| 7:02 pm on Dec 26, 2007 (gmt 0)|
I do not see a difference with caps or not. You may be hitting different datacenters with your searches.
| 9:06 pm on Dec 26, 2007 (gmt 0)|
I don't see any difference either; SERPs are identical even if I display 100 results on a page.
| 9:14 pm on Dec 26, 2007 (gmt 0)|
It was only one keyword phrase I could get this to happen for. Everything else is identical.
| 9:21 pm on Dec 26, 2007 (gmt 0)|
This is interesting - we had tested it and not noticed it on Google, but some time last year Yahoo was definitely producing different results between caps and non caps.
| 9:26 pm on Dec 26, 2007 (gmt 0)|
This is certainly not the expected behavior from Google Search.
|Google searches are NOT case sensitive. All letters, regardless of how you type them, will be understood as lower case. |
By any chance is one of those search terms "OR", which is taken as a Boolean operator when it's typed in uppercase?
| 9:32 pm on Dec 26, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Nope, it is actually just a two word phrase.
| 10:46 pm on Dec 26, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Camel caps has resulted in different search results for the same term off and on since I paid attention to this sort of thing back in mid 07. It resulted in a lot of confusing contradictory SERPs during meetings with the boss.
| 1:21 am on Dec 27, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Do you people remember this post?
OK, not the post but a small dialogue in the comments below the post.
Compaining about Some Google Missteps (seomoz) [seomoz.org]
Scroll down to about one third of all comments.
It's basically a QnA by Matt Cutts.
On why caps DOESN'T make a difference.
|Part of the issue is that "it" can be a stopword in some cases, and upper/lowercase makes a difference, e.g. IT usually means something different than it. |
There are very very few words where capitalizing makes a big difference in the word sense. (...)
That said, I have heard people ask about this before. I'll send a pointer to your post to some webranking people, but I'll mention that in the past we've viewed as not as big a help as other things we could do.
Perhaps this has something to do with your problem.
Or perhaps not.
| 3:00 pm on Dec 27, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Yes, I have seen sites where ALL CAPS does work! Looks like crap and I will not click on them though. Just like on IM, if I accidentally have ALL CAPS on, it really pissed people of because they think you are shouting. I would rather be #4 and do it right, then #1 and look like I'm "screaming."
I WOULD SAY ABOUT 90% OF EVERYONE ON THE NET HATES ALL CAPS THESE DAYS AND I DON'T THINK IT MATTERS IF YOU'RE #1, THEY STILL WON"T CLICK ON IT...
| 3:50 pm on Dec 27, 2007 (gmt 0)|
It's not my serp results listing that is in caps, its the search phrase I used in caps.
This is what I did:
Went to Google.com
Searched for blue widgets
Searched for BLUE WIDGETS
| 5:32 pm on Dec 27, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Especially if you can tell it wasn't (accidental) caps-lock but one finger on the SHIFT button...
But you're right on this.
Unless it's small caps, it makes one uneasy.