In all seriousness, a search for “Michael Jackson Died” on Google, reveals a statement from Google saying he died on 30 August 2007, age 65 in London.
This little nugget was discovered by a Search Engine Land reader, and it doesn’t take a genius to spot that Google have indexed the wrong Michael Jackson. See, there was a British author called Michael Jackson, who did in fact sadly pass away in August of 2007 in London.
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Rather surprising Google isn’t ‘smart’ enough to distinguish between the two, and if it isn’t – at least amend it to show the Jackson most people are most likely to be searching for now.
Oh well…back to mourning the death of a legend.
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