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I was doing some research on Google.com (US) and Google.com.ph (Philippines) using the term “favicon,” “favicons,” and “favicon generator” and even tried using a combination of phrases as suggested by the search box with the word “favicon” but none of the terms render a search result. Here’s a screen shot of what I got from Firefox 3:
and here’s another one from Google Chrome:
Based on the images you’ve seen, it seems that Google is having some trouble rendering results for “favicon” search terms. This error reminds me of last year’s Google mistake of tagging the entire web as malware. Very unlikely. This is strange and I have not much of an idea why these terms are not rendering any results.
At this time of writing, the error remains unresolved although for other search terms, results are showing up.
Have tried on two separate browsers. The one on Firefox was logged-in to Google.com account. The one on Chrome isn’t. So I don’t see any relation related to personalized search for the former.
Completely cleared my browsers’ cookies and cache yet the error still persists.
Have you had the same result as mine? I’m not certain if it was a virus or a malware on my end but how could it happen if some search terms like “software” and “blogs” are rendering search results perfectly.
Category: internet tools