Google's White Lies

Nov 17, 2004 - 11:05 am 0 by

A member at SEW forums starts a new thread named Google quirks summary (all lies...). In that thread he details four 'observations' he found. (1) "The link: feature does not seem able to return any meaningful information." (2) "The link: feature does not seem able to return any meaningful information." (3) His issue with "common words" like "the". (4) "The link: feature does not seem able to return any meaningful information."

Danny Sullivan adds to the thread something pretty funny. He said "Check out this Google cached page from HowStuffWorks.com. At the top, there's the usual Google disclaimer:

Google is not affiliated with the authors of this page nor responsible for its content.

That's not true. Google is indeed affiliated with the page. That page carries AdSense ads, not to mention a Google search box on it. Google is earning money off that page. There's definitely an affiliation."

Sorry for the lack of forum coverage over the next two days, as many of you know I am at the WebmasterWorld conference and giving you rolling, live updates on that. The blog is on EST, so keep that in mind when looking at the conference times and post times - there is a 3 hour difference. I am basically clicking the submit button as soon as the last speaker steps off the podium. I hope Ben and some of the guest authors will chime in with forum posts in my absence.

 

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