Uptick In Google Showing Foreign Languages To Searchers

Jun 11, 2012 • 8:24 am | comments (2) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine
 

wrong way signIt is not all that uncommon for Google to show a searcher a page of search results in a language that the searcher has never seen before. But it is unusual for it to happen to many searchers in a short period of time.

Typically I'd see a complaint like this once every week or so. Google has gone on record on how report these types of issues.

But there was an uptick in these reports in the Google Web Search Help forums. There are at least three new threads in the past day or so with complaints in the Google Web Search Help forums on the topic.

All of them are reporting issues of being shown different languages in countries they have likely never been to or even near.

It makes me wonder if there is a larger issue, bug, or something at Google that needs to be resolved?

Forum discussion at Google Web Search Help.

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Comments:

RLS

06/11/2012 02:06 pm

Didn't Google announce this as one of the changes they made in May?

Barry Schwartz

06/11/2012 02:14 pm

This is a bug.

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