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Misleading Google Search box
Is this acceptable?

 8:34 pm on Dec 3, 2002 (gmt 0)

Hi all,

I have a question regarding a site I just found.

The URL of the site is www.higly-competitive-searchengine-word.com (not real site).

There is only the search box of Google with a Google logo, on big banner and a website stat logo.

The keyword in the URL is a foreign word that is highly related to searchengines thus the Google search function...
The banner redirects to a products site.

Now my question: is this legal or is this a misuse of Google? If I didn't explain myself in a good manner please mail me and I'll pass the real URL



 7:22 pm on Dec 5, 2002 (gmt 0)

Why would it be illegal?

Is it a framed page, using the API or how are the results generated?


 10:50 pm on Dec 5, 2002 (gmt 0)

I'd imagine that Google has taken the trouble to copyright their logo, and therefore unauthorized use of the logo would be illegal. If I were you I'd report it to Google (and mention webmasterworld).


 3:09 pm on Dec 6, 2002 (gmt 0)

Google put out many search boxes as part of their previous affiliate program that included logos.


 3:49 pm on Dec 6, 2002 (gmt 0)

It may be perfectly legitimate. I'd let Google decide. It's their logo.


 5:16 pm on Dec 6, 2002 (gmt 0)

Ok, I just checked with the admin and ... it's me the goofy one so ... one *bop* on the head for Ambiorix :)

So nothing wrong with the site in question... Tata!


 3:23 am on Dec 8, 2002 (gmt 0)

As long as the search goes to Google and it's not raiding results and misrepresenting them - no problem.

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