Typing Search In Google Gets You Microsoft

I came across this today at News.com. Go to Google, type “Search” and then hit “I’m Feeling Lucky.” Look what page you get! LOL

Back? It’s amusing–and more than a little ironic–that Google’s algorithm intended to take you to the top search result for “search” does not point to itself, but to Microsoft’s Live Search tool, which officially went live last month. It’s bound to inspire conspiracy theories, but a Google spokeswoman says it’s not a bug or a hack, but a matter of mathematics.

According to Google, this is normal. Results will change over time because Google is always updating their search technology. Still, it is pretty funny. Just for the hell of it, I entered “Search” in MS Live Search and Google doesn’t show up in the results.

4 thoughts on “Typing Search In Google Gets You Microsoft”

  1. Ozzy B. says:

    Yep, Google loves sites that have the keyword in the url. Maybe google.com should change it’s root domain to “search.google.com”! 🙂 Nice site btw…

  2. Carl says:

    Do a search for “failure”

  3. Paul says:

    Yeah, google makes a point of not interfering with their search algorithm’s results. They should hire an SEO expert to get better rankings :D.

  4. Paul G says:

    In the UK, searching for ‘search’ in Google brought me to Windows Live, same search again takes me to Lycos UK, then then searching for search again takes me back to Google (top result each time)…

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