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.
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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