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|Google tweaks the "site:" operator results - it's a bug!|
I was wondering how many people have noticed the way "site:" is showing only 3 pages, burying everything else under "similar pages".
To me this coincided with the latest Penguin update, but don't know if it was meant to or if it's a new feature.
Is this yet another way for Google to force webmasters to sign with the WMT or is there something more to it?
No, it's a bug. Supposedly will be fixed.
Bummer, this comes along with Penguin, hard to figure out if ranking movement is because of domain crowding tweaks or Penguin effect...
So this means that that the new domain clustering that Matt Cutts mentioned [webmasterworld.com] is now live, but buggy. I guess we'll need to "watch this space".
Saw the title...
Did a quick "site" search on Google...
Shocked to see 30 results.
Came back to this thread and saw the second post.
I think it means the domain clustering is not buggy but how it impacted the site command was a side effect and Google has to adjust for site: commands.
Thanks, rustybrick, that makes sense to me.
I just checked site:webmasterworld.com and we get 10 pages, not 3. However other sites I checked (including Amazon) still have 3.
hm another thing could it be another attack on seo, like scrambling visits from google search in the stats, be cause I thing this "bug" takes a little to long to solve.
Yes, bug still not fixed. Perhaps it's a bug like the link: is buggy - i.e. deliberate. Maybe they're culling their index and we can't see that because the site: command is broken?
|Maybe they're culling their index and we can't see that because the site: command is broken? |
All the site: data is still available if you click on the link at the end of the site: operator results that says "If you like, you can repeat the search with the omitted results included."
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