You hear me? It’s a waste of time! How so? Well let me explain it a little bit.
I am not talking about using Google correctly, but rather they way that people
today tend to use Google. The company itself is a huge success and albeit it has
had some flops (Google Wave, anyone?) it has all in all created a suite that
has made the former software giants tremble in their boots. Kudos to em I say!
But, the term “googling” has surfaced for a reason. It is used instead of “searching”.
That in itself is a testament to the impact Google has had on the common mind.
I am not sure wich searchengine that delivers the most accurate search results
and I really dont mind scrolling a little to find whatever I am looking for, however
what I do hate is blaring ads everywhere that takes away my focus from what I am
doing and that is why I started using Google way back when. Yes, I use it myself.
However, with Google a few negative things has come into play.
First out, the Googlebrains
Now, for some reason these people are the biggest timewasters on the planet to anyone
who has ever worked where URLs are involved. First off they seem to think that Google
actually IS the internet. Well, here is a newsflash. Its not. Internet is older then Google.
Second, Google may be a big, even the biggest, company regarding the ‘net but it doesnt
control it unless you let it.
Now, here is a pet peeve. Googling a URL.
DONT! It is a major time waster. Someone sent you the URL for a reason and most likely
that reason is for you to save time, instead of locating the correct URL, they simply handed
it to you. And here are the 2 scenarios that takes place:
1. You click the URL or paste it into the adressbar of your browser and voila! You are on the correct page.
2. You browse to www.google.com,
copy the link, in some cases even painstakingly type the URL into the search bar and hit “search”
You find something that resembles what you look for, click it, and ends up at another page that
was not the one you needed/wanted and you do the whole procedure again.
Stop it already!
Google really should have educations in “Using searchengines 101” or at least push this URL more:
FOR PETE’S SAKE DONT GOOGLE IT, JUST CLICK IT!
Now, imagine this: You are on a tight schedule, you are just about to leave, and you work
with telephone support for this or that product, and you know that the correct answer
is on a short and handy URL.
Stressed as you are, you hand the URL to the caller and you can actually HEAR how this
person uses google for the URL, then reads out loud on a vastly different topic. If you are
lucky, it may be on the correct domain, but totally wrong information. so, you have to do it
over and over again. Instead of a 2 minute conversation, you end up having a 15 minute
conversation and STILL have to explain the why and how of the question at hand and you
have missed your bus home.
Welcome to the real world.
I think I have got most out of my system now, but I may break out more on this
when my mood goes sour.
Ya all take care now.
Wasn’t the URL clear enough for people? Take a look at this:
Well, as you may have noticed this one has been very stagnant for a while. The reason for this is a secondary blog that I am working on wich mainly consist of guides, tips and tricks regarding technical matters ranging from simple things as digital TV to IPV6.
The blog itself can be found here: http://www.tekniskt.se
It is a corroboration of several of my colleagues and is written in swedish, wich for me is quite the change seeing as I mainly
write in english, albeit bad english, but still.
So, now I am back at working on this one, and
I have to say that it’s a sweet pleasure to be
in a site where I feel I dont have to take the same caution regarding SEO and similar just
because I really dont care for the ranking
on this page. The readers I have will keep reading and never mind if I am on the first place on a google search or not.
However, this site will have quite a bit of overhauling before it is complete but I feel
that I have made good progress sofar.
What do you think?
A few posts back I started ranting about “Googlebrains”. Well, the more I think about it, the more the
term catches on. Think about it. What is happening with the surfing on the web? It is no longer surfing
as it was, its now “Googling” and really, you can build a new browser without an adress field, because
really, people seems to not care what a domain name is, you can now collect every single frigging
website within googles server and rename the internet to “GooglePlex” … oh shit. Dont tell google because
they will try to create it.
So, lets cancel all domain names, because they are no longer relevant as people wont use them anyhow,
and at the same time, remove creative naming, because since everything is more or less surfed on through
Google, a number based on visitors should be used, and since it doesnt really matter what number you
have because Google almighty will index this themselves in real time, you can use GoogleEngineOptimization
to get more visitors and the one that has the lowest number wins! And in reality, this too wont matter because
the 100 lowest numbers will be pornsites no matter what other people do.
