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Site:www.example.com or Site:www,example.com - with a comma

 1:57 am on Dec 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

I'm not sure if this is news, old news, useful or useless - but I've found that if I use a comma in the domain name as opposed to a traditional dot, I'm presented with all the valid files in my site (ie files linked to from the main navigation - ie not supplementals.)

Anyone else notice this?

Is it of any use?



 5:01 am on Dec 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

I get no results at all using a comma. I tried a number of domains, too.


 7:30 am on Dec 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

I just tried it and my results are rather strange. Only a few pages of my site are showing up when I use Site:www,example.com. The rest are error pages of other sites.


 7:39 am on Dec 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

Site:www.example.com returns results from the site / domain while Site:www,example.com is a search for "Site www" "example.com". i.e pages that contain "Site www" and "example.com".


 10:54 am on Dec 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

Well that's not what was happening early this morning!

Now when i use the comma - I dont get what I was getting this morning.

I was getting similar results using an exclamation mark this morning too..

Weird - now it says there's no info for the url - this morning it was showing my site without supplementals if i used the comma or exclamation mark in place of the period.

PS - I naturally tried this on about 4 domains before posting!


 10:56 am on Dec 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

In fact try it with an exclamation mark! I'm getting the results i saw this morning....


 11:01 am on Dec 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

Very very strange - Now it's not showing anything for the (!).

It was a second ago - promise!

It looks as though it was showing the site without supplementals.


 11:03 am on Dec 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

One minute it works another it doesnt....


 2:40 pm on Dec 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

It worked for me last night (when nobody had responded to this thread yet).

I saw the (very few) pages of mine that aren't in supplemental hell, and nothing else listed.


 2:49 pm on Dec 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

I tried it just now and with site: it looks the same for me. Without site: it looked like a list of sites linking (after 2 of my own pages at the top), but a different list than with the dot. Same list without site: but with!.


 2:54 pm on Dec 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

All I can say is try it a coupe of times one after the other....




I get different results every twice or so.


 4:10 pm on Dec 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

Well, one thing's for sure. It isn't going to stay a secret if it's posted here. Once Google realizes someone is doing something they don't want them to do, it's easy enough for them to disable/change it.


 4:26 pm on Dec 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

think that is what happened when someone pointed out site:www.example.com *** returned supp. results for the www.example.com site

so yea the poster above me is exactly right.


 3:11 am on Dec 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

ok - try

"site:yourdomain.com -www"

Not sure if it's useful but the last time I posted something like this in a new thread (ie this thread) it "got fixed".

This seems to show supplementals and other pages indexed without the www.

sorry - i'm drunk!

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