Accuracy is important for search engines





  • It's either me or because it's Friday, but I don't get the WTF...



  • Look at the website picture in the link, and then check the info box beside it.



  • It took me while when I first clicked on it.  Enough to make me check your posts to see if you were a spambot.  Maybe include some description next time?



  •  Calgary has been expanding an awful lot lately.

     



  • @Sutherlands said:

    It took me while when I first clicked on it. Enough to make me check your posts to see if you were a spambot. Maybe include some description next time?

    Hm. I read the thread, and I'm still going with spambot



  • Yes, TRWTF seems to be MasterSeek, which is horribly slow, in addition to wrong. I went to their home page and clicked on the Sony link:

    @MasterSeek said:

    Sony is a private company, located in Norman, OK in United States. Sony Support phone: +1 (405) 321 0817. Current estimates show that Sony has an annual revenue estimates of $ up to $1.000.000.000 or more. Sony employs a staff of approximately 1000 and more. Sony provides services related to Ret misc merchandise, . Sony, the premier provider of networked consumer electronics and entertainment, is becoming increasingly efficient, agile and innovative – although it still faces steep competition from Samsung. The business has been negatively impacted by the appreciation of the yen and the recession’s impact on customers’ purchase patterns, but Sony continues to differentiate itself from other consumer electr...

    Obvious WTFs highlighted for your pleasure. I wonder what "Ret misc" merchandise is. Retail miscellaneous?

    Hmmm.....looks like the idea is you register your company, and then maintain your own profile or whatever. So maybe TRWTF is the classics plus guys.



  • Actually, the title of the page is its own WTF, too.

    This is kind of like one of those "What's Wrong" covers for Highlights for Children! Oh, man, that takes me back.



  • It's even worse than that. Apparently, according to the box at bottom right of that page: "Your broswer doesn't support frames." [sic] Obviously I need a better broswer than the one I use right now.



  • @zipfruder said:

    http://www.masterseek.com/Classics-Plus-LLC_profile_3490628.htm

     

     

     

    I think TRWTF is search engines other than Google and Bing.  Anyone who still thinks a search engine is a good investment is better off putting their money in a hole and peeing on it.

     



  • @Master Chief said:

    I think TRWTF is search engines other than Google and Bing.  Anyone who still thinks a search engine is a good investment is better off putting their money in a hole and peeing on it.

    Even after the success of Cuil? You're crazy!



  •  any two letter search returns:








    test







    Search input to short


     



  • @Helix said:

     any two letter search returns:








    test







    Search input to short


     

    You're doing it... HOLY SHIT WAT?

    @Helix said:

    <p>&nbsp;any two letter search returns:</p><p><br></p><table id="ctl00_ContentPlaceHolder1_Newresultctrl2011_1_tblMainControl" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr id="ctl00_ContentPlaceHolder1_Newresultctrl2011_1_trTDResultText"><td id="ctl00_ContentPlaceHolder1_Newresultctrl2011_1_tdResultText" style="padding-top:10px;padding-bottom:10px;vertical-align:top;">test</td>
                                            </tr>
                                            <tr id="ctl00_ContentPlaceHolder1_Newresultctrl2011_1_trNewResultText">
                                                    <td id="ctl00_ContentPlaceHolder1_Newresultctrl2011_1_tdNewResultText" style="padding-bottom:10px;" class="resultNewdesc2009"><br></td>
                                            </tr>
                                            <tr>
                                                    <td style="vertical-align:top;">
                <table id="tblResultTop" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0">                          
                    <tbody><tr id="ctl00_ContentPlaceHolder1_Newresultctrl2011_1_trNoResultTextArea">
                                                            <td colspan="3">
                            <table id="ctl00_ContentPlaceHolder1_Newresultctrl2011_1_tblNoResultTextArea" style="padding-top:10px;">
                                                                    <tbody><tr>
                                                                            <td id="ctl00_ContentPlaceHolder1_Newresultctrl2011_1_tdNoResultTextArea" colspan="3"><p>Search input to short</p><p><br></p></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table><p>&nbsp;</p>

    Now that's disturbing. Anyway what I was going to say: You're doing it wrong. The Ajaxy search-as-you-type does give you results for two-letter companies. All you have to do is not hitting "seek". Duh.


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