Meet The Replacement Google

Sep 27, 2012 • 8:43 am | comments (7) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine

Google posted on their Google+ page a link to the Replacement Google at

Replacement Google

If you try it, Google takes you to a completely non-sensible search result. For example, I searched for [iphone] and Google returned [Does Canada have Sonic restaurants?]

Too funny.

Clearly Google is mocking the NFL's replacement referees.

How do you like the Replacement Google?

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09/27/2012 02:31 pm

You have to love a tech company with a sense of humor. I typed in "Search Engine Optimization," and got "How much coffee is enough" instead. Ha! Wait...maybe that's actually relevant in some way. Has anybody done a study of how much caffeine is consumed by SEO people? Maybe Google is on to something that's just not immediately obvious. (I think I'm joking, but this is Google. Would they really just deliver a random search result? I'm betting that there's some correlation to something, but you'd have to do a lot of searches and perform a lot of analysis before finding the pattern.)


09/27/2012 04:23 pm

Google didn't make that though, it's just something someone named Erik Johnson made.


09/28/2012 12:47 am

As i don't follow American football I don't get the joke! Anyone got any background for me?

Josef Holm

09/28/2012 12:02 pm

This is not a Google owned domain:

Charmis Pala

09/28/2012 12:03 pm

the logic is real interesting..... At the first instance believed it to be true...


09/28/2012 02:31 pm

I tried a couple of different searches. Coffee became aardvarks. Replacement refs returned a search for 1983 TV shows (or something like that) and one of the links was failed TV shows. Jumbo CD Rates became Truman Show. I suspect the replacement site is randomally selecting a phrase from a DB that they house.


10/01/2012 11:15 am

I could not tell the difference between the replacement results and the regular ones with all these panda/penguin updates...

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