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73,900,000 results instead of 16,000,000

What does that mean?



11:16 am on Dec 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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if I search for a very high competetive keyword in Google, I receive 73,900,000 reults. Normaly I receive only around 16.000.000 results. And the new reults are a little bit strange. The most of the listed sites do not have the entered keyword on their sites....

What do you think about that?

Merry xmas. :-)


5:29 pm on Dec 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Probably just a temporary aberation on google's part. May have slipped the supplemental index and everything else in there too.

Marketing Guy

5:33 pm on Dec 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Could mean that they are associating more related terms with the search. One of my lead key terms jumped from 33 million to 99 million a year or so ago and has stuck ever since (no notable change in top 20 though).


12:18 am on Dec 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

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the new data centers that google is throwing into the mix at random intervals show significantly higher counts than the standard data centers. is the one. They throw this into the searches at random intervals. They'll be adding another one after the holidays.

We’re getting closer to calling for feedback on, but I probably won’t ask for reactions for another week or two. Right now that datacenter isn’t serving traffic 100% of the time as people pull it out of the rotation from time to time to tune things up under the hood. That data center has some infrastructure that I think in time will work better for canonicalization and redirects. We also recently improved site: to show slightly more logical urls as well. src [mattcutts.com]

When you see these elevated counts, do a quick series of searches on your favorite keywords, and you may get a rough picture of where your site will be when google starts rolling out those data centers sometime early next year, after the holidays.

That data center also seems to maybe have resolved the site page overcounting bug.

As noted in the quote, the results change a bit as they tweak them, but overall they seem to be pretty good from what I can see.

For those who continue to display an unhealthy obsession with supplementals, they are still present, but shoved to the back of the results when using site: command

Also of note is that site:domain.com may return significantly different results than site:domain.com/


12:46 am on Dec 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

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MarketingGuy is right on - unless the top 10/20/50/etc results actually change, nothing really matters. They could just be including more pages towards the end of the SERPs, and that shouldn't have any affect on your site.

...that is, unless your site is in the 33 million position. ;-)


12:55 am on Dec 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

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No, it's not just a different count, the results are significantly different as well for some searches, other results don't change that much.

I think it might be hilltop type searches that are seeing the biggest changes, not sure yet, that's my first impression.

Several sites I follow are seeing much better positioning in the new data center, one has returned from jagger netherworlds, another comes up top 30 from deep in the 2 or 3 hundreds, where it's sat for a long time. Another dropped for a major keyword phrase, totally out.

I'm not worrying about it, doesn't matter, but it's fairly different on all the sites I track for the money keywords, the more complex searches just move up or down a few spots.


1:16 am on Dec 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

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currently directory sites win again on this centre.

Plenty of link exchanges with them, plenty of inbound links and plenty of outgoing links on the page to other sites - google loves em!

Will be interesting how this moves forward


3:37 am on Dec 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

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well, i just bumped into 1.5 million instead of 725,000 i found the last 3 days on

if we see a PageRank update, a BackLinks update, why should we not see an FoundResults update?

I think that would complete the picture google gives me about its "rhythm":

BackLinks, PageRank, RankingOrder, FoundResults ...

next step is BackLinks again...

2 cents for the jar,


6:52 am on Dec 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hi everyone
Has Google already included the LSI techonology into its organic search results, or is it trying to broaden the resultset.
Even I am getting a siginificant increase (almost 3 times) in the no. of results for the regular keywords.

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