Often it’s pretty obvious when one thing is clear better than another. It’s another thing when someone tells you it’s better or that’s just what’s the norm today. But is it true because everyone tells you it is? It’s not up to other people to decide for us. Rather, it’s on us to be able to make informed decisions for ourselves. It’s becoming a large issue that people are becoming unable to make an informed decision on their on. In our day and age the first thing people go to in order to research a topic is Google. But is Google the best option? I raise this question in order to put the King of search engines, Google, that’s been well established to the test and see if, after all these years, it’s the most reliable. The first step in reliable information is having a reliable place you can get that information. For that reason I felt this topic was imperative to delve into.
While the topic is important to cover there were some issues that were pretty evident early on. Search Engines are very much clouded in mystery in how one does their algorithm compared to the other as explain in Part 2. It’s a competition so it’s not surprising but it does make comparing them on a reliable level difficult to do. We know of the many things that affects the search results so what exactly should we do? Should we test them all? No, of course not. For the purpose of this article isn’t to decide which is superior overall and in ever aspect but rather to be able to conclude that one search engine is best when be able to receive information. That’s why I, when having to go into the criteria of Algorithm, I chose to put both Search Engine’s relevancy of search results to the test. While you could say clicks and links paying to be closer to the top is plausible it’s something that isn’t covered because it’s not relevant to our topic. Regardless if it does play into the algorithm so long as the results stay relevant it’s fine. This was really the biggest issue when trying to answer the question posed. It’s the same as comparing Sky Blue to Baby Blue, while they are the same color they’re also different. What we’re looking at is how they are different and how that plays into the topic of Research and News.
Although they’re search engines it’s important to keep in mind that it’s a business too. Had I come into this while considering this it would’ve changed the perspective of the article from “which is better for research” to “Which is more honest in Search Results.” But, to be honest, if I was to search something up related to some topic I want to prove I could care less if someone paid to have an advantage so long as it was relevant. For that reason alone I concluded that it was irrelevant to my topic.
I had issues trying to delve into the different criterion while not trying to ramble on restating something I restated before. Often, when both search engines have similar results when compared on the same criteria, it becomes less about what’s good about the search engine but rather about what’s bad. Focusing on the weak points while turning a blind eye to the plus sides. There’s more than one side to a coin and this is only one side. Search Engines are similar. Therefore I made the decision to compare both search engine’s weak points. Doing so makes it clearer which is better. The biggest issue when comparing was really “What should I put as the Input that really shows the difference in quality between the two?”
Considering my criteria, and reflecting back on the issues I’ve had, it’s pretty clear that reducing the criteria and choosing specific criteria that could clarify the difference between the two is better. I believe increasing to criteria in order to “break it down” even more would make the results redundant. It doesn’t require one to break down an image pixel by pixel to realize it’s a picture of a Balloon. In the same way, I find it pointless to break the two search engines down to their very core in order to determine something as obvious as superiority.
One thing I would’ve done differently is make it clear to the reader the differences. Clear cut and not vague. Something they can read and realize the differences and hopefully raise more questions. This is information I want to give so they know that one is superior to the other, but also allow them to dive into the topic on their own to be able to figure out the specifics on their own. It’s one thing to research a topic and another to put it to the test. Let the readers experience the difference rather than read about the difference. My goal is to show them the answer and why I came to my conclusion, but also to let them question if there’s other ways to reach the same answer or if there’s an another answer. If I say A is better than B, and the readers conclude on their on that C is better than A, then they can conclude that C is also better than B. In this way they can use my research in order to make better more informed decisions without having to reinvent the wheel. Also, it’s pretty evident here but try to ramble on less as it may take away from the objective of the topic.