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Why isn't Google #1 for the term "search engine"

Discussion in 'Google' started by gregdavidson, Jan 16, 2009.

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    I thought it was pretty weird that Google wouldn't set themselves up to be #1 in their own search engine. Alta Vista currently has #1 for the term "search engine" and they don't have that word anywhere on their website like Google.
    SEMrush
     
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  2. neller-weller

    neller-weller Peon

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    #2
    indeed, google are a bit silly for that. maybe their content is not relevant for search engines or their just not a very good search engine.
    They rank at #21!!!
     
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    Preseren Active Member

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    but I see this as a good thing, showing that google is not changing the SERPs for their own purpose (at least not here)
     
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    SEO_WatchDog Well-Known Member

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    #4
    That is funny, it may be because search engine is too a weak title for this giant...
     
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    t2000q Prominent Member Premium Member

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    #5
    why would google need to provide them selves as top result for search engine ... I mean you are already using their site to search for the term, so it would seem that they have already succeeded and shown who is number one ...
     
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    Google doesn't even have the word search in their main search page title. I think Google would change it if there would be in a need for that. Currently anyone who knows the term "search engine" knows Google :) Those who don't, will keep on searching in the default engine that pops up after they have received their fresh windows install or downloaded some toolbar.

    People recognize their king without asking.
     
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    magda Notable Member

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    There are a lot of internet users who don't know what a search engine is, or what it means, but do know what Google is.
    Everyone says "I'll just google that"
     
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    izwanmad Banned

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    If you are search for the word "search engine" using google, I guess it does make sense for them not to list something which the user has already known and is currently using it.
     
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    Probably to make money
     
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    It is rather funny but equally, lets be honest, you're already using Google to Google the term 'Search Engine'! What's equally as funny is the fact that MSN places Google as number 1 against the term!
     
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    this seems that google is won't even promoting their site, they are displaying best results for searchers. i love google.
     
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    dmi Well-Known Member

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    They haven't optimized their site properly. LOL.
     
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    #14
    nice observation, my answer is , because google is allready #1 :d
     
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    #15
    totally agree with you.

     
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    #16
    nobody searches for "search engine" in google. :p If google list itselfs on top it will be a pointing it to itself when you click it, so no use. Rest all search engines are no way closer to Google. Google is best :)
     
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    altavista comes first :eek:But yeah if you are searching for search engine on google that means you are already using a search engine.Very funny question though :)
     
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    made of win ;)
     
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    #19
    i can't find any words or phrases that give Google the number one position (without the word Google itself).
     
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    i dont think people will go to google and search for "search engine" to make a search, will you ?
     
    checkmeeveryday, Jan 16, 2009 IP