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Google search glitch makes Egyptian repairman an online celebrity

An unexpected quirk of Google has resulted in Egyptian repairman Saber El-Toony receiving unexpected fame, with his name outranking the search engine's name on the web. Anyone typing Google into Googl

  • Published: June 3, 2015 6:00 PM IST
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An unexpected quirk of Google has resulted in Egyptian repairman Saber El-Toony receiving unexpected fame, with his name outranking the search engine’s name on the web. Anyone typing Google into Google from an Egyptian computer would be directed to a page belonging to El-Toony as the first result. Also Read - Google News Showcase gets support for Malayalam and Bengali

Search engine optimization firm Koozai’s Oliver Ewbank was quoted by the BBC, as saying that this has been a ‘happy accident’ for El-Toony, but was a mistake for Google, who must rectify the issue immediately and make sure such an incident does not happen again. Also Read - Over 600 illegal loan lending apps available on different App stores in India: RBI report

For his part, El-Toony was unaware of his new found fame, apart from a vast increase in phone calls he received. Also Read - Google Pixel 6a key specifications appear online, tipped to get custom Tensor chipset

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  • Published Date: June 3, 2015 6:00 PM IST



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