Google Hiding Search Result Pages: Removes Pagination

Sep 29, 2010 • 8:10 am | comments (5) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine

There are several reports from users that Google has removed the page 2 and so on from the bottom of the Google search results. That is right, Google, for some users, has removed the option to go to a second page of results and the pagination is all gone.

Here is a picture of what some searchers are missing:

Google Page Bar

We have reports of this at Google Blogoscoped Forums, WebmasterWorld & Google Web Search Help.

Some are asking if this is a feature or a bug. I am personally not sure. One person said it only is an issue on IE when going directly to

If I search from the toolbar, I still get pagination, but searching directly on gives me related searches but no further pages.

I only see this in IE, using Firefox the pagination links are just there.

I personally cannot replicate it but it is an issue for a nice number of people.

Forum discussion at Google Blogoscoped Forums, WebmasterWorld & Google Web Search Help.

Update: Google told me this is not a feature, but rather a bug. A Google spokesperson said:

This is a bug affecting a small number of users. We will work to resolve it as soon as we can.

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