I wanted to Google some info on laminated plastics.
What did I get?
A whole slew of sites which offered me links to the very same people I
was looking for.
It seems that every time I want to do a search, some asshole gets in my
way with a site of their own who seems to have sorted out for me what it
is I am looking for.
I am starting to really dislike that.
http://www.givemebackmygoogle.com/ inserts a long string in your search
that blocks much of that crap. As an example, if I'm researching an old
R'n'B group I don't particulary care to view every eBay listing that
includes the group name. This does a nice job blocking those (and
other) listings, so I can more quickly find that nobody knows nothing
I suppose you could just grab the GMBMG string
and save it as a little text file to paste in every time you're looking
for something, but that adds a couple steps. Not to mention you have to
remember where you filed it...
NICE!! Thank you!
I didn't see this the first time around. Looks very interesting. I often
have to use google for an hour or two at a time and it gets old very fast.
Putting things in quotes often does little or nothing to limit unrelated
Another big annoyance is when trying to buy a product that may not be in
stock. Reputable websites will let you know it is out of stock. Scumbag
vendors will just subsitute another product.
One: I tried this and it seemed that all I got was the ebay type site.
I put it in the search box after I put in the items for which I was
searching. Is this where this should go.
Second: If you using an addon like Clippings it is quite easy to right
click in the search window and past the above string from Clippings.
ie you don't have to remember where you saved it.
There are two faces to this -- the "grab the search term and offer it for
sale" face and the "consolidate all of the results on our own web page"
Sometimes it gets downright silly. Doing an Ask or Bing (I don't use
Google if I can avoid it) for something like "wicker man" or some other
thing and you get the top search sponsored links that give a response like
"Get your iron man run for less at amazon.com" or "Find your wicker man at
Target for less".
Then there is the result that you describe, pushing you to a web page that
purports to have the information you request. Even after the frustration of
finding out the web page doesn't have any information, but just the links
you were seeking from the search, most of the time, the links don't even
seem to be anywhere close to what you are looking for.
There is never a situation where having more rounds is a disadvantage
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