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Offline F eq ma

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Google search pages beyond 5 tend to be bots or malware?
« on: Thu, 13 May 2021, 22:07:57 »
Anyone else noticing a large number of google search results for keyboards related topics beyond the 5th page seem to be bogus, or worse, malware click baits?   I have seen a lot of weird redirects and web pages obviously built for keyword hits.   I use an iPad for web browsing, so most of it is jailed, but wondering how many have been hit with malware in the community?

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Re: Google search pages beyond 5 tend to be bots or malware?
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 21 May 2021, 14:19:51 »
I don't think I ever click past the first page of results, definitely not past the second, so I haven't noticed. If something is that deep in my search results, I just try to refine my search terms or switch to a different search engine.
Maybe they're waiting for gasmasks and latex to get sexy again.

The world has become a weird place.

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Re: Google search pages beyond 5 tend to be bots or malware?
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 22 May 2021, 21:36:00 »
Anyone else noticing a large number of google search results for keyboards related topics beyond the 5th page seem to be bogus, or worse, malware click baits?   I have seen a lot of weird redirects and web pages obviously built for keyword hits.   I use an iPad for web browsing, so most of it is jailed, but wondering how many have been hit with malware in the community?

duckduckgo ftw

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Re: Google search pages beyond 5 tend to be bots or malware?
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 22 May 2021, 21:53:14 »
DuckDuckGo
Startpage
Searx.info
Pick one, or two, sometimes they have issues accessing Google's engine but they're MUCH better.

I was using DDG, but went to Startpage (better layout), now I use Searx (better still) with DDG as a backup (Startpage seems to have the most issues with the engine). I only use Google itself if I have to and I'm always amazed at how horrible it has become every time I do.
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Re: Google search pages beyond 5 tend to be bots or malware?
« Reply #4 on: Sat, 29 May 2021, 05:04:15 »
Anyone else noticing a large number of google search results for keyboards related topics beyond the 5th page seem to be bogus, or worse, malware click baits?   I have seen a lot of weird redirects and web pages obviously built for keyword hits.   I use an iPad for web browsing, so most of it is jailed, but wondering how many have been hit with malware in the community?
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Re: Google search pages beyond 5 tend to be bots or malware?
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 15 June 2021, 20:09:56 »
Has anyone noticed some searches with duckduckgo the results are different from google?

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Re: Google search pages beyond 5 tend to be bots or malware?
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 15 June 2021, 23:01:45 »
Has anyone noticed some searches with duckduckgo the results are different from google?
Google personalizes your results, your neighbor can do the same search and get a different result.

DDG acts as a proxy, meaning everyone's searches appear to be from one user or a handful, so while the results will be more consistent they won't be the same as YOU get from Google.
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