People, wake up and smell the coffee!
Domain names are there for a reason, they tell you where things are located. Lets review the basics of a domain name
and what it is. Take for instance this blog. This blog has a few adresses but the most used is “http://blog.zutgorak.se”
http:// means that we are using the protocol named “hypertext transport protocol”
blog is a subdomain of the domain:
zutgorak wich is situation within the:
.se country toplevel domain.
It is even clearer if you take an e-mail adress.
Person situated at the hotmail server in the .com Generic TopLevel Domain.
Makes sense doesnt it?
When some people “surf” they wasting time by first surfing to http://www.google.com then
typing in, in some cases, even the correct adress that they are supposed to surf to, then
waiting for Google’s loading time, then locating the correct URL because it is not certain
that the adress that you want is the first link that shows up, then clicking on it, and ending
up at the wrong page anyhow because the link that you clicked leads to a subpage and
forced to do the same thing over again but choosing a different link, when the only thing needed
is to locate the adress bar and typing in “www.xxxxxxxxx.xxx” where the series of X is
the adress you want to go to. Is that so hard?
We need to raise the awareness of how a webbrowser works, and more importantly, how
a search engine works and HOW TO USE IT CORRECTLY!
Enough ranting for today. Lets go.
It is the new term for people who cant think for themselves but use google for pretty much everything
and usually using it wrong! It is really really annoying to give someone a specific url, and they GOOGLE the url!
Well, you will end up at the wrong place, trust me on that one and the only thing that will happen is that the person
who is telling you the adress, will only get frustrated at your inability to understand how to use a URL.
I have, today alone, ran into several things that made me want to strangle people in general and let
me tell you, the common denominator in it all, is Google, and how people use it. Now, from how a search
engines indexing work, if you search a url, SOMETIMES you will get a link to the URL, but very often,
you will get a link to a page that mentions the URL and well….. now you have just wasted my time and
proven to me that you are 1. unable to take simple directions, and 2. that you really dont know the first
thing on how to use a webbrowser.
It has come to the point that people dont use the term “URL” or “adress” anymore, the phrasing is not “Wich
adress does that site have”, the phrase has, for some reason morphed into “How do I google that” Now, do you
want to go to the url I just gave you, or do you want to find other sites that lists the URL I gave you?
The usage of google has spiraled out of control and it seems that this in itself is actually narrowing peoples
minds instead of widening it, and frankly, it frightens me. Everything now is Google Google Google. How does my
page rank on google, how can you help me get better google rank, how can you bla bla bla google bla bla bla.
Geez Louise! Stop it already. Google is a search engine. I use it to look up things, not as a proxy to surf to sites
that I already have the target URL for!
Google is a great search engine, and their mail is good too, but seriously, from the way people are using it,
it appears that pretty soon, someone will make a religion with the commandment “Thou must always start with Google”
and I will be damned if that religion wont beat both christianity, islam and buddhism as the leading religion in the
world, just because the neverending flock of sheep that cant seem to leave google alone.
You want to use google, here is a link to you: Very useful link!
You want a tip in text? Here you go. If you know the URL, type it, if you DONT know the url, Google the sites name.
Google has now released the lists of the most common search words on its search engine.
Fastests growing (Sweden)
7. bdb (billddagboken)
Most popular search terms Sweden
8. bdb (bilddagboken)
And from what I can see it’s nothing really there that surprises me. However, on the list of fastest growing, overall,
you see something funny.
Fastest growing globally
1. michael jackson
6. new moon
7. lady gaga
8. windows 7
10. torpedo gratis
Look at number 9 .. someone googled a URL. Now, I can see someone google a URL if you want to know more
about the URL, but seriously, fastest growing on place number 9 ? Why not just go to the URL instead and
save you some time sifting through the sponsored links?