brinked - 7:03 pm on Dec 1, 2011 (gmt 0)
Hey guys. I did not intend to hijack this thread. The example I used is one of many on a daily basis that frustrates me. It does not frustrate me because I cant find what I am looking for, I am a proficient searcher and always find what I am looking for online. If it exists, I will usually find it.
The verbatim option as suggested by tedster does cause a much better match in results, but how many every day searchers even know that?
My problem was google removing the main keyword which was "dermatologist".
This frustrated me because I knew of several dermatologists in my area that were open on sunday and they are easy to find using bing or googles verbatim search.
5 years ago there was more spam to sift through in the results, but things were still faster to find. Today, there is less spam but it is also harder to find what you are looking for. I know this because as time has gone by, my searching skills have steadied or even improved but the results have been less accurate.