Looking for some inside info on how Google works? Don’t try using Google Answers to get the inside scoop. Google Blogoscoped reports Google recently removed one question that asked â€œWhat percentage of Google searches are contextual?” Why?
According to an official response from Google…
Questions about Google, Google Search, and search engine optimization are not allowed because Google Answers researchers are not employees of Google. Researchers donâ€™t have access to any â€œinsideâ€? information. The information they do have access to is available for free on the Google help pages or by writing to Google support.
So what if I posted a question about Yahoo’s algorithm? Would they remove that for the same reason? I very much doubt it. Let’s try posting the same question at Yahoo Answers and see if Yahoo allows the question.