Google broken or Google’s new bid to win the search wars?
Musa (SEO team) found that Google was playing silly buggers with a result this morning.
Here’s what’s happening:
1. Do a search for the term ‘Artflux’
2. Look at the number 3 result (which should be artflux.com)
3. Try clicking the link to Artflux
4. Stay in Google
So a very interesting ploy from Google - Offer the result, but keep the visitor in Google!
We have tried on different systems (Mac and PC), different networks, logged in and logged out and we get the same thing every time.
No traffic is getting through to Artflux, Google is keeping the lot!
Is there something Artflux are not telling us? Have they been bought out by Google? Or is this simply a case of Google getting it wrong for once?
What do you think, have you seen this before?
If so how long will this non-click through state last?