Garret Vreeland on taking notes:
Every day, I stuff more articles and links in there, in anticipation of the day when I’ll need to take advantage of them. Yet when I have an issue and need to find a solution, or I am looking for a reference … time and again I simply Google.
I find myself in the same boat. I use Evernote mainly as a repository not for notes but for the weekly status reports I compose for work, and a couple of months ago I did go back and read through them all. I have 4674 bookmarks in Pinboard, and I don’t look at them all that often. It’s easier to just use a Web search.
If Google searched your notes in Keep and showed the results alongside your Web search results, that would be compelling. That probably won’t happen, for the same reason why Google doesn’t have an option for searching your Google Drive when you search the Web. It’s a strategy tax.