Google Hijacks Speedtest.net With Their Own Speed Test Widget

Apr 27, 2018 • 7:19 am | comments (9) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine
 

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You know the lovely folks at speedtest.net - they tell you how fast or slow your internet connection is? You also know that Google has a subpar version when you Google [speed test] right in the search results. They launched that feature about two years ago.

Well, now, if you search for the brand [speedtest.net], the domain name, in Google, Google will show you their speed test widget above the domain speedtest.net.

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Mike Pantoliano posted about this on Twitter and Danny Sullivan responded:

He is basically thinking it might be a bug and Google will fix it.

I am not sure if or when it will be "fixed" but this can be hugely upsetting to some folks if Google did this for their domain name.

Forum discussion at Twitter.

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