Google uses spell checking software to check queries against common spellings of each word. When we determine an alternative query that we think might improve the search results, you'll see a message like the following at the top of your search results page:
- "Did you mean": For example, if you search for
sub marineyou'll see "Did you mean: submarine" (the correct spelling of a vessel that can be submerged under water).
- "Including results for": You may see results that include a synonym for your search term. For example, when you search for
blue marlin hotel, you’ll see results both for "blue marlin hotel" and "blue marlin motel."
- "Showing results for": As an example, if you type in
pupppy, we’re pretty sure that you meant to search for
puppy, so we go ahead and show you results for
If the search results for the corrected spelling are not what you are looking for, click the Search instead for link to see results for the exact search term that you typed.
Please note that our spell check feature is completely automated, and we cannot make manual changes to individual queries.