Google using Answers.com for definitions?

Posted by Travis Smith on 01/20 at 01:26 AM • Not About Blogs

Can anyone tell me why Google appears for some people to be using Answers.com instead of dictionary.com for definitions?

For me, the link still goes to Dictionary.com.  But as you can see from Andy’s screenshot, Google is sending him to Answers.com.  Hmmmm. If this was Windows, I’d suspect some sort of spyware hijacking.  However, on a Mac using Safari, that’s unlikely.

This could mean a big change for Dictionary.com’s traffic…


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* Update: I tried many more searches using Camino on a Mac, and a few of the searches did come back with links to Answers.com.  I wonder if this will be a complete switch, or will it be split between the two services.