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Old 04-21-2014, 10:07 AM   #1
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Google Useless Search on "Retirement" Words

I have found that Google doesn't do a decent job returning worthwhile content regarding retirement, investing, and so forth. I guess there are so many people who want to retire and are searching for key-terms that the blogosphere and financial porn industry have captured all the search hits.

Blogging about early retirement seems to be a way to fund "retirement."
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Old 04-21-2014, 10:22 AM   #2
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I have found that Google doesn't do a decent job returning worthwhile content regarding retirement, investing, and so forth. I guess there are so many people who want to retire and are searching for key-terms that the blogosphere and financial porn industry have captured all the search hits.

Blogging about early retirement seems to be a way to fund "retirement."
Some of the worst "retirement" blogs are thinly veiled advertisements for services like Personal Capital. Very thin on content, but studded with ads.
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I often find that DuckDuckGo.com gives me different and better search results, not bumping up the junk the way Google does. Also I use Ixquick and Startpage. All three of these do not track your searches, and the latter two are based outside the US for added protection if you worry about NSA watching you. Startpage seems to more closely find the Google stuff. I don't use Google anymore except for the rare specific search types that they provide exclusively.
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Google searches are nothing but web sites that have rigged their pages with appropriate search terms, unless you can qualify the search to a specific site, it's basically junk.
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Finances is such an abstract and complicated area of interest, there's so much misinformation out there. Google throws everything that's out there together, so always be careful. Really be wary of all financial information going around on the internet. Websites like this are a lot more reliable than search engines though.
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Further thoughts on my complaint...

Most bloggers today (financial and otherwise) write really crappy content. I cannot wait until Google fixes their search engine to actually demote those who are good "platform" building but provide fluff.

Today's Internet is a mile wide and and inch deep.
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Don't you mean 24,901 miles wide?World wide web after all.(See there are some things you can google.)
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Don't you mean 24,901 miles wide?World wide web after all.(See there are some things you can google.)
Actually, you're correct. Google seems to excel at Long Tail searches but really has a tough time identifying real authority sites for Fat Head searches.

How to Identify Long-Tail Keywords for Your SEO Campaign

One problem is there are people who aren't authorities on what they're writing about, but they are experts in search ranking. The only goal is to rank, get a click through, and capture ad / affiliate revenue.
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