What to do when the Number One Answer on Google is Wrong?

Jump to Last Post 1-5 of 5 discussions (15 posts)
  1. Gordon Hamilton profile image98
    Gordon Hamiltonposted 7 years ago

    I'm sorry but this is a genuine question - I don't know the answer. smile

    I was genuinely searching for something on Google tonight (cooking related) and Google UK returned more than 600 million results. I am a little bit in shock because the top answer appears to be from the forum section of the site of a top chef and it's not rocket science to know that only an oven explosion will result. Any semi-competent cook, or anyone with basic scientific knowledge, would recognise it as a no-no. Curious that the site has only text and no pictures...

    What would you do if you found such a high profile Google result - in any type of search - which is so obviously entirely worthless and totally wrong?

    1. Hollie Thomas profile image60
      Hollie Thomasposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I'd write something which is hopefully better and by far more useful

      1. paradigmsearch profile image89
        paradigmsearchposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Hollie is on to something. Rewrite it right and submit it to them for posting and giving you full credit.smile

      2. Gordon Hamilton profile image98
        Gordon Hamiltonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        That's my intention going forward, Hollie. smile  I feel comforted by the fact that I certainly couldn't do much worse than the present Number One. Just feeling really sorry for the decent articles below that... that... "Whatever..."

        1. Hollie Thomas profile image60
          Hollie Thomasposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          In the end Gordon, frauds may make it to number one, but if their content is rubbish, they'll get outed. Write the hub, let it mature, good content gets noticed. Crap content eventually dies. smile

          1. Gordon Hamilton profile image98
            Gordon Hamiltonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Excellent point, I'm going for it - thanks, Hollie and paradigmsearch! smile

            1. Hollie Thomas profile image60
              Hollie Thomasposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              Go for it, You're a perfectionist, I can tell by your hubs It will be the best.

              1. Gordon Hamilton profile image98
                Gordon Hamiltonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                Thank you for the encouragement, Hollie. smile  I don't know about the perfectionist bit but I will be certainly giving it a go. My tactics are slightly altered after what I have seen from these results but I'll still be going for it smile

            2. paradigmsearch profile image89
              paradigmsearchposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              smile

  2. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 7 years ago

    I'd email the site that has the bad info and warn them?

    1. Gordon Hamilton profile image98
      Gordon Hamiltonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I've tried, paradigmsearch. To be perfectly honest, I don't know whether my message was accepted or not. The response on my screen asked me to register for various sites and I declined. Typical in such circumstances, I know...

  3. Stacie L profile image88
    Stacie Lposted 7 years ago

    Google is broken...

  4. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 7 years ago

    And include a link to your profile and/or a hub or two. smile

    1. Gordon Hamilton profile image98
      Gordon Hamiltonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I should have done. I'm just a shy, Scots rural boy at heart, without that level of confidence... wink

  5. IzzyM profile image88
    IzzyMposted 7 years ago

    I was reading some techy forums this morning, and it seems there is a huge resurgence of totally irrelevant material rising to the top of the Google at the moment.
    So, Google is broke.

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)