Google Changes Behavior For Showing Results Queried in Quotations

Apr 4, 2008 • 7:55 am | comments (0) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

Google has changed how they handle displaying search results for when you use quotes in the search box and when there are not many or any matches. For example, a search on "super running for life" at Google would normally return no results, since there are no matching documents for that phrase as a phrase.

But now Google shows a link for "See results for: super running for life," without quotes and displays the first three results for that query. Here is a screen capture:

Google Quote Search Results

Simple but smart idea. Google Blogoscoped also covered this new Google behavior.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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