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"Did you mean: X Top 2 results shown"

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

Saturday, December 13, 2008
14 years ago8,316 views
Haven't seen it before so I guess it's new.

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

* I find it rather useful, especially for common mistakes/misspellings.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

I can't see that, even by adding "&hl=en&gl=us" to the URL.
It might be useful for people unaware about this.

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

I have been having this for ages, but without the "Top 2 Results Shown" text for certain keywords... I thought it was a feature

Avrohom Eliezer Friedman (AEF) [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

I've been seeing this for a little while (been making spelling mistakes daily for years – I use google as my spell check – if I don't know how to spell a word i pop it into Google and take the "Did you mean" word – lol)

must've have gone live a few weeks ago

Naq [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

I hate the "Did you mean...Top 2 results shown" feature. This feature makes searching google very misleading. By showing results that I didn't ask for, google assumes that they know what I want better than I know what I want. Top links get featured, reinforcing link hierarchy and making it harder for users to find lower ranked links, *even when users entered the correct search terms for those links*!

It's like google is saying that their engine is smarter than people. Sure we might occasionally make spelling errors, so the original "Did you mean..." link was useful. But the "Top 2 results shown" feature usually buries the results I really wanted and it undermines the google democracy.

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