Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Why Bing & Yahoo Are Now Better Than Google (Google Does Suck)

Google continues to stumble on all fronts. Their latest gaffe is to determine for us what we should or shouldn't be able to buy or consume.  Yes, just like the United States government, now Google is determining which products are allowed to be advertised on Google Adwords. Google is now censoring the ads that appear in search results. Even if you are looking to buy a legal dietary supplement, you might not be able to find it on Google.

In a disgusting show of arrogance, Google has set their advertising policies so that they can exclude any natural supplement that they feel is dangerous, misleading or not as effective as a prescription drug. Translation " if big brother Google does not like a natural supplement, they will ban it from Google Adwords".

The end result is that if you go and search for a particular product because YOU HAVE DETERMINED THAT YOU WANT TO BUY IT AND YOU THINK IT IS SAFE, that is TOO BAD FOR YOU, as under the new Google policies for natural supplements, YOU MAY NOT FIND WHAT YOU ARE SEARCHING FOR!

Here is the language from Google Adwords regarding the Dietary Supplement advertising policy:

 "Google AdWords doesn't allow the promotion of the following pharmaceuticals and supplements, irrespective of any claims of legality:
  • Herbal and dietary supplements with active pharmaceutical or dangerous ingredients
  • Non-government approved or non-prescription products that are marketed in a way that implies that they're safe or effective for use in preventing or treating a disease or ailment
  • Products that imply or claim that they're as effective as anabolic steroids
  • Products that imply or claim that they're as effective as prescription weight-loss drugs
  • Products that imply or claim that they're as effective as prescription erectile dysfunction drugs
  • Products that contain ephedra
  • Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in relation to weight loss/weight control, or when promoted in conjunction with anabolic steroids
  • DHEA and melatonin products
  • Products that make false or misleading health claims
For a non-exhaustive list of prohibited pharmaceuticals and supplements, please see: Unapproved pharmaceuticals and supplements.
For additional information on the products we monitor under this policy, please visit www.legitscript.com.
Additionally, Google AdWords prohibits the advertisement of sites whose primary purpose is to sell products that claim or imply to be as effective as anabolic steroids, weight-loss drugs, erectile dysfunction drugs, prescription drugs, or controlled substances, irrespective of claims of legality.
Google AdWords may disallow the promotion of any dietary supplement, drug, or other product that's been the subject of any government or regulatory action or warning.
We also don't allow the promotion of products with names that are or may be confusingly similar to anabolic steroids, weight-loss drugs, prescription drugs, controlled substances, or other products that are banned under this policy, irrespective of any claims of legality. Examples include, but aren't limited to:
  • Phentrimine, phenermine, or phentramine (which are similar to the prescription drug "phentermine")
  • Calis, cealis or "herbal cialis" (which are similar to the prescription drug "Cialis")
  • D-Bol, Dinabol or dianibol (which are similar to the anabolic steroid "Dianabol") "

If you are looking for a better search experience and want to see the legal dietary supplements that you are searching for show up in the advertising results, then Bing & Yahoo offer a much better choice. They allow advertising of legal products and don't determine if they are good or bad or indifferent for you. Meaning, you make up your own mind and buy what you want. That is just a better way of doing business and I like finding what I am looking for without my results being censored.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Why Bing Is The New Google (and why google sucks)

Everyone knows the term "Google it". Google has become so successful that they are now a part of our everyday vocabulary. This was OK for as long as Google was serving up useful, unbiased results. But things are changing and not for the better at search giant Google.

You see, somewhere along the way, Google lost its real purpose. This is actually a very common phenomenom when any one organization grows to large and powerful. Google became great for one main reason. When people searched for a particular topic or keyword, Google returned the best and most relevant results, without bias.

This is unfortunately no longer true and I can sense the population is starting to figure it out. So what happened? Recently, Google made some big updates to its algorithm which had the effect of weeding out thousands upon thousands of highly relevant sites and replacing them with questionable sites as well as big branded sites with less relevancy to the topic or keyword being typed into the Google search box.

Google's results have gotten so bad recently that I have switch my default search engine to Bing. So now instead of "Google it" I "Bing it". Bing isn't perfect, but they are much more pure and less biased in their search engine results. So if you are tired of getting inferior results from an overgrown behemoth that tracks and records your every keystroke, you may wish to give Bing a try. I can assure you, you will be pleasantly surprised.