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When I do a search for "site:www.sitename.com wordthatisoneverypage" is says there are 621 pages, but when I start going through the SERPs, I can only get to about 190 of them.
Does that mean the other 431 pages are not accessible to Google searchers? Why aren't they all displayed?
Thanks for any insights and/or advice concerning this site. It's a really great resource and deserves to do better in the search engines.
p.s. one thing I had heard is that id= in .asp pages is not liked by Google? Why on earth would that be?
If you search for a word that's only on some pages, you should see those pages. Also, you can add &filter=0 to the end of the Google URL to see all of them.
id= in .asp pages is not liked by Google? Why on earth would that be?
id= is disliked in all URLs because it looks like a Session ID. Session IDs are bad because they can cause crawlers to see tons of duplicate content on your site.
"site:sub.domain.com" showed 190 of 243 pages
"<wordoneverypage> site:sub.domain.com" showed about the same amount, but a different subset of the pages!
And I could search for the missing pages seperately as well, and they came up.
Also, the "missing" pages are completely unique - every article is entirely different from the other articles on the site. So it seems unlikely that Google would deem them as being too similar to other pages to be worth showing.
I've put the site in my profile if that helps.
Thanks also for the information on ID= -- I wouldn't think that would stump Google but I will probably change it -- better safe than sorry.
My own theory is just that the pages are too fat, and that if we thin them down, maybe Google will show more than 190.
We are also going to try to shrink down the page size and clean up the files - pull the menus into a .js file.
Thanks to all who looked at this.