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Great site: results
i like what is showing up

 4:44 pm on Aug 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

I just did a site: from the google sitemaps
Beautiful results, all the indexing that google has been doing on forums, blogs, and pages are now showing up. 312 results, yesterday was 52. most are supplemental, but anyway... very nice.. what is showing for your site:?



 5:02 pm on Aug 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

My take is that this part of the game is working correctly ... forums, blogs etc are indeed supplemental in my mind, The content may be relevant and indeed should be indexed ... A nice change from the past when fresh forum entries might supercede webpage information.


 5:24 pm on Aug 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

One site went from 638 to 12,200. I'm happy with that.


 5:24 pm on Aug 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

I agree, whats neat about it though is the everflux of what google has had for my site is now showing properly, and it was all done without a sitemap i might add also..


 5:31 pm on Aug 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

Had a similar 10X pages jump show in the site: command, which leads me to believe that there is just a problem with the site: command again, as they now have up to 3X the actual page count listed.

Still 90% supplimental, but at least the cache dates are this year now.

Bottom line, traffic hasn't changed much so I'm not going to get to excited...yet.


 7:13 pm on Aug 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

Same here: jumped from ~230 to 1,050.

But why are they STARTING with supplemental results? Here's what the result pages looks like:

1) Main page www.mydomain.com (regular result)

2-8) Supplemental pages that either I didn't know existed or have been long cut off from the site.

Then "In order to show you the most relevant results, we have omitted some entries very similar to the 8 already displayed. If you like, you can repeat the search with the omitted results included."

I have hundreds of good pages that deserve to be ranked way higher. Why aren't they mentioned in 2-8?


 7:18 pm on Aug 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

Do they all have unique titles AND descriptions? If not, they'll get filtered. It used to be you could have unique titles but use the same description, then suddenly those pages started being filtered - I changed to unique titles AND unique descriptions, and they all came back.


 7:33 pm on Aug 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

I am still not sure if it is "great"
Cache is upadated to 2006 (at least!) but I still have those pages showing as supplemental. Also I still don't have my index page showing first on site:www.domain.com

Am I the only one having these problems? :o(

Andrea Wasik

 7:41 pm on Aug 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

Something is going on with indexing - or maybe I should say with the display of indexing. I had a site that was showing about 195 in the index but most supplemental. Now site: says this same site has over 4 million pages! (It does not have even 500,000). And, the number of pages it will actually show me is only 6! 6 of over 4 million! Something's going on - I'm just hoping this means we're finally going to see some indexing of this site's supplemental pages. These were pages that had a ton of identical Meta Description tags (before I had anything to do with it!)


 7:51 pm on Aug 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

mattcutts.com is also showing significant swings in page counts across the DC and the majority on the site in supplimenthell on a lot of them as well.

So if his PR7 Blog which is written by him and probably doesn't have a spam penalty or any duplicate content has gone supplimental, then I don't feel so bad anymore. He has some serious conicalization issues as well, but he said he's let them play with his site at the plex testing the webmaster control center thingy.

Perhaps supplimental has been redifined?


 7:54 pm on Aug 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

Sounds like some of you are not getting the same outcome as me. I'm sorry to hear that. I'm just counting this as a little victory for my site. Not alot of visitors yet, but there is another post here by me on WebmasterWorld that hopefully will address that.


 11:46 pm on Aug 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

netmeg wrote:

Do they all have unique titles AND descriptions?

Sorry to ask such a ridiculous question, but what do you mean by "descriptions"? The META tag descriptions?


 1:14 am on Aug 9, 2006 (gmt 0)

Sorry to ask such a ridiculous question, but what do you mean by "descriptions"? The META tag descriptions?

yes,the descriptions would be the meta tag


 5:45 am on Aug 9, 2006 (gmt 0)

Most of the sites we deal with now have nearly all pages as Supplemental, this over the past few days, all those in French and Italian have gone supplemental plus most of those in Asian languages and a great number in English.
These sites do well on Y and M and very well on other local and regional search engines, so there is nothing wrong with them.
All titles, descriptions and keywords are individual as they relate to individual places. They are clean and clear.


 2:59 pm on Aug 9, 2006 (gmt 0)

poof... and im back to what it was showing 3 days ago... sigh....


 3:37 pm on Aug 9, 2006 (gmt 0)

googleguy has announced yesterday many US DCs should be showing radically fresh supplemental listings. Check your cache dates people, and check several DCs, not just "google.com."

Regarding "omitted results". That happens when your title tag/ description snippet are too similar.

[edited by: Halfdeck at 3:37 pm (utc) on Aug. 9, 2006]


 4:03 pm on Aug 9, 2006 (gmt 0)

Much of what you are seeing is the total page count of what G has indexed for both www and non-www by the look of mine. And it definitely has not spread to all dc's. It does appear that old caches have been dropped as I am seeing a lot of "no match" and even a couple of 500 server errors on those pages that had year old caches just a couple of days ago.

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