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Why does google display some indexed urls wrong?

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3:28 pm on Oct 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Why do some sites appear as:

www.domain.com/whatever/whatever.html and some as
www.domain.com/whatever/ whatever.html

What the space? I can't seem to figure that out...

Any comments appreciated.

7:55 pm on Oct 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I've seen that, but the links always seem to work.
Could it be they try to disturb some of the scraper sites' bots?
8:13 pm on Oct 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I have been very curious about this as well. Most of our links have a space in them and it just started in the last couple months.
10:10 pm on Oct 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

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You mean the space in the green text? That isn't a link. It is just text.

The gap is to force a line break on long URLs so that the result isn't forced down the page to appear under the last of the right-hand adverts.

Sometimes, very rarely, you will see a VERY big gap after the first or second result with the next result a very long way down the page, and placed directly after the adverts. That occurs on a very very long URL, because Google does not put in any other breaks on a very very long URL, they only have the one break.


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