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Google Search Results Are At Best 80% And At Worst Less Than 10% Accurate

When you enter a search for any word or name, Google returns with the results which are based on the computer you are using and which version of Google you have functioning on it. With every different version of Google, the search results vary. Mostly, the search results are given by the Google version which is the least busy at the time of your query, according to an interesting article on BBC’s online magazine. For some, it might not be a surprise to know this. But Google is used by most internet users as it is the largest search engine in the world. Despite this, not many internet users know this fact of Google’s operation.


The method is simple and for a super-computer working behind to cater to all of the queries that Google receives, it has to deal with it within a second or two. Also, another factor that changes the search results from one computer to another and from one version of Google to another is your own search history as Google now gives personalised results for search queries. The location is the fourth element that comes into play when searching online on Google. Often when one is getting bored and can think of nothing else interesting to do, people do tend to search for their own selves online. Sometimes, they search for themselves with purpose.

But for whatever reason they type in their names and Google themselves, the accuracy of results will depend on how much popular you are. If you are a well-known person, chances are that Google also knows you and will return back results accordingly. But if you are a regular person with not much reach of face or name familiarity, then there are chances that your search for your online presence will result in the combination of first names of two people, provided that you don’t have an extremely unique name.

Also, another important thing to remember about Google search results is that never go the number of search results it tells you it has on your search word or term, because it is 80% accurate in the first case of one word and 50% accurate in case of two words term. The more you increase number of words in your search query, but less accurate the results would get. The reason is again very understandable, because that super-computer working to get you what you have requested has to go through a plethora of documents, which it scans for spams and excludes them from the results it provides you. Often, in its quickness, results are less accurate the more the number of search terms increase.

To get the most accurate results, use of inverted commas is paramount. This specifies your request and Google is able to deliver as per your search in a better accurate way. The number of search results that it shows you, which are often in millions for a popular word or term, are not all viewable as one would think, because that number is just a fast estimate. This is why often when you try to go through all of the pages that have resulted from your search you are not able to view them all, because they are less accurate to what you have been looking for. The accuracy of search terms can drop as low as merely 10%. Search engines in principle and in theory can only cover a fraction of the whole worldwide web. Hence the complexity of search engines continues despite them getting developed each year.

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