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    Google is indexing more pages then there are


    3 weeks ago, I started a site with about 7,000 pages for the search engines to index. (all .html -files, no session-ids, questionmarks or anything else strange). After 2 weeks, google indexed like 7,800 pages and I just thought that I had some more pages then I though, but now, Google has indexed 55,000 pages. When I browse though the SERPS for site:www.domain.com all the URLs that I can see (first 1000) are fine and they all exist.

    Why is google showing this many indexed pages when there aren't so many?
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    its normal, i get wrong numbers all the time
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    Originally Posted by jozomannen
    Why is google showing this many indexed pages when there aren't so many?
    This is something odd from Google's side. If you remember, this same issue happened to Yahoo! last month and we all thought it is because that stupid "biggest index" contest between these 2 SEs.
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    Ah ok, will this be fixed or will it be like this forever, because I don't really know if all my pages are indexed, if it showed exactly 7,214 pages I would know, but now can I only guess. I doesn't really matter because I can't do anything about it, would just be fun to know =)
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    Normally ( like any other glitch ) it'll clear up after a while, just like it happened with Yahoo!

    Meanwhile, work on backlinks + fresh content and don't get disturbed by this "little" issue
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    Hehe ok, I will do that, thanks for the answers.
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    this is not new, its not something from last month
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    Bruno, do you refer to the glitch with more pages indexed in Yahoo! ? If so, honestly I know it just from the last 1+ month's update, it didn't happen like since 3 months ago. Thought, time can play "dirty" on internet and that's why we may not be on the same wavelenghth
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    G shows always bigger numbers for my sites

    last year i have launch site with 8 000 pages, G always have 24 000 indexed pages there is no 16 000 pages i have check with link checker

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    • sensei agrees : Thanks for this info. I never know this happening with Google. ( Btw, I'm out of rep for you but I'll remember to add next time :) )

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