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Spencer

7:52 am on Jan 13, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Has anyone else noticed that a search for a new phrase on a page 2 results page will result in a page 2 result ? I'm sure that it used to result in a new page 1 result.

AnkitMaheshwari

10:34 am on Jan 13, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Whatever page number you are on, the new search for a phrase would give you result starting from that page itself.

indyank

11:09 am on Jan 13, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I don't see it work that way..can you give more pointers..

1) is it on google.com or your country's tld?
2) Are you logged in?
3) Is instant turned on?
4) Is personalization enabled or disabled?

aakk9999

11:12 am on Jan 13, 2011 (gmt 0)

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It does not do this for me.

Searching for a phrase, then clicking to page 2, then whilst on page 2, entering a different phrase and clicking <Search> shows me page 1 results for the new phrase.

Tried on google.com with instant on and instant off and both produce the same results.

However, on a very rare occasion in the past I do remember getting what Spencer describes - I took it as a Google bug.

Spencer

4:17 pm on Jan 13, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Yeah, I think it's a bug. It's gone now.

tedster

4:30 pm on Jan 13, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Someone else here mentioned seeing that bug, too - see [webmasterworld.com...]

Spencer

5:10 pm on Jan 13, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Thanks Tedster, I haven't got toolbar installed on any of my browsers and this morning the bug occurred on IE, Firefox and Chrome.

tedster

5:28 pm on Jan 13, 2011 (gmt 0)

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That's interesting - so the bug isn't restricted to toolbar users. I'm pretty sure Google wouldn't do this intentionally, so it sounds a bit like buggy ajax code on their side to me.

AnkitMaheshwari

3:30 am on Jan 14, 2011 (gmt 0)

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In my case this almost always comes up when using Google.co.in and with instant off. And I first noticed this behavior about a month ago.

indyank

3:36 am on Jan 14, 2011 (gmt 0)

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If it is with instant off, i feel that it is not to do with ajax bug either...is google testing this change?!
 

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