Google tops “Offers” search with its own extinct service

This is truly interesting, to say the least.

When searching for “Offers” in Google, the number one result is not the generic, trademarked, and otherwise content-rich web site,, which occupies the second spot instead.

For some odd reason, Google’s own Offers service is the #1 result for “Offers.”


What you see when searching for “Offers” in Google.

The only problem: that service is no longer available, having closed down the service in March of 2014.

So why would Google display that extinct service as the #1 result for “Offers” is not something that should go along with Google’s own guidelines on provision of useful, up to date content.

On a side note, the top result for “Offers” when searching in Bing, is

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