Bug Alert: Some Can’t Get Past First Page Of Google Search Results

This morning I reported at the Search Engine Roundtable that there were several reports from searchers that they can’t go beyond page one of the Google search results. For example, if you searched for [shoe], you would get ten results and if you wanted the 11th result, normally you would click on the number 2 link at the bottom of the Google results. For some, that number 2 is not available.

The pagination of the Google search results is missing for some. Here is a picture of that feature:

Google Page Bar

A Google spokesperson said, “this is a bug affecting a small number of users. We will work to resolve it as soon as we can.” There were some users worried this was a new feature, limiting the results to a single page, but Google said this is not the case and it will be fixed as soon as possible.

Related Topics: Channel: Consumer | Google: User Interface | Google: Web Search | Top News

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    We have been experiencing this issue in our office only on Chrome Browsers! It seems that Google’s new Instant Search is not populating the URL with “&start=” variable which indicates the starting point for the listings on each page.

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