• http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/ Matt Cutts

    I’ll just point out that if you leave out the hard-coded “one box” results that someone added manually to Ask and Microsoft, Google was the first to have the answer in the algorithmic/crawled results, at least according to the images in the original post. :)

  • http://searchengineland.com/ Danny Sullivan

    Fair enough, Google does get two crawled results that mention the winner in their titles. But the results from 2005 and 2008 aren’t exactly poster children for freshness.

    More important, Google should do more hard coding for queries like these, I’d say. I don’t think those searching really care how you got the right answer to the top of the page. I doubt they’re thinking, only Google did it with the algorithm. I’m pretty sure they’re just jazzed to get the right answer as early as possible on the page, however it happens.

  • Matt McGee

    Matt – that’s only cuz you guys love the Huffington Post. ;-)