Google Errs: End Times Upon Us

Ian Lurie

Early this morning, if you went to do a search on Google, every listing had a link that read “This site may harm your computer.”
Apparently, the entire internet was infected. Or, if you have a shred of common sense, like one of my clients who e-mailed me, you immediately realized there was a glitch in Google’s Matrix. They fixed it a few minutes later.
This has resulted in 3569 (well, 3570) blog posts on the subject. So far. In about 2 hours.
People. It’s Saturday morning. Get. A. Life.

Ian Lurie
CEO & Founder

Ian Lurie is CEO and founder of Portent and the EVP of Marketing Services at Clearlink. He's been a digital marketer since the days of AOL and Compuserve (25 years, if you're counting). He's recorded training for, writes regularly for the Portent Blog and has been published on AllThingsD, Smashing Magazine, and TechCrunch. Ian speaks at conferences around the world, including SearchLove, MozCon, Seattle Interactive Conference and ad:Tech. He has published several books about business and marketing: One Trick Ponies Get Shot, available on Kindle, The Web Marketing All-In-One Desk Reference for Dummies, and Conversation Marketing. Follow him on Twitter at portentint, and on LinkedIn at

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  1. It was for a lot longer than ‘a few minutes’ where I was. This is a huge mistake and Google seem to be making more of them. Every week Google tells me my search looks like a virus so I need to type words printed out in an image. My Google personal page regularly mistakes my home computer as a mobile phone and so I get the mobile version. And I won’t go into how their Google broad matching software works!! …. it looks to me as if no one is testing their software anymore.

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