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October 13, 2013

Google is useless now

Filed under: Blogroll — Tags: , , , , , , , — Hugsie @ 12:45 pm

For the past year searches on Google have been useless. Video searches only search whatever is on Youtube, not the internet at large. Image searches filter out nearly all porn and nudity even IF you have the filters turned off. Normal text searches return results based on who paid Google the most to appear at the top. I’ve been using Bing more for the past year for most of my common internet searches because Bing gives me the FUCKING results I’m looking for. Plus it has a nice rewards program for redeeming gift cards for Xbox Live! 🙂

However I had used Google’s Image search where you can upload an image and look for similar images. Usually I’m looking for a higher resolution of an image, or an un-edited version, or the site the image came from so I can find a pictorial set. Now when use Google Image search and drop any JPG or PNG file i get this BULLSHIT message

The image must be in one of the following formats: .jpg, .gif, .png, .bmp, .tif, or .webp.

No results are given. just this useless error message. ALL my images are ALREADY .JPG or .PNG. Even if I use images I’ve used in the past that DID work on this page before, still give me this error. Doesn’t matter of it’s porn or LOLcat images; Google is broken and corrupt.  So now I have ZERO use for Google now (well except perhaps Gmail). Problem is no other site I’m aware of does searches based on uploaded images like Google Image search did. Bing image search only does text based for now. So any recos out there?



  1. Drag and drop doesn’t work anymore, apparently Googly is fixing this error. However, you can still search by image by clicking on the little camera in the search bar and then select “upload an image”. Hope this helps.

    Comment by Barend — October 13, 2013 @ 7:23 pm

    • Oh thank you! It works. I guess Google just broke something temporarily. Still Bing works best on searches but they don’t do reverse uploaded image searches like this.

      Comment by Hugsie — October 14, 2013 @ 10:34 am

  2. Agreed. It is comical how “stupid” Google search is

    Comment by Lulu — October 29, 2013 @ 12:38 pm

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