It’s what we all love to do, right? “Search would be really useful if only…”
What I want is for Google search to do the right thing when I ask it to sort the results by date.
Say Google has presented me the first 10 of 2.6-odd milliion results. The ranking by relevance is, of course, pretty good (modulo years of sleazy SEO and other gaming of its algorithms). Now what I want to see is the relevant results, sorted with the most recent first.
When I tell Google to sort by date, what I get is: 2.6-odd million almost exclusively crappy results, sorted with the most recent first.
Google: you have already lifted the useful 100 out of the vast steaming ocean of slimy results. Why throw them back now?