When Obama & I Became King Of The United States For The Day

Nov 26, 2014 • 8:04 am | comments (6) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

Via Hacker News, yesterday, the search results quick direct answer from Google for [King Of United States] returned a Google Answer saying it was Barack Obama.

Here is a picture:

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Shortly after I covered the news at Search Engine Land, that article I wrote was put in place of the one cited above. So now my article said Obama was the King of the United States. However, instead of showing a picture of Barack Obama, it showed my picture.

So for a few hours, President Barack Obama and yours truly were the King Of The United States:

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You think the folks who comment here would respect the king a bit more? ;-)

Anyway, this just shows the potential failure with Google Answers.

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