• daveintheuk

    Another sign that Google’s algorithm is ludicrously over complicated.

  • http://www.facebook.com/fawadn2 Fawd Noor

    Great post.Thank you for updating us.
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  • http://twitter.com/BIGELLOW Bob Bigellow

    Ah, yes. One mistake and it’s time to just close up shop.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cyberbryce Bryce Lewis

    -s “s 2″
    this means you’re asking Google to find pages that have the letter S on
    them but which don’t have the letter S in a phrase like “s 2.”

    No, it means you’re asking Google to find pages without the *word* “s” but that have exactly the phrase “s 2.” Learn.

  • dingclancy

    Danny please comment on this from The Verge: “It’s a result of the combination of impossible questions and what appears to be nefarious search engine optimization (SEO)”

    And this “… As for why these pages appear instead of something more innocuous, that’s less clear. The most obvious answer would be spammy SEO. These sites may not have targeted this specific bug, but by casting a wide net of links across the internet, they appear to be benefiting from it. Solving the immediate problem of not returning results for impossible searches will be much easier than fixing the SEO spam issue — but Google will need to tackle both.”

    http://www.theverge.com/2013/2/9/3969912/google-search-bug-returns-porn-for-contradictory-queries

    I fail to see any basis for this bug to be blamed on SEOs. This is just plain ignorance.

  • http://www.nathanielbailey.co.uk/ Nathaniel Bailey

    If you think that way I guess you best stop posting comments here as people don’t agree with you and your wrong!?

    Also have you closed your website’s’ yet? Because I take it you don’t have 0 bounce rate, thus not everyone thinks your site has what they want, so maybe its time to give up on that too?

    Google is the same as any other site/company, they can’t get it right all the time and will from time to time make mistakes etc (as we have seen more then once and generally in a funny way like this), but that don’t mean they are “spreading themselves too thin” it just means they need to fix what’s wrong to keep people happy again!

  • http://searchengineland.com/ Danny Sullivan

    Yes, it’s nothing to do with SEO or spam, as best I can tell. I did leave a comment over there about this.

  • http://searchengineland.com/ Danny Sullivan

    Thanks, wrote it backwards, sorry. Got that fixed now.

  • http://www.facebook.com/scowan24 Stephen Cowan

    I have noticed when i google searched my business name “Awesome Sack” It pulls up some pictures that i am not happy to see being associated with that search. If this bug doesn’t get fixed i will even consider re-branding.

  • pcl

    Well … maybe we don’t really need that Google “driverless car” just yet. Take your time guys, we can wait until your sure you have it right. Really, we’ll understand.