31 Dec '12, 1pm

Google's Algorithms Say Sell Apple (AAPL) Stock

Google's Algorithms Say Sell Apple (AAPL) Stock

Yesterday, if you searched for [sell ] in Google Finance, Google would bring up Apple (AAPL) stock ticket. Here is a picture: At first people thought it was an "easter egg," Google playing a trick on Apple. But no, Google said it wasn't. Google told Search Engine Land it was not deliberate but rather it was the algorithm. This isn't deliberate - our algorithms seem to be keying off of the words "sell" and "sells" in the description of this very popular stock symbol. We're working on how to adjust things so it doesn't happen anymore. Google did adjust things because now when you search for [sell] you no longer get a stock sticker. Should you sell if Google is algorithmically suggesting so? Forum discussion at Reddit & Hacker News .

Full article: http://www.seroundtable.com/google-finance-sell-aapl-1615...

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