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Does anyone really use the "I'm Feeling Lucky" button?

Asked by heysupnm (286points) July 25th, 2008

When you’re using Goggle do you ever use the “I’m Feeling Lucky” button?

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loser's avatar

no, I’m never really feeling lucky.

Scrumpulator's avatar

Yes, Sometimes it can be a humerus waste of time, type something random into the search field and go. It can lead you to interesting places.

jrpowell's avatar

No. But I never visit the main page for Google. I use the little search bar thing in Firefox.

leb0wski's avatar

Nope, I want to see all the results.

dragonflyfaith's avatar

Only when someone mentions that it’ll do something funny, otherwise I too want to see all the results. I’m normally not happy with just one page, I like compare several sources on most things I search for.

I actually do not use google as my main search engine, but I use the word google instead of search. Does anyone else do that? For example, I might look something up using msn or yahoo but I’ll say I “googled” it.

sferik's avatar

I use it all the time.

kapuerajam's avatar

like if I forget how to spell something I use it.

ukasaka's avatar

I almost never use it, even though Google has fairly accurate page rank systems, I’d prefer to filter through the results myself. Ah Google, how could we live without you?

Spargett's avatar

The feature costs Google $110 million dollars a year in potential lost revenue.

sferik's avatar

@Spargett that assumes the same number of people would use the service were the button not there, which I’m sure is not the case.

Vincentt's avatar

Yep, in fact, it’s about the only way I use Google. I’ve set every non-URL I enter in Firefox’ address bar to be a Google I’m Feeling Lucky search.

Come to think about it, if Yahoo! had such a button I’d probably already switched to Yahoo! or another service, but they don’t.

mea05key's avatar

I only tried it a couple of times and it didnt convince me it is useful. Same like others above i would rather do the website screening by myself to find what i want.

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