Google, Don't Forget To Remove Realtime From Menu

Jul 6, 2011 - 8:17 am 10 by
Filed Under Google

Go to and click on the "more" menu and just above the YouTube link, you will see the link to "Realtime."

Google Realtime in Menu

As you know, clicking on that link will lead you to a dead page. So why didn't Google remove it? I do not know why but I can venture some guesses.

(1) They didn't get around to it yet?

(2) The deal broke off with Twitter so unexpectedly they were stunned and go back to item 1.

(3) Google ticked off Twitter with the launch of Google + which caused 2 and led to 1.

(4) Google has plans to get Twitter deal back very soon and doesn't want to bother dropping it from the menu.

(5) Google has no plans to get Twitter back and plans on replacing it with Google + data very soon.

Those are some of my theories but again, I don't have any more information than you have.

One thing Google did add was a notice that when you go to a legacy realtime search result page (yes, I save URLs of search result pages), you get a message that the results are no longer available.

Google Real Time Results Warning

Anyway, I am terribly missing the realtime Google results so I hope they come back soon.

Forum discussion at Google Web Search Help and Google Webmaster Help.


Popular Categories

The Pulse of the search community


Search Video Recaps

Google Core Update Volatility, Helpful Content Update Gone, Dangerous Search Results & Ads Confusion - YouTube
Video Details More Videos Subscribe to Videos

Most Recent Articles

Search Forum Recap

Daily Search Forum Recap: April 16, 2024

Apr 16, 2024 - 4:00 pm
Google Search Engine Optimization

Google Will Fight Site Reputation Abuse Spam Both With Manual Actions & Algorithms

Apr 16, 2024 - 7:51 am

Google Search Tests Thumbs Up/Down Buttons In Product Grid Results

Apr 16, 2024 - 7:41 am
Google Ads

Google Ads "Similar Product" Carousel

Apr 16, 2024 - 7:31 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

Clarification: Google Search Supports Images Referenced From src Attribute

Apr 16, 2024 - 7:21 am
Google AdSense

Google AdSense New Ad Intents Formats - Links & Anchors In Content

Apr 16, 2024 - 7:11 am
Previous Story: Google Milano