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Google AJAX vs non-AJAX results pages... show different results

   
4:59 am on Oct 30, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Hi,

maybe this has been discussed before but I've been out of the loop for a while, so please accept my apologies if this is a beaten-to-death subject:

When you do a search directly from the address bar of Google Chrome, you will be taken to Google SERP that uses the /search?q=<query> URL structure.

However, when you first go to Google and then search, you will be taken to a SERP that uses the #q=<query> URL structure (AJAX driven).

All nice and dandy, BUT the results for these pages are vastly different! Anybody has any ideas as to why Google uses different data sets for AJAX and non-AJAX results and which one is more recent? Is this a mere issue fo data centre propagation?

Also, I find that in some sessions Google just serves me the non-ajax version even though I go to Google first. usually this happens when I'm logged in.
10:50 am on Oct 30, 2012 (gmt 0)



i didn't find any difference all results were same
11:03 am on Oct 30, 2012 (gmt 0)

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My assumption is that you are seeing two different results. One is for country specific and another is for .com.

For me, from Chrome address bar, it takes me to the country specific results. If I go to www.google.com then obviously it's going to be a different results.
1:30 am on Oct 31, 2012 (gmt 0)

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My assumption is that you are seeing two different results. One is for country specific and another is for .com.

For me, from Chrome address bar, it takes me to the country specific results. If I go to www.google.com then obviously it's going to be a different results.


For me, both go to my country-specific domain (google.com.au), yet I get different result sets.
 

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