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Google Dumbs Down Search Results With “Reading Level” Filter

  1. darkside profile image84
    darksideposted 5 years ago

    Full story here (I chopped some bits out when pasting it here)

    It would seem that hubpages.com is 60% dumb.

    1. Pcunix profile image91
      Pcunixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I just checked my main site. It's only 15% dumb smile

    2. Brooke Lorren profile image76
      Brooke Lorrenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Posting something at a "basic" level doesn't mean that the author is dumb.

      Part of what I do in my writing is take stories from advanced books and write them so that the average person can understand it.  If they want the advanced version, they can buy the book (which I'll gladly sell them).

      The average internet user wants the "basic" version.

      1. darkside profile image84
        darksideposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Yes, I do actually know that.

        Checking a few of my own hubs shows that they are basic. Indeed I do get a lot of praise for explaining certain things in a way that most people can understand.

  2. wilderness profile image96
    wildernessposted 5 years ago

    A sign of the times, I guess.  Although it might be nice to know that it is "advanced" sometimes.

  3. rebekahELLE profile image90
    rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago

    it's crazy everything that google can do.. I can see how that could enhance searches.

    have any of you have google tv?  my son just installed it yesterday on his tv, truly amazing.

    google certainly has an empire.