101 Things I Don’t Know How To Teach My Son (But Wish I Could) #16 google Lessons

Dear Son,

google is an amazing company. I’m really quite blown away by what they’ve built and continue to build.

Yet somehow, despite all the sophisticated search engine algorithms and computing power, I frequently see results from yahoo answers on my SERP #1.

You’re probably still laughing, but it bears repeating that “yahoo answers” is worse than useless. It is a time waster and the nonsense they allow to be published is frequently misleading.

How a great company like google can allow this is worth contemplating.

If you don’t want to contemplate google’s search engine nuances, at least remember to include -yahoo.com and / or
-yahoo.ca in your search queries. That way you’ll exclude the crap from yahoo answers.

Love Dad

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