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Google command for hidden pages
member22




msg:4642372
 3:23 pm on Feb 4, 2014 (gmt 0)

Is there a command to type in google that will show me the pages that googles has in its index that it considers duplicate and doesn't want to show me.

I am not talking about allinurl or inurl because those won't show me anything unless i know what to type. I am talking about a command that would make appear the hidden pages.

Let's say google says it has 50 pages in its index but my site in only 25 I want to know what are the other 25 it has.

Thank you,

 

adder




msg:4642396
 5:14 pm on Feb 4, 2014 (gmt 0)

If you're referring to the latest GWT glitch that saw many websites "double" their size overnight (happened mid January), there's no way of confirming as to what really happened.

There are no known commands to type in Google to "unlock" the supplemental index (mind you, I'm not saying there is such index!) or a different tier of the index, but with a bit of creativity, you can find pages that may contain thin content.

Here's an example. I was recently looking at a Pandalised site, however, the site:example.com query didn't yield any pages with thin content.

Then I browsed around randomly and stumbled upon a page that contained only an image and this string of text: "Click on the image to reveal a larger size"

Next, I used this query:
"Click on the image to reveal a larger size" site:example.com
and voila! it showed me it had 200+ such pages in its index. Funny, when I did just site:example.com it didn't show a single page of that type.

Now if I were to try to rescue the site, I'd simply remove those pages or "noindex" them.

Another possibility is that each of your page has got two different urls.

However, most likely, Google doesn't give you the precise number of pages it's got in its index.

member22




msg:4642400
 5:48 pm on Feb 4, 2014 (gmt 0)

Thank you adder for your help I will try that.

Thank you again for your help.

phranque




msg:4642430
 8:49 pm on Feb 4, 2014 (gmt 0)

try adding "&safe=off&filter=0" to the search url.

bumpski




msg:4643059
 6:41 pm on Feb 6, 2014 (gmt 0)

Another alternative:
Adjust your search settings to 100 results per page. Do your search, then go to the last page of the results, and it is likely you'll see the quote below:
In order to show you the most relevant results, we have omitted some entries very similar to the 510 already displayed.
If you like, you can repeat the search with the omitted results included.

Click on the link
You will see many more results.
If you get your site really "tuned up" you should not see the message above. Remember to carefully check for the same page being indexed as "https://" and "http://". Do a text search of the results page for "https".

The 100 results per page setting can save you a lot of time getting to the 1000th result for a large site. The message above is only shown on the last page of results.

phranque




msg:4643086
 8:36 pm on Feb 6, 2014 (gmt 0)

When you click that omitted results link the URL will contain the parameters I specified in the query string

bumpski




msg:4643263
 1:27 pm on Feb 7, 2014 (gmt 0)

When you click that omitted results link the URL will contain the parameters I specified in the query string
Yes, but when you do it the old fashioned way, looking for Google's omitted results message, you receive positive feedback from Google that your site may have some content Google considers duplicate.
Some may disagree with this assessment.

phranque




msg:4643395
 9:41 pm on Feb 7, 2014 (gmt 0)

good point.
I also use the &num=100 trick to get to SERP result #1000.

member22




msg:4643841
 8:06 am on Feb 10, 2014 (gmt 0)

Thank you for your help I will try what you mentioned.

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