EditorialGuy - 10:08 pm on Sep 23, 2013 (gmt 0)
sometimes i think it would be great if we could just return everything to the way it was in the old days -- ranking pages by the words written on them.
That approach worked adequately when the Web was a lot smaller than it is now. Today, it's likely to be impractical. You'd just end up with a long list of results that you'd have to vet on your own.
Being able to filter out certain types of results ("commercial" or "information") would certainly help, though. And wouldn't it be nice if Google Search let us turn off "universal search" when we simply wanted to look for Web pages from the Web at large instead of videos, images, news stories, local businesses, etc.?