Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) has added spelling corrections to Google Suggest. “This week we launched an update that makes Google Suggest even more intuitive and simple. If you’re typing a query for which there are no search completions to offer, and yet some of your search terms do seem to be misspelled, Google Suggest will now offer a “Did you mean” suggestion for your query—giving you an option to correct your spelling right away and get on with your search,” said Google VP of Search Products and User Experience Marissa Mayer on the Google Blog. And if you’re a fan of Google Suggest, you may like our list: 130 of the strangest Google Suggestions [Link].
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Google Query Suggest is a feature integrated in Google.com where the search engine will automatically try to fill in your keyword combination for you based on your history or popular search queries. The problem with the popular search queries suggested by Google is that they can be quite off-putting. Below is a list of 130 funny Google suggestions:
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“Our algorithms use a wide range of information to predict the queries users are most likely to want to see. For example, Google Suggest uses data about the overall popularity of various searches to help rank the refinements it offers,” states the Google Suggest FAQ.
That means in the past someone actually searched for “dinosaurs were made up by the cia to discourage time travel.” Wow. Plenty more Google Suggest screenshots to come in the future. This was actually funny enough to get its own dedicated blog post.