How To Tell Google You Don’t Like Their Search Results

Have you ever done a Google search and not like the results it gave you? For example, if you do a search for John Chow, you would expect JohnChow.com to be the number one result. Well, Google has you covered! If you don’t like the results Google produces, you can tell them on this I’m not satisfied with the search results page.

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Google isn’t able to respond directly to comments submitted in the above form but the information will be reviewed by someone on the quality team. How many dissatisfied searchers do you think it will take before Google restores JohnChow.com back at the number one spot?

Some will say I’ll probably just piss off Google by posting this. I doubt it. The dissatisfied link is at the bottom of every Google search results page and it’s there to help them improve their search. So, feel free to let Google know how dissatisfied you are when you don’t get the search results you expected. 😈


89 thoughts on “How To Tell Google You Don’t Like Their Search Results”

  1. Michael Kwan says:

    Idle threats. They all know that regardless of what you say, you’re still going to stick with Google for your searches over MSN, Yahoo, or whoever else wants to take a shot at the big G.

    1. Zen Zoomie says:

      Ah hah! The one and only metric I out-perform John Chow on…I’m actually in the #1 position when I search for Zen Zoomie on Google…ok, maybe not quite the same level of difficulty–but it’s something.

      1. Maybe you’ll even have someone emulate your site with Zen Zombie dot com or something — kinda like that John Cow guy. πŸ˜‰ Imitation is the best form of flattery, after all.

        1. well said, website copywriter, and i think that’s why he won the cooler

    2. Leroy Brown says:

      That’s a good point – I know I wouldn’t stop using Google for search… it’s just flat out better 99% of the time. I guess what happens depends on whether Google really follows the ‘do no evil’ mantra anymore. If they’re really in it to make the best search engine, then they will fix things. If not, c’est la vie.

      1. cooliojones says:

        Indeed, c’est la vie. There are bigger fish to fry, and besides, search engines shouldn’t be your primary target anyway. They only bring in people who have no idea of your existence. Shouldn’t take the place of other types of advertising.

  2. Haha
    good plan πŸ™‚
    Don’t know if I’ll try it though…

    One Man. One Year. $100,000 online. How’s he doing it?
    http://www.oneyeargoal.com

  3. Debo Hobo says:

    How will we exist on the internet without the all powerful Google. They own and run every bleepin’ thing

    1. Well, not quite everything yet — but they’re getting there. πŸ˜•

      1. i don’t think they will ever get there

        1. cooliojones says:

          Hey, what if — God forbid — they make an alliance with, or got so big they could BUY Microsoft? What would we do then?

          1. We comply, that’s what. Either that or we fall off the face of the online Earth.

  4. tom says:

    you may be more evil than the group that is responsible for 99% of the FCC complaints.

  5. Paul says:

    Just say your sorry! =)

    1. Jack Book says:

      Hey, I wish i could copy that phrase, so i don’t need to type all that by my self.

      make it easier for your readers John 😈

    2. cooliojones says:

      I don’t think that word is in his vocabulary when it comes to Google! Maybe: “Ok I won’t do it again.” But he’s not sorry! It could be a major reason why a lot of you are here today!

  6. Gdog says:

    Haha…that outta give them a good laugh! Honestly though, how can they not show JC.com as the #1 result? They have it out for JC.com!! 😈

    1. It seems that Google is punishing JC for being evil πŸ™‚

      1. does that mean google will punish anyone that does linkbait?

        1. cooliojones says:

          They have to prove it though, the burden is on them.

  7. Teach Google a lesson! :mrgreen:

    1. well, i don’t think it’d work

  8. Tyler Cruz says:

    Great another useless post thanks a lot john. Keep it up and ill remove you from my blog roll

    1. Goob says:

      Yeah, I think most John Chow readers knew Google had a feedback service…

        1. Actually i didn’t know either

    2. Softsled says:

      I didn’t see a “ha-ha” or smiley face at the end of that remark Tyler. Is this a real threat? If so, you might cause John to lose 4-5 readers πŸ˜† .

