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msg:3717992
 9:26 pm on Aug 7, 2008 (gmt 0)

Do you think something went wrong with Google this year?

Complex patents, a huge server farm, lots of mathematicians ...

and then look at this result:

site:www.example.com

Results 1 - 51 of about 1

What is your opinion?

 

tedster




msg:3718041
 10:28 pm on Aug 7, 2008 (gmt 0)

It's a bug, of course. Google's routine that estimates the total number of pages on a site: query can seem to have more trouble with smaller website. On a 5,000 page site or a 500,000 page site you wouldn't even miss 50 pages!

It's also good to remember that the site: operator is a reporting function and not the core of Google's search product. As such, precision in those numbers is definitely NOT a top priority for Google.

[edited by: tedster at 4:29 am (utc) on Aug. 8, 2008]

youfoundjake




msg:3718237
 4:03 am on Aug 8, 2008 (gmt 0)

I would love a result of 1-51 of about 1 then the 1-9 of about 0 that i get. :)

g1smd




msg:3718895
 9:53 pm on Aug 8, 2008 (gmt 0)

Lately, I am also often finding that clicking the link to show "omitted results" leads to less results being shown, not more.

youfoundjake




msg:3719098
 6:43 am on Aug 9, 2008 (gmt 0)

i have found that as well, thanks for reminding me g1smd, thats how i usually get the 1-9 of about 0, kind of silly...

g1smd




msg:3719461
 9:53 pm on Aug 9, 2008 (gmt 0)

There are several datacentres with this behaviour.

It doesn't seem to happen on all of them.

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