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I'm seeing results from the same domain that aren't clustered

     

nativenewyorker

4:37 am on Oct 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Google is no longer clustering pairs of results from the same domain name. A domain can now have SERP positions #5 and #10 for the same search term vs. the old format of #5 and #6. This is not a case of www.example.tld at position #5 and abc.example.tld at position #10. Both results use the same subdomain.

Indentations for all results have been removed. "More results from..." also appears to have been removed. It would appear that the algorithm is placing more emphasis on individual pages and less on entire websites.

Robert Charlton

4:59 am on Oct 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

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nativenewyorker - I'm not seeing this at all. All searches I've run where pairs of results from the same domain appear on the same results page are clustered.

I believe someone else noticed unclustered results a short while back. It may be that Google is experimenting with various display methods... or it might have simply been a glitch. Google's pushing around a lot of data, and occasionally odd things happen.

tedster

5:00 am on Oct 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I'm still seeing the normal clustering and indenting that I've been seeing all along. I wonder if what you're seeing is either 1) experimental, or 2) related to "Universal Search" - each of those results being from a different type of search result such as one is organic and the other is local, media, news or whatever.

nativenewyorker

5:15 am on Oct 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

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How do I determine the server from which I'm retrieving results?

edd1

5:37 am on Oct 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I've seen it before but only for subdomains. The same exact domain has always clustered. Will keep an eye open though.

tedster

6:54 am on Oct 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

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How do I determine the server from which I'm retrieving results?

Use Firefox with the ShowIP extension installed.

Beachboy

7:38 am on Oct 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I see the same thing, although in my case the site is like five months old. Pages from that site rank separately for the same search query, but as time passes the separate pages are finally clustered. That grouping process can take months. Seems to be part of the integration process.

Marcia

4:01 pm on Oct 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I've been seeing two pages but unclustered from the same domain now and then, without subdomains. I've also seen once or twice where there was way more clustering than usual.

tedster

2:55 am on Oct 17, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Footnote for the local search phrase I was watching - both results are now gone from the top 2 pages.

whitenight

2:58 am on Oct 17, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I've been seeing this for about 3-4 weeks now.

Only seems to happen at 20-30 minute periods randomly throughout the day.

 

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