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I have that link bookmarked for many years. and I check it every day many many times a day. :)
the point is site:domain is a simple command that shows their index for my site. no more and no less. I've never seen any foreign sites included for site:domain.com command. let alone hundreds of spam domains.
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As you can see one phrase is repeated over and over. Believe me it is not coded that way.... apparently something is broken....again....
[edited by: tedster at 6:56 pm (utc) on Sep. 8, 2006]
Instead of the usual options which include:
the IBL's your site is credited with
The pages which Google has indexed
Sites which "mention" your site
All you get now is a list of all the sites which mention your site. Don't know what has happened, but it does look very strange indeed. Curiouser and curiouser.
Ummmm ... paging GoogleGuy, paging GoogleGuy, where are you GoogleGuy? :)
Some of my pages are in these results, but it's mostly unrelated sites. Each time I reload they come up in a different, seemingly random, order and a varying amount.
I'm only seeing the strange behaviour on 2 of my dozen or so domains. All the others are returning expected results. Interestingly, the 2 domains returning wonky results were essentially dropped from google's index a month ago. Out of 30k~40k indexed pages on each site, it suddenly dropped to a couple hundred. From the looks of it, I'm not getting my pages reindexed, just a lot of random pages thrown in.
Totally bizarre domains showed up while I was researching a domain for possible investment. It looks like the invasion is spreading. So something's broken with some of the site: results. Is anyone having traffic problems that showed up at the same time? Or is it just a frustration not to be able to see what urls Google has indexed for the domain?
(1) Do your search for site:www.domain.com
(2) Look at the cache of the spam website
(3) At the bottom of the Google header, does it say "These terms only appear in links pointing to this page: www.domain.com"
I have the feeling is that the spammers maybe using my domain name as the anchor text and pointing it to a spammy website.
site: now gives me 19,000 results and all are non english. then it says click here to search for english. and when I do it gives 4k urls and the non english urls are gone.
WTH is going on?
[edited by: tedster at 12:33 am (utc) on Sep. 20, 2006]