| 10:18 pm on Jan 28, 2009 (gmt 0)|
similarly, today i was doing a series of searches and on one there was the "did you mean" link followed by the "no results" message and the following one has a "no results" message followed by some sort of "here are the results for what you must have meant".
i had never seen that before.
if i can find the exact terms again i'll try to describe it better.
| 10:23 pm on Jan 28, 2009 (gmt 0)|
I noticed something strange yesterday that may related. I correctly spelled "keyword" and the #2 result had the typo "keywor" highlghted in bold - missing the final letter. In fact, when you truncate that word, you do not have an English word at all.
| 1:38 am on Jan 29, 2009 (gmt 0)|
i found an example of what i saw earlier:
|No results found for "big red widget". |
Results for big red widget (without quotes):
| 7:51 am on Jan 29, 2009 (gmt 0)|
Yep, I am seeing this from yesterday. Now it's going to be very tough to get traffic from misspelled words. Good for users.
| 8:22 am on Jan 29, 2009 (gmt 0)|
I've been getting that 2 corrected results nonsense for some time now. It's very frustrating when searching for names.
Same with the idiotic "typo" correction.
To get accurate results you have to type "word" or +word to force goggle to actually search for what you type.
| 8:20 pm on Jan 29, 2009 (gmt 0)|
Google Japan officially announced the enhancement on its blog.
You may read the post by using Google translate though it is translated somewhat strangely.
| 4:05 am on Jan 30, 2009 (gmt 0)|
It's so hopelessly terrible for users you have to wonder if Google has to do it to cover the algo's incorporation of mispellings.
I just searched for a specific person, where there are about 100 results total, but the inital Google page shows over a million. Unsophisticated users would never find what they are looking for.