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"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot,
by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse.
" -- Me

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Really, Google? No Gun Results?

The other day, I searched on Google for sellers of a certain type of ammunition. What I was looking for was a decent deal on .38+P lead semi-wadcutter hollowpoints.

Google (correction: shopping, not general Google) came up with nothing. Bing, on the other hand, showed a few results.

I've used Google for my browsers' homepage for many years, but no more. I've been also trying out a search enginge called Duck Duck Go.

I'm not going to blast Goggle for this. They're a corporation, they have the right to censor their search results any damn way that they see fit.

But I don't have to use them. And neither do you.

7 comments:

TK said...

Really? I just did a search on ".38 special ammo" on Google and got a couple of pages of useful returns: Cabelas, Cheaper Than Dirt, Ammo Engine.com, Midway.com, Sportsman's Guide, AmmoSeek...

I've never had trouble with Google returning gun-related searches.

Adrian Demarais said...

Maybe something at your ISP? Ijust pasted that entire line
.38+P lead semi-wadcutter hollowpoints
into my google bar,and got
About 46,100 results (0.34 seconds)
the first listing being this.
(This text tool insists no such thing as a hyphenated word, therefore the URL
georgia-arms.com was really
georgiaarms.com split over two lines.)

.38 Special 158gr Lead Semi-Wadcutter Hollow Point +P 100pk
georgia-arms.com/38special158grleadsemi-wadcutterhollowpointp10...
Out of stock due to component shortage! Continue to check availability on web. Item Number: G38E-100

bmq215 said...

Never had a problem with Google and guns. Cutting and pasting led me to a number of ammo sources and gun forums. The first link you posted was right on the bottom of the page.

endlesssillyseason said...

I don't seem to have problem finding ammo using the regular search. Using their shopping search is a different story though (can't find any ammo there).

Bustednuckles said...

I actually cut and pasted a website address for a workplace training video to Google and it sent me a list of "related" sites that had nothing to do with what I was looking for,twice. Duck Duck Go sent me right to it.
I have been using Bing and Duck Duck for a while now.

Old NFO said...

Huh, hadn't notice that, but I've got all mine on the link bar... thanks!

Cujo359 said...

Google tries to tailor your search results to what it thinks you want. It keeps a record of your past queries and uses them to try to figure out what your interests might be. I don't know why it failed in this case, but that may explain why you saw one thing, and Adrian Demarais saw something else.

These days, I only use Google as a last resort. DuckDuckGo and Yahoo usually work just fine for me.