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URL only appears

URL only appears, no title or description

     
2:08 pm on Dec 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Why do some entries in google search results appear as URL only (without a title/description)?

eg:
www.some-domain.com/
<Similar Pages>

whereas all other entries appear as:-
Title
Description
<Cached> <Similar Pages>

The HTML definitely has a title and description. Why isnt it showing on google?

2:36 pm on Dec 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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There are at least two reasons I believe.
It happens when you delete pages in your site and they remain for some time in Google's index until they are finally dropped. (Happened to me.)

I think it also happens when Google finds new pages in your site but don't index them immediately. Like Google just marks the URL to return later and have a closer look.

2:40 pm on Dec 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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It also happens when you have 2 pages of duplicate content on the same site. Usually one ranks and the other goes url-only.

arran.

2:52 pm on Dec 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Sorry mods, pls delete this post, it was a duplicate.
 

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