I should make use of google - does that sound like a reasonable soultion?
posted by dash_slot- on Nov 26, 2004 - 83 comments

Who wins the google war

Clash Of Teh Titans.
posted by keswick on Aug 12, 2004 - 11 comments

Google groups beta

I'm playing with Google's new entry into mailing lists. Let's give it a whirl, shall we?
posted by mathowie on May 12, 2004 - 25 comments

Does googling ask.metafilter.com get the archives?

Does googling ask.metafilter.com get the archives? I was gearing up to chime in about visiting Moab for i_cola, when I had a moment of deja vu. The domain restricted search turned up only two non-results... but searching on my MetaTalk comment history broght me what I was looking for.
posted by weston on May 5, 2004 - 6 comments

AskMe becoming New Google

a confession: I didn't use Google because a) I'm a lazy, lazy man b) I was curious to see how fast this site "works" for lazy guys like me (7 minutes) and c) I wanted to get the commentary from a generally smart, funny audience
posted by trharlan on Apr 14, 2004 - 130 comments

Does Google track where I'm from with cookies?

This is only tangentially related, but I'm curious - I used Google's new local search features, and this morning the Google ads on the home page had a couple local interest items in them for Los Angelenos like myself. I imagine my location has been cookied and now my visits to every site that runs Google text ads is logged as a visit by that guy from 90024... can anyone verify that? Also, curious if this means ads for product categories I've googled will soon start following me from blog to blog based on individual user recognition.
posted by jonson on Mar 20, 2004 - 8 comments

Punishment for "Just google it?" replies?

If quonsar can be banned for a week , what happens to the people who continually post about google to askme ?
posted by sgt.serenity on Mar 14, 2004 - 37 comments

big big google ad

These Google Ads are getting bigger and bigger, at least in some threads. They look like big vertical banners with BIG HEADLINES. WTF? Is this the face of all Google ads to come?
posted by jessamyn on Mar 3, 2004 - 20 comments

Parallel-universe network site invite

When MetaFilter's down, parallel-universe websites like Orkut contain valuable information as well as friendly confraternization - witness the MetaFilter board on the same website. Plus you get photos and intimate details of your favourite MeFi posters, whether friends or foes. How important are these parallel-universe network sites? Is Google's patronage indicative of things to come? And, yes, should we take over while it's hot? Does anyone want to be invited?
posted by MiguelCardoso on Feb 20, 2004 - 153 comments

Google query in lieu of an answer

In a recent AskMeFi thread a link to a Google query was provided in lieu of an answer [more inside].
posted by cedar on Dec 22, 2003 - 20 comments

Mefi not showing up as top search result on google

Could we fix this? [More inside]
posted by kickingtheground on Nov 5, 2003 - 36 comments

Googlewashing recursively

MetaFilter: Such a powerful force, it has "Googlewashed" the term "Googlewash".
Now, let's try a really challenging meme: OW! (which actually started here to give credit where it's... OW!
posted by wendell on Apr 5, 2003 - 5 comments

OMG!!!! Google Buys Metafilter!!!!

OMG!!!! Google Buys Metafilter!!!!
posted by muckster on Apr 1, 2003 - 69 comments

The Washington Post quotes MeFi on the Google-Pyra deal.

The Washington Post quotes MeFi on the Google-Pyra deal.
posted by liam on Feb 18, 2003 - 17 comments

Is Google indexing broken?

When I wanted to do a search to find out if someone had linked to a given site in a FPP yet, I decided to try something different. I went to old google and put in this URL, which was the link in the most popular FPPof the day exactly two weeks ago, as a "who link's to you?" search.

Shouldn't google have indexed the thread, then, since it links back to the original article? Strange, that it doesn't do this for a link and lenghty thread on a topic that will have serious implications for everyone on the internet, specifically Americans? Has google dropped the ball? Is this all just a bunch of Tom-Foolery?
posted by Hammerikaner on Nov 23, 2002 - 8 comments

Add google to MeTa search page

Certainly not a pressing need but I'd appreciate it if you could add the google search to the MeTa search page just like we have it on the MeFi search page.
posted by gen on Nov 11, 2002 - 10 comments

Fewer updates on google services pls

If I'm making something out of nothing, please let me know.

However, I was wondering if we could possibly put a stop to FPPs that report on every new feature at the Google website? Considering the hand-in-hand nature of MeFi users and Google, it seems to be a given that we will all discover these new features by ourselves...

Yes, I know, we can discuss the usefulness of these new features. However, since when was MeFi a web-tech / design forum? Google is cool, but I use the site dozens of times every day — as I'm sure most MeFI users do. I don't really think we need burning missives telling us that a new tab has been added. It's not like Google is crowded; we're not going to miss seeing it ourselves.

