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Im Feeling Lucky Google Homepage Search

Updated on February 4, 2011

There is actually only about one percent of users that take advantage of the "I'm Feeling Lucky" Google homepage search button. For those who do not know what this button does or have never used it, this button will take the users directly to the top search result for their search term.

Sounds pretty cool right? It can be, it's like opening the door without knowing whats behind it. Well for Google that door is actually pretty costly, are you ready??? This button costs Google approximately $110 million a year in revenue from the search ads that do not get shown. Wouldn't you just like to have $110 million to give up?

So Why Does Google Keep this Costly Button?

Millions of people use Google search everyday. You might be surprised to learn how many users actually click straight to the "I'm Feeling Lucky" on the Google Homepage search and how much it costs Google when they do.

It has been rumored that the founders of Google just like to have a little fun and to do things that are not just about making money. Sounds like a pretty good philosophy, trying to show they are not out of touch with their customers and that without them Google might not be where it is today.

So if you want to take a chance and open that closed door without knowing whats behind it, go ahead and hit "I'm Feeling Lucky." You might just be surprised that they knew exactly what you were looking for and save you the endless hours of searching. If you aren't brave enough just yet to take the plunge, you can take a look at some of the videos I have included below. They may answer any questions you have.

There are other really cool Google Search pages that you might also want to look at. Who knows maybe one fits your personality better than the classic Google search homepage. Here is an example of a few of them if you want to have some fun, Google Loco, Google 133t, and Google Gothic.

Regardless of how you conduct your Google searches, the "I'm Feeling Lucky" button has become part of the Google Search brand and has sealed its place there for all to use. So when you feel like living on the wild side, take your chances and who knows maybe you will get lucky!

Fun With Google - I'm Feeling Lucky

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Make "I'm Feeling Lucky" your Default Search

Many people have even switched from the classic Google Search homepage to using the "I'm Feeling Lucky." Here are some basic steps to follow if you would like to make it your default search homepage:

  • Open the Options Menu (Wrench>>Options)
  • In the "Default Search:" section click on the "Manage" button
  • Click the "Add" button
  • Fill in the the blank text fields calling the search whatever you want
  • In the URL field paste the following string:

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=%s&btnI=I%27m+Feeling+Lucky&aq=f&oq=

  • Click the "OK" button
  • Select the newly made Search from the Window
  • Click the "Make Default" button
  • Close out of the options

You should now automatically be using the "I'm Feeling Lucky" search whenever you perform a search through the address bar. This particular URL does assume the language to be English. If you need another language, you may have to do some tweaking to the URL.

Google I'm Feeling Lucky Searches

Google Search Tricks

Google Search - I'm Feeling Lucky- Bing

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    • Darlene Sabella profile image

      Darlene Sabella 6 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

      As ALWAYS you never disappoint...I love this hub, very informative and useful. You are awesome and keep writing, I rate up up up peace and love darski

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I am the searching man. I always ask google if I have a question. Google is always the best. I felt the lucky guy every time I success in searching something through google. Good work, my friend. I give my thumbs up for you. Cheers...

      Love and peace,

    • MyMastiffPuppies profile image
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      MyMastiffPuppies 6 years ago

      Thanks Darski and prasetio30,

      I think it just a really cool way to search. It can be fun to see what it brings up. Thanks for all the much appreciated support!

    • katrinasui profile image

      katrinasui 6 years ago

      A very useful hub with lot of good info. I ams ure that many people don't know about " i am feeling lucky". Keep up the good work.

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      MyMastiffPuppies 6 years ago

      I am really glad you liked it katrinasui. Now back to work!

    • LillyGrillzit profile image

      Lori J Latimer 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas

      Great Hub MMP! I am a Google Searcher from way back, and only occasionally have felt lucky enough to hit that search. This Hub has prompted me to try my luck a bit more often. Thank you!

    • MyMastiffPuppies profile image
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      MyMastiffPuppies 6 years ago

      Thanks Lilly,

      It can fun just to see where it takes you!

    • Joyce F profile image

      Joyce F 6 years ago from USA

      Wow, glad to know this. Guess I haven't been feeling lucky enough to use Google's button. Nice hub.

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      MyMastiffPuppies 6 years ago

      Thanks Joyce!

    • Teresa Vieira profile image

      Teresa Vieira 6 years ago from Portugal, Lisbon

      Innteresting hub and very informative. I personally never use the button, but from now on I'll try to get lucky. Continue the good work.

    • MyMastiffPuppies profile image
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      MyMastiffPuppies 6 years ago

      Thanks Teresa, it was fun to research and write. Maybe we will all start to see a little more luck!

    • Eiddwen profile image

      Eiddwen 6 years ago from Wales

      This one is brilliant and I am voting up plus bookmarking.

      Thanks for sharing.

      Take care

      Eiddwen.,

    • MyMastiffPuppies profile image
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      MyMastiffPuppies 6 years ago

      Thanks Eiddwen for the vote of support!

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