Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Google Search Problem

Riddle me this, Batman!

I tried this phrase search on both a Mac and a Windows PC and got dramatically different results. On the Mac I tried Firefox and Safari. Anyone have an explanation?

Mac Search

Window Search


At 3:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Dave,
It looks like Windows doesn't honor the quotation marks. The whole phrase isn't searched, just unique words (not 'what,' 'for' or 'is'). I have no idea why--maybe it has something to do with smart quotes.

At 3:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi again,
I just did the same search (on a Mac) with the quotes and got the 91 hits the Windows machine got for you.
Laurel again.


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