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12 Digit Fedex Tracking Numbers in Search Results

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12 Digit Fedex Tracking Numbers in Search Results Shane Menshik 2/24/14 3:46 PM
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Looks like Fedex now has shorter tracking numbers... entering the tracking number into Google Search does not return any results like the older versions.

https://www.google.com/search?q=452520484968

as example:
http://www.bing.com/search?q=452520484968


Thanks!
Re: 12 Digit Fedex Tracking Numbers in Search Results Shannon... 2/24/14 6:30 PM
Hi nerdshowandtell,

I would use the official FedEx tracking website.  It's easiest and fastest. 

"FedEx Tracking"

Cheers,
Shannon


Afterthought:  When you do a search have you tried substituting a "0" for the missing digit(s).  In other words if it used to have 10, and now only 8, then use two 0"s.
Re: 12 Digit Fedex Tracking Numbers in Search Results Shane Menshik 2/24/14 6:45 PM
Shannon,

I think your missing the point.. These are quick features that are part of Google Search and very handy.  It already works correctly with most fedex and UPS/USPS tracking numbers.  I'm just here to report the 12 digit ones are not working yet.

I could also use a calculator app, conversion app, extensions, etc. etc.  But Google has done a great job of building these directly into search.  It makes it very easy and convenient to search by text (and now voice) to accomplish these things.

- Shane

Re: 12 Digit Fedex Tracking Numbers in Search Results GlennR1 2/27/14 2:14 PM
Hi,

I've just encountered the same thing. The 12 digit FEDEX tracking numbers were working in the google search up until very recently.

If you type fedex before the number, it will do it successfully.
Not sure why it's not working just with the number though.

Re: 12 Digit Fedex Tracking Numbers in Search Results Shane Menshik 2/27/14 2:29 PM
Looks like someone also blogged about this issue now. http://www.seroundtable.com/google-bing-fedex-tracking-18167.html
Re: 12 Digit Fedex Tracking Numbers in Search Results GlennR1 3/4/14 2:40 PM
Seems to be working properly now.
Re: 12 Digit Fedex Tracking Numbers in Search Results Shannon... 3/4/14 3:08 PM
Hey GlennR1,

Perhaps the Google Team came to the rescue!

Shannon