Like I said, if I'm completely off base, I'm more-than willing to concede.
posted by Dark Messiah on Sep 23, 2002 - 60 comments

Why do people engage in Google-bombing?

Why do people feel so thoroughly justified about engaging in Google bombing?

Why is your opinion about something so important as to justify monkeywrenching the best search engine (if not the best thing) on the net? Why is your self-righteous indignation more important that leaving well enough alone?

If it is so important to you, why don't you build something equivalent with the specific aim of "educating the people" and stop piggybacking off of Google?

I am interested in Matt's opinion on this, since he's one of the ones that set this whole thing off.
posted by Irontom on May 15, 2002 - 76 comments

Is Google bomb-proof now?

Is Google bomb-proof now? After seeing "verisign" posts all over the weblog world, I decided to check the progress on Google. The article calling for the bomb is #79 in a search for Verisign as of right now, and the link itself within the post doesn't show up in the first 100 results for me. Perhaps Google has gotten wise to everyone's shenanigans?
posted by mathowie on May 7, 2002 - 43 comments

Google Search

'Your original search: beer bottle betadene was misspelled and returned 0 results. The corrected search: beer bottle betadine was done instead and the results appear below.' Has Google always done this (ie, this just happens to be my first misspelled search to score zero hits), or is it something new?
posted by obiwanwasabi on Apr 14, 2002 - 17 comments

Why is my site not turning up in google?

speaking of google, i did a quick search of the name of my journal/blog/analfoam-site/whatever, called 'pigeonfarm', and metafilter came up a whole lot more than my site itself. anyone else got this going on?
posted by jcterminal on Mar 27, 2002 - 4 comments

google news is a weblog? news to me

Is Google News Search a weblog? Internet.com seems to think so: 'Googleblog': Search Firm Gets into Weblogging...
posted by andrewraff on Mar 27, 2002 - 9 comments

will googlebombing ruin google?

Slate wonders if Googlebombing will ruin the poor little seach engine that could. Cap'n Haughey gets a meniton for the Critical IP imbroglio. There's some weird editing botch at the end that I imagine will get ironed out later.
posted by Skot on Mar 25, 2002 - 13 comments

Is this a violation of privacy?

How do we feel about the real or imagined privacy violations involved in signing up for the google PageRank toolbar system? I find an old discussion here but the privacy issue really isn't discussed in detail. I seek the opinions of the learned.
posted by bingo on Mar 11, 2002 - 5 comments

Blogs and pagerank

The Google Time Bomb- how weblogs are increasingly influencing the algorithms of Google's search engine. It looks like fun could be had with this. (From Microcontent news)
posted by RobertLoch on Mar 4, 2002 - 28 comments

Google Appliance

The Google Appliance is an interesting move on the part of Google. Don't know how much it costs but it would be nice if they were to offer it for smaller sites.
posted by TNLNYC on Feb 11, 2002 - 14 comments

Did you mean Matt Haughey?

How do you know when you're a star on the Internet?

Google attempts to correct the spelling of your name.
posted by willnot on Jan 10, 2002 - 19 comments

Pagerank makes bad people findable

If you search for Bernard Shifman on Google, the number one result is the “Bernard Shifman is a moron spammer” page that was all over the web yesterday. His “official” web page (in an online directory) is now seventh or eighth on the list. Joseph Crosby (GM of the Houston Doubletree) has a similar problem.

If you accept the premise that many people will check out Google before hiring/dating/whatever someone, then these guys are in trouble for the foreseeable future. (more inside….)

posted by jpbutler on Jan 10, 2002 - 18 comments

Has anybody kept track of Metafilter's Google PageRank?

Has anybody kept track of Metafilter's Google PageRank? (the little green bar on the Google IE toolbar...dunno how else to view it) Creeping upward, I suspect, but I'm curious. As you all know, as it increases Metafilter threads become better candidates to be included in search results. I'm seeing more and more of them.
posted by lbergstr on Nov 28, 2001 - 15 comments

Better than Google Images?

Help: can anybody point me to the thread where they discussed various image-search engines better than google's? I think the original post was about one that used some sort of fuzzy logic system instead of just keywords.
posted by signal on Nov 6, 2001 - 5 comments

Money for Blogging and Your Chicks for Free

Blogging for cash? Anyone think that there's any sort of business model that could be applied towards weblogging? I've been thinking about something along the lines of text advertising, a-la Google's AdWords.
posted by owillis on Apr 23, 2001 - 9 comments

MeFi Pagerank rocks Scooby Doo Porn

This is incredible. While going through yesterday's stats (it was a slow sunday), I found a couple referrers from google, for "scooby doo porn" searches. So I tried it myself, and MetaFilter comes up third, for a comment made as a joke, making fun of search engines.
posted by mathowie on Nov 20, 2000 - 2 comments

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