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Bing and site: operator
3 times as many pages as exist

 12:31 am on Dec 11, 2009 (gmt 0)

Is there some trick to using the site: operator on Bing?

When I do a site:mysite.tld it returns at least 3 times as many pages as my site has.

I'm probably around 3,100 hundred pages and the site: search returns over 11,000 (but that nuber changes for some reason).

I do have the non www redirected to the www. version of the site.



 4:04 am on Dec 12, 2009 (gmt 0)

No one else has experienced this, has any insights on it?


 2:57 pm on Dec 17, 2009 (gmt 0)

Did I explain this so poorly no one understands my question?

Is the thread just invisible?


 3:11 pm on Dec 17, 2009 (gmt 0)

use an http response header checker to check to see if your 404 page really IS giving a 404 response. Otherwise, Urls with tracking strings can cause this problem.

If your site has a search function, then this might also cause this effect.... sort of a honeypot for spiders... where infinite URLs are possible, for search results.

Sorry... tried to answer this days ago... but went under a tunnel on the train.


 6:29 pm on Dec 17, 2009 (gmt 0)

Thanks, here's a bit mmore info.

This is a dedicated server. The only other sites on the server are a couple very small sites of mine.

I have no site search on the site.

All pages are static and have only one url

I just ran a header check and got this response:

HTTP Status Code: HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found

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