      1. John Chow says:

        It’s not really Tyler Cruz. It’s some guy pretending to be him.

        1. Lots of chameleons/pretentious people out there lately…is there an outbreak or something?!?

        2. Tyler Cruz says:

          I’m the Real Tyler from BC.

  9. Now Now John, Do you think that I will be sending them a message about how it seems odd that you do not show up number one?

    Absolutely! If you keep sending me great prizes and letting me in on your marketing secrets… Even the evil ones.

  10. Divan says:

    Good Info. Thanks John

  11. Steven says:

    Lets hope our votes will help restore John Chow to its rightful spot on Google 😎

    1. Seo blog says:

      Again, what is with this sense of entitlement? John broke Google’s rules and he’s paying the price for it. How about being responsible for your own actions once in a while?

      If he got rid of the reviews (aka linking scheme) and stopped selling links to any site under the moon, and sent in a reinclusion request saying Sorry, he might just get back in. Of course that would involve checking his ego which I don’t really see happening. At least not publicly.

      1. Joshua says:

        I think Google sits on a fine line, due to the fact that it is both a for-profit business, as well as one of the web’s most popular (relevant) gateways to information.

        Though it is Google’s right, selective exclusion deteriorates search engine relevancy.

        You can argue that the #1 result for ‘John Chow’ is relevant, but you and I both know it isn’t how it is supposed to work.

        All of the sites are about the very ‘John Chow’ you are seeking information about, so it becomes a very thinly-veiled move.

        This whole paid linking thing is such bullshit. It’s not that hard to see that Google only wants one company to be making money from ads…

  12. That away John, take it to “the man”. Google, ready or not, here we come.

  13. jj says:

    Why should we do this??

    This blog is slowly becoming damn useless. I am removing you from my reader. Bye bye john

    1. Probably the same guy pretending to be Tyler, no?

      1. This mystery person will be back!!

  14. Well, it sounds like it would be worth a shot. Let’s see what happens

  15. John Chow Vs. John Cow – What do you say who is better.. Just check and voice your views at Info4beingrich

    1. Steven says:

      How about we not, the answer is already obvious

      1. Seo blog says:

        I’ve gotta go with the bovine recently… πŸ™„

  16. yy says:

    Its not thumb rule that if you search a name that it should give the result of that person’s website, search using some well known personalities, you will know why this is true. So there is nothing wrong in google doing this to you.

  17. Seo blog says:

    John, what are you going to say if they respond by pointing out the fact that you’re breaking several of their rules?

    You sell links and you reciprocate links out the wazoo. Why should Google include you? You did the crime, now do the time.

    I’m sorry but you’re the one that looks foolish on this one. This post makes you seem like a 2 year old throwing a tantrum.

    Besides, I thought in an earlier post you said you didn’t care about the Google traffic?

    1. John Chow says:

      If Google respond, that’ll be great. But we know Google’s not going to respond. If they do, they wouldn’t be able to create their FUD. 😈

      1. Controversy πŸ˜† is good for traffic and we can be little evil about it.

        Vijay

    2. Joshua says:

      It makes him look like he is leveraging his readership to gain against something that is likely not in his favour, no?

  18. Mike Mahon says:

    I still think it sucks! If I took the time to build up his kind of traffic and shared out all the knowledge he has done, I’d be pretty pissed if Google or any search engine knocked me out of the running for my own friggin name. JC was top of the list for months now nowhere to be found that’s petty of Google if you ask me. I say screw’em JC & keep up the good work! 😈

  19. Santosh P says:

    Larry page and his friend foudn google coz they needed stuff which can be searched..
    Who Knows an another Search Gaint is is being born…

    John would be so pissed off that he would have his own search which would shoo away google… as google did to lycos and ask…

    Nothing is impossible…

  20. It makes Google look foolish. People will start using other search engines more

    1. Matt Huggins says:

      No they won’t. Google still has the most accurate search results of all the search engines.

