Google Offers URL Spellchecking

Oct 18, 2007 | 3,041 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google has shifted beyond the good old keyword spellchecker suggestions and now also offers URL spellchecking.

For example: If you type www.unofficialseoblog.net, it returns the message:

“No results found for www.unofficialseoblog.net.

However, there are results from websites with similar addresses:

Unofficial SEO Blog- Search engine information much before its …

Search engine information much before its official! We are committed to bring you news from the search engine and SEO world even as they happen.

www.unofficialseoblog.com/ – 37k – Cached – Similar pages

google Google Offers URL Spellchecking

Other suggestions:

  • Search for unofficial seo blog net
  • Make sure all words are spelled correctly.
  • Try another domain name (e.g. .com .net).”

First to notice this was Ionut Alex Chitu who explained the purpose of this new feature as:

“Many people don't know the difference between Google's search box and the browser's address bar. This confusion is accentuated by the fact that the address bar is also a search box in some cases and Google, like most search engines, steal the focus from the address bar.”

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Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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