A diffuse and thoroughly unscientific impression I’ve formed in the last few years is that online search algorithms have got poorer and poorer with the passage of time.
I’m well aware that choice of search terms is important, and that the use of qualifiers matters, but both of these seem to make next to no difference now.
This is as true of say - a petfood wholesaler’s webshop - as it is of Google.
It’s fucking frustrating, since, being lazy, I used to use search terms to get to things I knew exist, but couldn’t be arsed to bookmark.
These days, a highly specific search will yield literally 1000s of results - all of which, outside of 1 - 5, are all largely irrelevant, and include endless identical repetitions of the same irrelevant unwanted shit.
I guess like so much general shittyness in the wider world, someone, somewhere is making a lot of money off the back of this - the near monopoly of Amazon certainly shines brightly among them, but why would a vendor website be equally fucking useless? All that does is drive me into the arms of the competition.
tl;dr - fuck this ghey earth and its limitless cuntiness