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I sent this to 5 coworkers. 2 of them got the correct hit. The other 3 were served different results. After my 5-second-what-teh-fudge-moment I went to each of their computers and cleared their cookies/cache. And then everything worked fine.
Now these are tech-savvy people - and their browsers are set to delete history on closing. So the only influence on their searches was what they searched for in the past 2 hrs.
After wasting 15-20 minutes doing test searches including clicking it with no search string entered, (to get the New Years countdown), I thought the button was still as Brett described in 2001:
I can not get it to NOT give me that result.
Is the search not working for anyone else? And if so; Were you logged into a G account? Do you have G search history on or off? Had you run other searches on G before trying? Cookies? Other conditions?
Um, the page it goes to...
Lately I find myself taking the web, and specifically Google Search, too seriously, (I think a lot of us do).
How long did the obvious take to set in?
dates back to 2007
I guess my questions are;
1. Does the IFL button always redirect to the same URL that occupies the #1 natural result? (had the "GOOGLE SEARCH" button been clicked with the same search string instead)
2. If the answer to the above is "No, not always", then what factors change the result?
3. Why isn't the IMDB page for Dirty Harry quotes returned if someone clicks the IFL button with no search string ?
4. Should this thread be moved to FOO? (real people might stumble across it and think this all means something)...