Google Forgets Your Query Between Verticals

Nov 14, 2011 • 8:47 am | comments (3) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine

Google Forgets Your Query Between VerticalsA Google Web Search Help thread has confirmed reports of a bug that creeps on on Google every now and then.

In short, go to, enter your query. Then click on the "news" or "images" link at the top. Google will drop the query that you entered and give you the home page of that service.

Here is a video:

It can be a "feature" but Googler Sarah said it seems to be a bug:

Thanks for bringing this to our attention! I was able to get the same result from clicking on "News." I'm on it. :)

Forum discussion at Google Web Search Help.

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11/14/2011 02:14 pm

I'm seeing switches to Maps also blank the search field at times.


11/14/2011 03:07 pm

Clicking on the links in the left navigation works... I guess someone theorized that the user would use the left nav in continuing a search, but use the top tabs/nav to break the search and continue on to somewhere else. Obviously that doesn't dovetail with what the rest of us think and have come to expect.

Ian Rogers

11/15/2011 12:21 am

Happened to me a few times with "Places". It sucks especially when looking for a business with a long name!

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