Google Search Bug Prevents Some Searchers From Using Google

Jul 15, 2010 • 9:09 am | comments (4) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine
 

Google has confirmed a bug that prevents some searchers from using Google search.

First reported in a Google Web Search Help thread just about two weeks ago, some users are unable to get any search results at Google.

The first report said:

In Firefox, old and new versions alike, trying to do a search on a results page while not being logged into a google account does nothing.

Tried hitting enter, nothing. Tried hitting the search button, nothing.

If Google isn't working, he said the "Internet is broken."

Google End Of Internet

Googler, Hach, confirmed the bug a day later, saying:

This issue has been fixed but might take a while to roll-out to everyone. Please let me know if you continue to have problems searching on the results page.

As you know, we rely on the support of our amazing user community - thanks everyone for your help!

The issue is, many are still reporting that they cannot search using Google and Firefox. Technically, I am not sure what the issue is but maybe it isn't really fixed?

Forum discussion at Google Web Search Help.

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Comments:

No Name

07/15/2010 01:45 pm

so is this a Google issue or a Firefox issue?

Michael VanDeMar

07/15/2010 03:48 pm

If it is the same bug I was encountering then the fix is to manually force Google into non-ajax mode, by constructing a url like this: http://www.google.com/search?q=test After that first search the rest of them should work, as long as you don't go back to the default homepage (which will bring you back into ajax mode).

Ken Crockett

10/14/2011 03:18 pm

Why is it that when doing a "free" reverse search one is informed of a fee charge to complete a "free" reverse search?

Jsnape

10/17/2011 03:08 pm

there is currently a bug in google whereby when you try to search a topic the listing of associated topics are listed ok but as soon as you double click an associated topic from that list you are re directed to other sites usually porn or yellow pages. This bug is designed to make money for the designers in that it sends you to pages they have made money on per hit! Google please confirm you are aware of this and or chae these bastards down and fix the problem.

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