Google's 100 Search Results Per Page Breaks

Oct 25, 2013 • 8:18 am | comments (6) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine
 

Google has confirmed the reports of a bug where configuring your search preferences to non-instant results, set to show 100 search results on a page, stopped working.

Google Search Results Setting

The bug began sometime around October 18th, when we first noticed a Google Web Search Help thread with complaints.

Google's Nealeigh only responded to the issue a couple days ago saying:

Thanks for your reports! We're looking into the issue. I will provide info as soon as I'm updated on the situation.

Google may have just rolled out a fix, as one user is now reporting the preference sticks and he is able to see 100 search results on a page.

Forum discussion at Google Web Search Help.

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Comments:

hash

10/25/2013 12:51 pm

Ya I noticed that issue in the middle of last week at that time i thought there might be some problem in my browser.

Kyle Risley

10/25/2013 03:16 pm

A fix, which worked for me, was discussed here: http://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/chrome/HYARhCExf4k User Hudsville writes: "Chrome menu (top right corner, drops down) Settings Search drop down menu, I selected Yahoo I then clicked outside of the drop down to make sure the Yahoo was indeed now selected Closed the settings tab Opened a new tab in Chrome Clicked in the URL (aka for others benefit, the Omnibox) Entered e.g. Cambridge Search results appear after pressing 'return' To the right hand side of the Yahoo text entry box above the results (not the Omnibox) is a green shield icon with a tick inside, and to right of that the word 'Options', click this'options' Select Preferences from the drop down Select the 'edit' next to 'Display and Layout' Change to '100 results ' from the dropdown SAVE! :-) Click the 'Finished' box at the bottom of the page. Should take you back to your results for Cambridge, but with 100 of them now on one page. I then reversed the process but selecting Google as the search engine under Chrome settings." Kind of a long-winded workaround, but, again, it worked for me.

Joe Wang

10/26/2013 04:29 pm

that is good

Gracious Store

10/27/2013 03:52 am

It's good as Google has control of the issue

JJ

10/29/2013 04:16 am

Why the hell does Google let the search engine show only 10 results from the beginning? Who would want only 10 results per page when he or she is busy? They should reconsider the current setting so that the minimum number of results per page be at least 50, and by doing this, this bug problem would be a lot lesser issue.

Grant Watt

11/24/2013 05:12 am

They show only 10 results per page so you can go to the next page of ads, I mean results!

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