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Why do movie reviews like this show up on Google?
Posted by: freeradical
Date: November 03, 2021 11:39PM
I Google this: nomadland review

And this shows up as the summary for the movie as if the Ebert site wrote it.

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Boring, pointless movie about completely unremarkable people doing completely unremarkable things. Watching it is like watching paint dry on a ...


The review is in fact the polar opposite of this. They rate it as 4 stars.

[www.rogerebert.com]

I enjoyed this movie, but even if you think it's awful, why in the world does that one line - which is a comment from a site visitor - show up on Google like that?



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Re: Why do movie reviews like this show up on Google?
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: November 04, 2021 05:29AM
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freeradical
I enjoyed this movie, but even if you think it's awful, why in the world does that one line - which is a comment from a site visitor - show up on Google like that?

Probably because more people visited and linked to the comments than did the original review.

Google favors popularity, not accuracy.



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Re: Why do movie reviews like this show up on Google?
Posted by: Acer
Date: November 04, 2021 08:21AM
This is why I rely on FaceBook for all my movie reviews.
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Re: Why do movie reviews like this show up on Google?
Posted by: hal
Date: November 04, 2021 01:40PM
I go to IMDB then click on the Metascore link and that takes you to a nice concise page of many reviews with a paragraph blurb and easy links.

that google bit in the OP is crazy - I suspect that Sarcany is right and that the poster did some google-fu to raise the profile of the post.
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