Google’s Search Suggestions Change On Second Search

I am not sure if this is new, but when you look at the first search suggestions given to you by Google and then look at the second set of search suggestions, Google will change them, assuming you were not happy with the first set of results. Google Operating System just pointed this out and I have never seen it mentioned prior (doesn’t mean it hasn’t been mentioned prior).

Here is an example of this in action:

(1) Search suggestions by Google for the word [search]:

Google Search Suggestions Change

(2) Then I land on the search results page and try it again, and notice that the suggestions are different:

Google Search Suggestions Change

Related Topics: Channel: SEO | Google: Search Customization | Google: Web History & Search History | Google: Web Search


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  • http://MyrtleBeachSEO MyrtleBeachSEO

    To dig into this even deeper, you will see that the “second search” suggestions will vary depending on the words searched for in the search results page. If it is a completely different word, the suggestions will be the same as on the first search page.
    Wonder if that pattern differs based on variations of the same word also.

  • Aaron Wall

    if you search for [free] then on the search results erase that and search for [credit] you will see that the top recommended search query is the heavily advertised [free credit report]

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