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Google Does NOT Want to be Defined

Search-Engines-Web.com [PersonRank 10]

Thursday, July 13, 2006
13 years ago2,388 views

What it the logic of this – or – is this just a flaw....?

Google began using Answers.com for definitions links in virtually ALL of its popular keyword Searches...BUT NOT FOR THE TERM GOOGLE!!

answers.com/Google

google.com/search?hl=en&q= ...

Results 1 – 10 of about 2,590,000,000 for google. (0.11 seconds)

NateDawg [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I'm not seeing what your seeing. When I pull up the answers.com/Google link I get
<quote>
Goo·gle (gū'gəl) pronunciation

A trademark used for an Internet search engine. This trademark often occurs in print as a verb, sometimes in lowercase: “A high school English teacher … recently Googled a phrase in one student's paper and found it had been taken from a sample essay of an online editing service” (Chris Berdik).
</quote>

and when i do a define:google search I get the first result i get is

<quote>
Google, a popular search engine, is a tool for finding resources on the World Wide Web. Google scans web pages to find instances of the keywords you have entered in the search box.
</quote>

google.com/search?hl=en&lr ...

Search-Engines-Web.com [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

google.com/search?hl=en&q= ...

click on this and look at the extreme right is there a link for definition

NateDawg [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Ahh, I see what you mean. humm....wierd.

Gary Price [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

This has been the case for many years.

Gary Price [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Here's a post on this very topic I wrote a year ago.
blog.searchenginewatch.com/blo ...

So, I would doubt it's a glitch.

Interestingly, Answers.com, the provider of definitions for Google offers several.
answers.com/topic/google

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Maybe they don't like that their trademark appears in dictionaries :)

NateDawg [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

If the company listed a "definition" for Google and it became common language (which it has) it might lessen the strength of their trademark. This might be the reason for not listing a "definition" for the search term "Google"

Gary [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

Lots of other companies (tech and others) are available.

google.com/search?hl=en&lr ...
Several disambiguation options including the tech company

google.com/search?hl=en&lr ...

google.com/search?hl=en&lr ...

google.com/search?hl=en&lr ...
again disambiguation options including the company,.

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