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I'm curious
Feeling Lucky?
dodger




msg:714603
 11:27 am on Apr 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

Why after all this time and all the advances does Google still have the Feeling Lucky search option?

 

tedster




msg:714604
 2:10 pm on Apr 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

I see it as a subtle form of bragging -- just take our #1 result and it will be relevant.

arran




msg:714605
 2:25 pm on Apr 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

I wonder what percentage of users actually use it?

My guess would be 1 in 5,000+

arran.

dodger




msg:714606
 10:20 pm on Apr 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

I think perhaps Google like to keep links to their past and keep it because it's always been a part of them. They never want to forget where they came from, that helps them go forward with integrity.

leppjc




msg:714607
 10:40 pm on Apr 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

I can't remember where I read this (Matt Cutts blog maybe?) but some Googler said that every time they did market research on the design of the homepage, no one wanted to get rid of the Feeling Lucky button, despite the lack of actual use. People just like to see it there.

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