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Google indexing site search results for major retailers

   
12:49 pm on May 9, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I did a three term search. Three of top ten results were site search results for those three terms from Amazon, Walmart, and Sears. Try some searches. I've seen this before, but this is ridiculous!

Google's index is going to get very big! I wonder if someone is out there publishing lots of links filled with search terms to these various major vendors?

Of course Amazon, Walmart, and Sears should block this but, come on Google, how bad is it going to get. This should be trivial for Google to prevent.

It's going to be very hard to compete if the Google's search results are flooded with ? site search results ?
1:45 pm on May 9, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I'm seeing this a lot too.

I don't know if the big sites should "block" those pages from being indexed, but it does go to show how far google's preference for brands has gone.

Many of those search results pages have VERY little content related to the keywords. Generally, that is due to the search functionality of those sites being very wide. They tend to error on the side of returning as many products as possible, whether relative to the search terms or not.
1:57 pm on May 9, 2012 (gmt 0)

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The companies should block them (I sure do but a lot of people don't) and Google sure shouldn't be showing them. Hopefully they'll deal with that at some point, I'm reasonably sure Google doesn't want them there.
 

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