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My site listed in google has become a hybrid listing
The title / URL is from some random totally unrelated site
The directory path & directory is from my site.
This appears in the position where my site was 30 mins ago (& has been for months - #1)
Googleguy any clues why this would happen - looks like a bug?
I have also noticed something strange on the serps for my main keyword. There is a totally unrelated site listed in the #2 spot. So, for example if my keywords were "Blue Widgets", there is absolutely nothing on this site that has anything to do with Blue Widgets. There is nothing visible, or in the source code. Nothing in the alt tags, nothing, nothing, nothing. They are an educational site with very little on the page. I even checked their incoming links, and the words "BLUE" or "WIDGETS" isn't listed anywhere on their inbound links. I can find absolutely no reason they should even appear in the serps for Blue Widgets. Any thoughts?
Back in those days I had to wait a month for it to get fixed, I believe freshbot will take care of it now, given you have a PR 5ish+ site that freshbot likes :)
URL & Desc - from some unrelated educational site
DMOZ site description + DMOZ directory path - my site
By the time I'd captured the bad SERPS screen and read this thread, the results were back to normal.
Looks like Google is having an off day. Maybe we should get the DMOZ people to run it instead :)
These terms only appear in links pointing to this
page: BLUE WIDGETS
Does this mean that this site is listed in the #2 position ONLY because it has a link from a page that has BLUE WIDGETS on it?
Is the Google Algo putting more weight on inbound links than ever before?
What's the deal?
[edited by: Marcos at 9:03 pm (utc) on Jan. 3, 2003]
even the cache is my site - the url is something else. A hybrid listing is far from normal. My cache, my dmoz description, another URL? Believe me that sucks!
the bug is in evidence on datatcenter 2 & 5 (sj / ab)
I too have sent an example of a mismatch, the first item if you look for "hotels London" on Google.co.uk
As far as I can see the first Serps site is not cheating, but is the result of a mismatch.
Note to moderators Feel free to remove query string, but I thought it was useful!