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Former good article Google was one of the Engineering and technology good articles, but it has been removed from the list. There are suggestions below for improving the article to meet the good article criteria. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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Semi-protected edit request on 14 July 2017[edit]

In the second line of the article,please change 'search enine' to 'search engine'. Ketandahake (talk) 11:08, 14 July 2017 (UTC)

Hi @Ketandahake: Thank you for commenting and pointing out the typo! I have made some changes to the text so the error has already been corrected :) LocalNet (talk) 11:12, 14 July 2017 (UTC)

All inward links to other Wikipedia articles are directed to a different site outside Wikipedia.[edit]

Hello, I have tried all the links supplied in this article(Sundar Pichai in the infobox for instance) and could find that all the links are directed to gnaa(dot)press (I could not provide the URL clearly as it is a blacklisted one) instead of intended articles. When I checked the code behind, it was all fine. I have no idea as to how this is happening. Please check. Thanks in advance. –Vkumar1216 (talk) 09:56, 19 July 2017 (UTC)

Vandalism[edit]

Hello, the link in the infobox goes to gnaa.press instead of www.google.com I tried to fix it but the article is protected. 81.171.7.101 (talk) 12:57, 19 July 2017 (UTC)

For me clicking anywhere on the whole page links to gnaa.press — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2620:0:105F:4:9C4F:A7F5:2ACA:4D5F (talk) 13:05, 19 July 2017 (UTC)

Yes you are correct, I didn't think to test other links initially. I assume the page has been hacked then :( 81.171.7.101 (talk) 13:09, 19 July 2017 (UTC)

I think I have fixed this. Anyone still having problems? TwoTwoHello (talk) 13:15, 19 July 2017 (UyeTC)
@TwoTwoHello: From what information I could gather, the external link went to a website owned by Gay Nigger Association of America, described by Wikipedia as an "Internet trolling organization". Scary that this could happen. The whole page redirected... LocalNet (talk) 13:20, 19 July 2017 (UTC)

Yes it all seems to work now :) nice work @TwoTwoHello 81.171.7.101 (talk) 13:19, 19 July 2017 (UTC)

@LocalNet and TwoTwoHello: According to John of Reading here, it turns out {{Finance links}} was vandalised earlier today and was changed to contain code that redirected you to the site when clicked. Anarchyte (work | talk) 13:41, 19 July 2017 (UTC)
@Anarchyte: Wow. Thank you for the info! LocalNet (talk) 13:47, 19 July 2017 (UTC)