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Double Secret Probation? site: shows only a few pages indexed
backdraft7

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Msg#: 4484055 posted 1:52 pm on Aug 12, 2012 (gmt 0)

Ok, so I've been whining about losing traction in the serps, so today I tried using the site: www.domain.com command and the first site displayed is a review site, then 3 pages from my site, then a page of other review sites and one or two more pages of my stuff.
Does anyone know if the site command is even supported anymore? According to Google it is. [googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com...]

Should this be used as a diagnostic to find out why 70+ other pages that Google's WMT SAYS are indexed, are not being indexed? Perhaps I'm under some sort of penalty and don't even know it.

Any other current methods of diagnosing this issue?

 

netmeg

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Msg#: 4484055 posted 4:12 pm on Aug 12, 2012 (gmt 0)

Do you get the same results without the www?

backdraft7

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Msg#: 4484055 posted 4:21 pm on Aug 12, 2012 (gmt 0)

The non www gives slightly different results but still intermixed with mostly other sites who are reviewing my site (an epidemic number of those these days).

I do the canonical redirect in my htaccess file, so if you type domain.com, you automatically get the preferred www.domain.com

As I recall doing the site: www.domain.com should return only my site pages. Just wondering if this intermixing is cause for concern or just something else broken with Google.

levo

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Msg#: 4484055 posted 4:49 pm on Aug 12, 2012 (gmt 0)

You should use 'site:example.com' instead of 'site: example.com' (no space)

backdraft7

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Msg#: 4484055 posted 4:59 pm on Aug 12, 2012 (gmt 0)

@levo - geeze louise - that's all it was! thanks!

Now, as long as we're on silly little technicalities....

From a G search engine standpoint, is it better to reference /subdirectory/ or /subdirectory/index.html ?
I suspect an issue in my sitemap where G might think there is duplicate content.
Or, does it not matter at all?

g1smd

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Msg#: 4484055 posted 5:20 pm on Aug 12, 2012 (gmt 0)

You'll need these two searches:

site:example.com -inurl:www

site:www.example.com
netmeg

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Msg#: 4484055 posted 6:28 pm on Aug 12, 2012 (gmt 0)

I almost always go /subdirectory/

lucy24

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Msg#: 4484055 posted 10:54 pm on Aug 12, 2012 (gmt 0)

Files named directory/index.html shouldn't exist at all; they should redirect to directory/ alone. (By the usual yawn-provoking coincidence I have just this instant said in another thread that this is typically your second-to-last generic redirect, before the www. one.) If you are anxious, include a Condition for {THE_REQUEST} so mod_dir can't send you around in circles.

You'll need these two searches:

Isn't that what the "preferred form" setting in GWT is for-- not to mention your own redirect? I just tried it on my own site and when I added the -inurl:www part, hits dropped to zero. This is what I wanted to see.

g1smd

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Msg#: 4484055 posted 3:33 pm on Aug 13, 2012 (gmt 0)

Files named directory/index.html shouldn't exist at all

The FILE should exist on the server hardrive, but the URL used to access it should not include the filename.

lucy24

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Msg#: 4484055 posted 4:31 pm on Aug 13, 2012 (gmt 0)

Oops, yes, that's what I meant :( Not the file, just the name.

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