Over the last few weeks I’ve been becoming more and more frustrated with Google’s search. It’s only really one complaint, but it’s a pain.
In the olden days, when you searched for words that Google thought you may have misspelt, Google would provide all the matches for what you typed in with, additionally, a link to a search for Google’s spelling correction. That is to say, if I searched for the word ‘stuipd’, it would show me all the matches for ‘stuipd’ with a “Did you mean stupid” prompt.
This was fine.
However, now things have changed a bit. If you search for ‘stuipd’, you get all the matches for ‘stuipd’ and all the matches for ‘stupid’ automatically.
I came across it again yesterday when I searched for ‘schools using Fronter’, and Google decided I meant ‘Frontier’. Which I didn’t. It also chucked up a couple of hits for ‘Fronted’ as well. Rubbish.¬¨‚Ä† Turns out now I have to search for ‘schools using “Fronter”‘, with quotes.
Please can we go back to the old way, without Google trying to be too clever?