Guess who Google wants you to Search with ?

Google wants you to search with Bing.

im feeling lucky

Open Google.com .

Type in search. Click the I’m Feeling Lucky button.

What do you get !? Voila … Bing.com ! Smile

Going a little off-track … whats with the I’m Feeling Lucky button?

Google cofounder Sergey Brin once told public radio’s Marketplace that only around one percent of all Google searches go through the “I’m Feeling Lucky” button. Because the button takes users directly to the top search result, Google doesn’t get to show search ads on one percent of all its searches. That costs the company around $110 million in annual revenue, according to Rapt’s Tom Chavez. So why does Google keep such a costly button around? “It’s possible to become too dry, too corporate, too much about making money. I think what’s delightful about ‘I’m Feeling Lucky’ is that it reminds you there are real people here,” Google exec Marissa Mayer explained, or at least tried to.

Thanks for the tip Yash.

I for one hardly use the I’m Feeling Lucky button. Do you?

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4 Comments

  1. Yes, its nice, Came across the tweet and had tweeted the same couple of days back. Similarly one more thing one can try –

    Open google.com
    Type ‘Find Chuck Norris’, click on ‘I’m Feeling Lucky’ button in Google 🙂

  2. Wayne

    Hmm, I got altavista…

  3. Jal

    I was redirected to AltaVista..

  4. Ayash

    but now when you do it, it directs to the Yahoo! Search webpage

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