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gollum
 
Reply Thu 19 Sep, 2019 02:38 pm
When I do a Google Search I receive a successful hit after inputting only a few words.

Does google use information use information from my prior searches in selecting hits for my current search?
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Sturgis
 
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Reply Thu 19 Sep, 2019 03:06 pm
@gollum,
Yes.

www.wsoaonline.com/does-your-internet-history-effect-google-search-results/
RABEL222
 
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Reply Fri 20 Sep, 2019 12:58 pm
@Sturgis,
I wish that they had fewer ads and more information on the searches.
roger
 
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Reply Fri 20 Sep, 2019 05:53 pm
@RABEL222,
If you mean ads listed as search results, you can eliminate many by putting in your search string followed by 'faq' (frequently asked questions) - without the apostrophe. It then knows you are looking for facts instead of ads. It isn't perfect.
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maxdancona
 
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Reply Fri 20 Sep, 2019 06:27 pm
Google provides a service that costs millions pf dollars to develop which you use for free.

If you aren't the customer, you are the product.
RABEL222
 
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Reply Sun 22 Sep, 2019 04:37 pm
@maxdancona,
At one time you got a specific answer for a specific question. Not 10 adds before you got to the answer. And the adds are something you have looked up so they keep track of everything you do on the internet. Something the government should look at rather encourage as a good practice.
roger
 
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Reply Sun 22 Sep, 2019 07:06 pm
@RABEL222,
I agree.
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maxdancona
 
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Reply Sun 22 Sep, 2019 07:32 pm
@RABEL222,
RABEL222 wrote:

At one time you got a specific answer for a specific question. Not 10 adds before you got to the answer. And the adds are something you have looked up so they keep track of everything you do on the internet. Something the government should look at rather encourage as a good practice.


At one time, Google was not a profitable company. The advertisements are paying for the engineering and the servers.

You have choices.

I wonder what would happen if some entrepreneur decided to start a company without ads. They could charge a monthly subscription fee that would allow you to make all of the searches you want.

Is that a business model you would prefer?
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oralloy
 
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Reply Sun 22 Sep, 2019 08:02 pm
Google is evil. Use DuckDuckGo if you need to do a search.

And use software that blocks the tracking of your browsing habits.

Privacy Badger and Decentraleyes are essential browser addons.

Be careful of the DuckDuckGo addon though. It fights with Decentraleyes.
Sturgis
 
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Reply Sun 22 Sep, 2019 09:42 pm
@oralloy,
Whereas Google has many problems, I find it infinitely better than duckduck when it comes to complete and comprehensive searches.

The ads which Google puts up are not much of an issue for me. Knowing that they do this, I keep an eye out for the little tag next to them which says Ad and don't click on the subject box.
oralloy
 
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Reply Sun 22 Sep, 2019 10:00 pm
@Sturgis,
I usually find DuckDuckGo sufficient for my search needs.

But even if you need to use Google, Privacy Badger and Decentraleyes will protect your privacy and make the internet a friendlier place.
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lvenkat
 
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Reply Thu 26 Sep, 2019 02:15 am
@gollum,
Yes.
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