    2. other search engines don’t even come close. Google has this search thing down to a science

  21. This is a good feature! I am going to use it every time I am not satisfied the Google results. πŸ™‚

    1. Actually, there have been quite a lot of searches that I’ve made recently that were completely irrelevant. Great tip in general (not only to flood them with where-is-John-Chow complaints).

  22. la bloga says:

    Hey john, how this is damaging your revenue?

    1. I’d imagine if people are googling johnchow.com, they know how to get to his site, so it shouldn’t have any effect whatsoever on his revenue.

  23. Be very careful with this one guys.

  24. Andy C says:

    Your obsession with this subject is becoming tiresome. Quick, easy and never ending content.

    You broke the rules. You paid the penalty. End of.

    As my daughter says ‘Build a bridge and get over it.’

  25. Enric says:

    Google boys belive they must judge and none has asked them to judge.

    Everyday their results are poorer and people is going back to yahoo.

    They are Good, but not God, and if they act as God instead of improving, they are going to hell.

  26. M says:

    Don’t practice unethical tactics such as incentivising linkbacks and Google won’t punish you.

  27. Fable says:

    Haha! I love the comments you left for Google to review. Awesome! πŸ˜€

    1. It would also be interesting to read what comments others have sent in regarding John Chow dot com’s disappearance at the top spot.

  28. This is kind of cheating… I wonder how long it will take untill you will be back to #1.

  29. Col says:

    It seems our friendly neighborhood billionaires (last count they were up to about $US15b each) Page & Brin are currently working on a database that will allow people to search their DNA structures? After that little feedback John, you may find that your DNA structure in the Googleplex database may resemble that of a gnat! πŸ™‚

    Col

  30. rahul says:

    humm me too not on the 1st place πŸ˜₯

    google this is not fair , please bring me & John @ 1st place while we search our name 😎

  31. Binoj says:

    Is johnchow.com down is because of getting links from ‘Paid Link’ sites?

    What You think John?
    did you?

    Binoj

  32. Very evil post indeed. Rallying up the supporters to voice out their concern for you. Awesome, awesome job, John. You are, and always will be, the man! 😎

    1. John take back what is right fully yours.

      Give me my domain Rank OR… Give me liberty from Google. πŸ‘Ώ

      1. cooliojones says:

        I don’t think you wanna take it that far! Remember, keep your friends close and keep your enemies closer.

  33. Thanks John, I didn’t know you could express your displeasure with google search. I’m sure someone at google is on your case as we speak.

  34. shman says:

    Good luck…

  35. Douglas Karr says:

    It’s not evil at all. They are doing their customers a disservice by not displaying your blog. They aren’t hurting you as much as they are the customers who need their advise!

    1. cooliojones says:

      Oh, you don’t see the true evil in this? Bwahahaha! I do.

  36. To bad I can copy and Paste I would have helped you out….. πŸ’‘

  37. Laura says:

    What’s in it for me if I complain on your behalf? 😈

    Guess what? You’re not on the first page for evil either. 😈

    Laura :mrgreen:

  38. cooliojones says:

    Thanks for this tip, but I know what your evil plan really is. Let’s see if anyone else knows as well!

  39. I actually find it interesting not to find johnchow.com as the first result. It allows me to discover so many blogs written by so many different people who like you so much that they devoted at least one post on their blog to you. My favorite so far is a French blog where the author says that you are American (as in a US citizen)(http://doesnotunderstand.free.fr/?p=343).

  40. Hip Hop says:

    lol great feedback John

  41. Ruby says:

    I complained in detail!
    What Google is doing is completely wrong. Even if you did break their rules, they can’t penalize johnchow.com, it hurts readers who are trying to find your site.

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