Google Diverted Users to Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Stock, If They Typed ‘Sell’ in Google Finance

It has been reported by Mashable that Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) directed its users to Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), when they typed the word of “Sell” in Google finance.

Is that signal something that Google knows more about Apple stock than rest of the people?

This news was discussed and emerged through various sources on several blogs and a thread on Reddit over the weekend that if users typed sell in Google finance then it diverted them to apple stock page.

For know as far as Google is concerned, all this is due to its algorithm, and it said that this happens due to Google algorithm but still this question comes in mind of many that this would be any concerted effort to undermine Apple’s stock.

Now, if users are checking, all is fine as it appears that Google has since tweaked its algorithm so that now, when users search for “sell” on Google Finance, it brings up with a detailed list of stocks, including Selestra, whose ticker is SELL. But Apple isn’t found anywhere.

The company told Search Engine Land in a statement,

“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.”

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