ColourOfSpring - 10:46 am on Apr 4, 2013 (gmt 0)
For example, when it comes to medical information I really don't want to lean heavily on off-brand information. It can be interesting for input's sake, but make it easy for me to find the pubmed's of the world, too.
tedster, medical searches are a good example of where Google are REALLY bad - they put way too much weight onto a very small cluster of sites - livestrong, mayoclinic, webmd etc - they pop up every time no matter what symptoms / medical query you put into Google. They offer generalised information at best that you often feel is written by someone who is NOT an expert on the subject, which is often not what you want when you want EVERY detail on a particular ailment. The real niche sites - often ones dedicated to the ailment, that feature communities discussing the ailment - are usually buried somewhere on page 2 or downwards. I've often had to make 10 or more searches in Google - starting off short tail and then increasingly longer tail - to find those kinds of sites. Why aren't those sites near the top for the ailment-related queries?