Awarn - 2:40 pm on Feb 19, 2013 (gmt 0)
This kind of makes me laugh when I sit back and think of it. For almost a year now I have been dealing with the big Google change that makes no sense to me. When I search for things I tend to use one to three words in the search phrase. I have always found that narrowed the selection down and worked well.
Now I get people that call us at times that start the conversation with hello I am so and so from some town in some state and I am looking for something (very generic term). The item is made by this company. The company made it in 2012. Then I get something like I saw it when my daughter and I were shopping in Dallas. Thats in in Texas you know. You know in that mall on such and such street. It was made by this designer etc etc.
All of this instead of telling the exact name of the item they are looking for. It drives me nuts when people do that. Instead of saying I want a 2012 blue widget, they define everything else but the actual item and they waste what seems like 5 minutes of my time. I have kind of learned to be patient and kind of wait for the punch line that actually defines what they are looking for. Now when I look at Googles knowledge engine today I think they are doing the exact same thing. I bet if we search that Joe Smith in BF, Texas is looking for a transportation vehicle that is sporty made by an American car manufacturer and the color of the sky, he will find a Blue Corvette someplace in Texas.
Maybe that is why we can't figure it out, because we just don't think like that. It just is not logical.