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Google manipulate search results

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  1. legoknekt

    legoknekt Junior Member

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    I found this video and it's pretty funny how he accuses google for manipulating search results and showing google seach trends as proof...




    So what do you guys think ;)
     
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    What's there to say, he's right.
     
  3. The Owl

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    Probably in googles interest somehow to do that.
     
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    I Totally Agree!!!!!
     
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    Manipulating? Awkward for a company that says: "don't be evil". ;)

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    Matty Cutts denied it of course. Personally I think they're doing it --- without getting into politics, certain people, erm, Silicon Valley, benefits greatly from increased H1B visas and other mass-immigration.
     
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    I don't like her.
     
  9. legoknekt

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    Neither do I but I'd rather see her as president then trump tbh, it's a loose loose situation.

    But I don't understand why they just assume that google manipulates results, She has cash and probably a pr great agency or hired some seo agency to fix the search questions to her favor, who wouldn't right? oh yeah trump...
    If however google does this, it can change a election with up to 25% and that's just sick.
    A simple explanation about why trump have negative search results is because,
    1. he does not care if it's good or bad publicity, any publicity is good in his opinion, so why waste money?
    2. He is saying a lot of crazy shit just to get publicity.
    Make america great again, yeah well good luck having more black people in prison then there where slaves back in the days (sad but true).
     
  10. GORKA

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    Fuck no.
    I'd like trump over her.

    Hell no, she will make hell on earth.
     
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    I won't try to judge this particular situation, but Google, being practically the biggest player in the internet/tech industry has many connection to the US government. There is a lot of interesting stuff you can dig up, if you want to. Wikileaks had many good articles on that matter.

    Is it plausible that Google alters search results, news trends, Youtube recommendations to push its interests? Yes, of course.
     
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    BHW sure has alot of whiny cry babies lately, can't wait until feb 2017 when people calm down and stop worrying about other people's power+money and start caring more about their own power growth and money growth.
     
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    We know that Google is playing unfair sometimes. Still we can't so do sh!t about it, except to use Bing or other search engine.
     
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    I've said this before, I don't think that Google manually manipulates the results. If you know anything about AI and the Google algorithm you'd know that it would be a LOT of work just to tweak the code to put somebody on top.

    What I think DOES happen is this... Google's algo is hugely biased toward large sized sites with huge daily traffic, and lots of brand searches everyday. The result of this very generalized bias means that you tend to see more whales rank at the top of the SERPS than relevant niche sites. Google cares about relevancy too... but being a giant seems the #1 characteristic they care about. And its THIS that causes what many describe as "Google favoring Amazon/eBay/whoever" that you hear so much. Hopefully as Google evolves they change this, but I think its the result of them getting sick of weeding out spammy micro-niche sites so often.

    -ThopHayt
     
  15. Sherbert Hoover

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    No, no, no. No you fucks. No.

    Google autocomplete prunes out negative autocomplete results for everyone, not just Hillary Fuckface Benghazi Clinton. Type in "Bill Cosby rap" and see what it autocompletes to. It's based on regional search interest, but for me I get Bill Cosby Rapper, Bill Cosby Rap Album, Bill Cosby Rap Lyrics. Curiously nothing about the rape allegations.

    Type in "Brock Turner". Nothing about the fucking rapist asshole. But plenty of Brock Turner Letter, Brock Turner Statement, Brock Turner Swimming.

    Now try that shit in Yahoo and Bing.

    I literally only typed in "Hillary" and got autocompleted to Hillary Clinton Indictment, Hillary Clinton Emails, and Hillary Clinton Tax Returns. Trump doesn't have anything negative in AutoComplete, because that fucker has been high radar for years and has his hand in so many baskets it's fucking insane.

    Google isn't manipulating shit. They're just not trying to start shit either, and by keeping personal names from showing negative search autocompletes, they are doing just that, staying out of it, and probably preventing plenty of lawsuits.

    Now cut the conspiracy theory shit. Just because a video came from a popular source doesn't mean it's correct, and doesn't mean their writers know shit about search engines. Frankly, I'm surprised you idiots aren't more educated.
     
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  16. JokerSEO

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    Exactly what I was about to post. Google had no hand in altering any results. Just a bunch of conspiracy theorists coming out of the wood-works
     
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  17. yugejackpots

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    It filters out words such as "rape," of course dummy. But "Crooked H" should 100000% come up as Hillary.

    Does on Bing and Yahoo. I've been into SEO for 8+ years, I know the algorithm it should come up.
     
  18. Sherbert Hoover

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    Whoa, homie. Keep the hardcore political discussion and opinions out of the thread. That's against the BHW rules.
     
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    A) I'm not your homie.
    B) He mentioned rape-enabling, Saudi supporting Hillary in the previous post and I should be able to respond.
     
  20. Capo Dei Capi

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    Ok we need a godwin's type of law for this on BHW.
     
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