Google has come under fire for promoting a DVD as a better value than a Blu-ray disc.
Now the search giant is trying to defend itself by suggesting that the difference between a DVD and a Blu/Ray disc is down to how the technology works.
“Our search algorithm, which uses the number of discs in a given search, will look for discs with a lower number of numbers,” a spokesperson for the search engine told the BBC.
“The higher the number, the more likely it is that it will be found, which means that if you look at it as a comparison, a Blu Ray is a better product than a DVD.”
The spokesperson explained that Google’s algorithm considers the number in the search box as more important than any other factor.
“So if you search for a DVD or Blu-Ray, you will get a result that says it is a Blu ray,” he added.
Google’s search algorithm looks at the number you type in the box, so the number 5 will show up on the first result.
“When you search with the number five, you’ll get a search result that looks for a specific number, 5.
That’s the search result,” he said.
“If you type ‘Blu Ray’, the result will say ‘5 Blu Ray discs’ instead of ‘Blu-Ray disc’.” The spokesperson said that “the search results will be similar for DVD and Blu-rays, and if you want to compare them, you can click on the search icon to see the numbers”.
Google’s strategy of recommending discs based on their price may be part of its push to get people to buy more of its products.
Google said the algorithm looked at the price and whether the price was “more than what you would pay for a similar product”.
It is also possible that Google is making the claim based on the number number of disks it is recommending.
But, if the search results are accurate, it may be that Google simply believes that its system will offer more disc choices for its users than other search engines.
“There is a lot of confusion out there on what the search algorithm is doing, and we hope that this is the most accurate way to answer that,” the spokesperson said.
However, the spokesperson also said that the algorithm will still be able to recommend discs based purely on the price of the product, and that “no individual search results can ever be more than 10 per cent accurate”.
The spokesperson declined to explain what the exact algorithm is that is used to choose which search results Google will show on its search results page.
Google has previously faced criticism for recommending discs for people to pay for when the search provider was considering the release of a new smartphone.
The company faced backlash for the “smartphone price” recommendations, which included listings for phones costing more than £100.
The site was eventually removed.
However Google is not the only company to make claims about its search engine being more accurate than other services.
Earlier this year, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) launched an investigation into how its system was making a number of misleading claims about prices.
It has also received criticism for its decision to recommend a new phone based on its own data.
A spokesperson for Google said that there are “no hidden costs associated with a search engine and that we believe that our algorithm is robust, unbiased and up-to-date”.
The company said that when it does make a recommendation, it uses its own experience to make the final decision.
“We know that our data is not perfect, and sometimes we do make mistakes.
This is why we use a variety of different sources to make our decisions, such as the number and type of discs you have, and the quality of the discs you’ve purchased,” the spokesman said.