A user on a stock exchange website and has just searched for a company name (e.g. abc industries) that in the last week has changed its name to something else (e.g. def industries), should the search engine results reflect this change?
The options that I can see are:
- should the search result indicate that the search query was part of a recent name change and provide a link to the search results using the new name, or
- should the search result page have a generic message such as, "the company you are searching for may have changed names recently" with a hyperlink to a list of recently changed company names, or
- should the search result not indicate that a name change has occurred?
What is the standard here?