Google is almost a synonym when it comes to searching on the Internet. We must say that Google have achieved the position by implementing some out of the box solutions which respnds to the user queries in intelligent way.
In Sundar Pichai’s words we can call it “Machine Learning”. And it is getting smarter and smarter day by day.
Google doesn’t treat every word or phrase with equal weightage (in terms of relavence of results). It applies a lot of factors to it to provide the best resut to the user.
Let us take an example of searching for area code in Google.
When you try searching for “888 area code” in Google (international edition), it give you the following results.
As this series of numbers is dedicated helpline numbers by many companies, the result(s) shown are quite accurate (but of course).
Same way if you go to Google India and try searching for “079” (which is STD code for landline phone number in Ahmedabad in Gujarat), you will be able to see the following results.
Use phrase “area code” alongwith (if needed, you can include the country also), to make sure it return the result for the same. Because, some numbers serve as different kind of codes also.
For example if you search for “404” you will be seeing the following.
The reason is, the WWW is the backbone of the Internet (in a sense) and 404 is the error code when specific resource you are looking for on WWW is not found, so it takes precedence.
Nevertheless it is a fantastic search feature.
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