I imagine this has been addressed previously here, but does anyone have an explanation for why Google would say there are 300 results for a query and then only display through 205? This is after making sure that omitted results are included.
Thanks, Brett. I hadn't noticed that, but since when is 205 results about 304 results? If that's the answer, that's the answer, but it seems strange for Google to estimate such small numbers like that. Particularly strange for it to be so specific in its estimate and then miss it by about 30%.
In my own site when I did searches for site:domain.com -dadsasa to count my pages I found the actual found result to be the apges indexed, while the guessed number was roughly the number of real pages in the site. I think for that number google uses pages it knows ABOUT from links but hasnT' spidered yet. Basically it tries EXTRA hard to guess at the real number of results, even pages it can never return for the search.
That's interesting, killroy. I wonder why they would do that? I should disclose that I was searching for all the pages within a domain as well, so maybe the site: modifier search functionality triggers what you're talking about.