Google Personalized Search … Buggy? (Or is that a Feature?)

Okay, this is a rant that I’m going to get out while I have a chance. I’m logged onto my Google account and I’m looking for some images. One image caught my eye. When I moused over the image, I realized it was related to an article I wanted to follow up on. I accidentally closed out of the page with the results so I had to do the search (for the same criteria) once again. The results were different; the image I was looking for was gone.

I noticed this earlier this week as well. It was the same game — Google image results appear to vary. The extremely frustrating thing is that I actually clicked on the images, but in subsequent searches, Google did not opt to provide me with this content. Is Google trying to assume that because I visited that site, it is no longer pertinent to me, so it won’t serve me with the images that I am actually looking for?

So far, Google Personalized Search sucks. I urge you not to use it.

Tamar Weinberg is a hustler and juggler. She is the VP of Marketing at Ruxly Creative, a creative marketing agency. She's the Director of Sales at Internet Marketing Ninjas, a 100+ employee search engine marketing agency located in upstate New York. She also rocks global sales at financial media publication Wall St. Cheat Sheet. Finally, she is the Chief Strategy Officer of Small Business Trends. Oh wait, and she's also the community manager at Namecheap. Yeah, like a boss.

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