Are searches on Google Books personalized?
Can I ask for your help in a quick experiment? Go to the front page of Google Books. Search for “even although” in quotes. Do you get an Isabel Hapgood translation of Turgenev as the second result (or one of the top results)?
I tried that search because of Languagehat’s post on the mostly obsolete “even although.” For me Hapgood was second, and I’m curious whether that’s a coincidence or something about how Google Book Search works. Does Google remember that I’ve used their site to look at Hapgood’s translations, or does it give me Turgenev first because it’s classified me as Russian? I logged out of my Google account and still got Hapgood, but I’m not sure if that’s significant.