Don't Like A Google Search Result? Tell Them In The Forums

Oct 8, 2009 - 9:10 am 8 by
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For the first time in my six plus years of reporting on search forums, I spotted a thread where Google has made a change to a specific query based on a thread. Of course, they make changes for porn or inappropriate search results, but never for standard issues with sites missing or pages missing from the results.

That has changed with a Google Web Search Help where one user reported that his search for [ information literacy awareness month] did not originally return this page on the White House site. He went on to say that Bing found it, but Google did not.

Google replied a day later saying:

Good news, Janran. We made a slight change this morning and now President Obama's proclamation should show up at the top if you search for it. Thanks again for letting us know. :)

Google made a "slight change" to make President Obama's proclamation "show up at the top" of the search results? Did they just say that? Yes they did.

Forum discussion Google Web Search Help.

Update: See Matt Cutts of Google's comments below where he said this was being "fixed" even before the post and this was not a fix for a "specific query" but for many queries.


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