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When I look at Google search results via site:www.domain.com, I am only able to look at 1000 results, per usual.
Starting at #990, there are ten supplemental results.
Can I infer from this that #1001 to #2038 are also all supplemental.
In other words, can I infer that my only non-supplemental pages are #1 to #989?
You've essentially done a search for any page on your site, and Google has shown you almost 1000 results before saying 'here's plenty of pages from example com, you should be able to find what you're looking for among these 990+'.
I would think a better way to approach your rankings issue would be to do a search for the terms you think your pages should show up for, and see if you rank. If not, then start thinking about content, anchor text, and external links -- good, old-fashioned SEO.
Another approach would be to look at your logs to determine which pages are drawing Google referrals. Pages that don't would be good candidates for links.
Whenever I search webmaster world I always append to the search site:www.webmasterworld.com/google/ or whatever forum I'm looking for.
Maybe tomorrow you'll be able to do this search:
site:www.webmasterworld.com/google/ 1122ABCD3425 [google.com]
And find this post! < because of the unique string 1122ABCD342 >
[edited by: tedster at 6:16 pm (utc) on Dec. 6, 2006]
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If you add the supplemental index into the mix, I doubt there's much we can assume beyond the 1,000 results event horizon.
I gather from Matt Cutts that supplementals just need more pagerank to get out of supplemental purgatory
I would love Google to tell us how to get out of supplementals when the site has good PR, no dups, and no canonical issues.
(And the category I tried to get into, amazingly, has virtually the same number of listings as two years ago! Same Editor Too! No growth on the Internet.) (Oh, and yes, I have tried to become an editor.)
Just in the last couple of days for several of my sites the number of supplementals has dropped significantly. I think Google has made a substantial change.
But I still have a couple pages in the penalty box.
Penatly Box: Non-supplemental pages following the supplemental listings when using:
www.example.com has a supplemental listing! But, nothing in the Penalty Box.