Google top result when searching for "search" got Microsoft Live Search. Funny, huh?!

Quote from Sanaz

as pointed out by PC Pro:

Type ‘search’ into Google, press ‘I’m feeling lucky’ and you could be in for a big surprise – suddenly, Google is transformed into Windows Live

Yes, Live Search has just released so why is it at the top of google’s results despite their PageRank algorithm… well the top results used to be which now redirects to  … why would anyone search for search from a search engine though!?

Quoted from CNet

I have a quick assignment for you. Go to Google. Type "search." Hit "I’m Feeling Lucky."

(No, really, do it. I’ll wait.)

Back? It’s amusing–and more than a little ironic–that Google’s algorithm intended to take you to the top search result for "search" does not point to itself, but to Microsoft’s Live Search tool, which officially went live last month. It’s bound to inspire conspiracy theories, but a Google spokeswoman says it’s not a bug or a hack, but a matter of mathematics.

"This is a normal search result," Google said. "Search results change ranking fairly often. At this particular time, this is the result Google’s automated technology has determined is the best answer for this specific query; in the future, our algorithms may determine that another website is better suited to be ranked in the first position for this query. We’ve seen this a number of times over the years that we’ve operated Google."

Posted by Erica Ogg