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March 5, 2008

Which search engine is the worst? No one!

Filed under: Uncategorized — useshotsdemo @ 5:23 pm
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1. Google is the worst search engine. Did you mean the best?

Google is the worst search engine. Did you mean the best?
I found this in comments of the Seomoz’ blog postAnn Smarty noticed that when you search for “google хучший поисковик” (google is the worst search engine) on google.ru it suggests another variation of the search “Возможно, вы имели в виду: google лучший поисковик ” (Did you mean: google is the best search engine).
Check the original screenshot.

2. Maybe Yahoo is the worst search engine?

Maybe Yahoo is the worst search engine?
No! Google suggests that Yahoo is also the best search engine!

3. What about Yandex?

What about Yandex?
Yandex is supposed to be #1 search engine here in Russia. What does Google.ru thinks about its major competitor?Google is kind enough to suggest that Yandex is also the best search engine.

4. So which search engine is the worst?

So which search engine is the worst?
It looks like accourding to Google.ru no one is the worst search engine. Even George Bush is suggested to be the best search engine. ;-)

5. May be George Bush is the worst president?

May be George Bush is the worst president?
If George Bush is the best search engine, maybe he is the worst president?Google still thinks that George Bush is the best president.

Aha! Here is what they do at Google.ru. Every time they encounter word “хучший” (worst) in the search string, they suggest the same search with word “хучший” replaced with “лучший” (best).

Update: there was a typo in the word “худший” (worst). I spelled it as “хучший” in the original set of screenshots. When I noticed the typo, I replaced screenshots with correct ones. Google’s reaction on both the correct word and the typo was the same – it suggested “лучший” (best)  as a replacement, however for different reasons.

In case of the typo it just suggested a correstly spelled word (“лучший” is only one letter different from “хучший”). 

In case of “хучший поисковик” (worst search engine), google made an educated decision. This suggestion works only for “хучший поисковик” (worst search engine)  word combination. George Bush is no longer the best president for google.ru (I left the screenshot with the typo in this post).

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