Is anyone else seeing fewer "results" coming up in Google when searching for keywords that you track? Versus a few weeks ago, I'm seeing, in some instances, thousands fewer results for various keywords. This seems to correspond with the fact that more and more pages are appearing to be pushed into the supplemental index as G seems to be getting better at weeding out hijackers and dupe content.
Or is there another explanation for this phenomenon possibly?
I dont see better results, I think its getting worse and worse, more supplemental results, more omitted results, more hijackers/scripts linking redireting on site:yourdomain.com seaarch, I realy hope they will soon make some changes they are realy loosing a lot of interesting sites, because they are out of the serps now.
Msg#: 27807 posted 10:39 pm on Feb 2, 2005 (gmt 0)
So zeus, you agree that more pages are getting pushed into the supplemental index?
I'm not saying that results are getting better, just that I'm seeing: * fewer results returned for specific searches * more pages getting labeled as supplemental
I also track several URL's I know of that have been hijacked - either intentionally or not - and am seeing the hijackER getting the "supplemental" label and the hijackEE coming OUT of the supplemental index.
I don't know why Google show these, but yes, loads of supplementals for me.
It seems the success rate of these supplemental URL's actually being valid once they get clicked is sub 20% ... I have no idea why they even bother to list them when they are obviously not "current" for a reason.
Laugh, one of my entire sites is tagged SUPPLEMENTAL. Googlebot has been by to visit it many of times and yet the cache dates are from August 2004 or earlier. Makes me just want to put a deny on googlebot in my robots.txt file! If Google can't update that particular site when it visits why let it waste my bandwidth?
Google is loosing it's luster and I'm hearing more and more from people about how google just isn't getting the job done for them either. All I know is google needs to wake up because MSN will be on their heels before they know it if they keep dropping the ball on the problems that exist with their serps.