When I'm writing my blog or mails in English, I'm often stuck with some expressions I'm not fully sure if that's correct an natural ways to say in English, but I'm quite thrilled to use them anyway, and in that case, I use google search to see how many time those expressions I'm trying to use are actually used on the net. If the number of the search result is big, say more than one million, and searched sites are produced by native speakers of English, then I conclude I'm safe to use expressions I came up with.
However, I started to wonder if this is really a reliable way to check English phrases, because when I googled one expression this morning, for my real surprise, my blog entry was listed at the third in the search result. mmm. The number of the search result was over one million, so that expression might be used in real world, but why does my blog have to be listed there? Does anybody know how the order of the search results is decided?
英語で書いていて、こんな言い方するのかなーって迷ったとき、"google search" こんな風にして、ググッて、英語ネイティブのサイトがたくさんヒットすれば、使ってよし、と判断してきたけれど、