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    Interesting results at google.com


    Hi all,
    with my first post in this very nice forum I've been watching for some time I would like to short introduce myself and to turn your attention to a very interesting fact I noticed while constructing unusuall queries for google (at it seems interesting for me).

    I am young SEO/web developer/inet marketing specialist form Bulgaria. I have 4 years of experience in web design and development and around a year and a half experience in the areas of SEO and web marketing.

    Well, to the interesting part now...

    Check out this query - http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=-site%3Awww.fenomenibg.com&btnG=Search&lr=

    Google returns around 3,350,000,000 results. Well, www.fenomenibg.com has only one page indexed, so it is not afecting the number above in any way. To be sure that there is no mistake I checked with this one http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&q=-site%3Awww.balkancar-hebar.ro&btnG=Search - the result is the same. The second site also has only one page indexed.

    Well, this query basically states - give me all results you have in your database, but those from site A. And it shows 3,350,000,000 results, while google.com claims they have "2005 Google - Searching 8,168,684,336 web pages". How could this be? What is happening here?

    Let's try this query, to check the results once again, in a bit different manner this time - http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=-site%3Awww.cnn.com&btnG=Search&lr=
    This time we have around 3,320,000,000 which is 10,000,000 results less, which means that site:www.cnn.com should return around 10,000,000 results, right? To my dissapointment it returns the miserable 635,000 results which is far from it.

    The question here is how exactly does google treat the "site" command and why it is so unaccurate.

    There is another far more interesting point here, though.

    Let's go back to the first query - http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=-site%3Awww.fenomenibg.com&btnG=Search&lr= Now take a look at the the results. What we see is the results, ordered by importance! There a lot of .gov and .org sites, also many big .com sites like careerbiulder.com, yahoo.com, google.com, blogger.com, mac.com. .edu sites are also creddited higher, but only after .gov and .org sites, or at least it seems so to me.

    What do you think about these queries, the numbers they show and the results they show?

    P.S. Tried the same at yahoo.com, it doesn't work. The guys there must have figured out it is a danger for their algos. MSN.com is a different story. It works like... hmm, I don't know the phrase in English, would appreciate some help

    It shows they have approx 5,317,569,033 sites in their database. Also it shows that msn gives much less creddibility to .gov sites than google, and even lesser to .edu and .org.
    Would like to hear about your thoughts on this one, too
    Last edited by GeoG; Aug 12th, 2005 at 07:12 AM.
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    That's very simple. Your query has a mistake: extra "-"

    Try this one: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&q=site%3Awww.fenomenibg.com
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    Hmm, I think that was the point....

    The OP tried a query that would show ALL the indexed pages except those from that particular site...
    ...please help me w/ the real Redscowl Bluesingsky...how2 check backlinks...now postin' @ SEO Refugee ...
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    Hi There,

    Yes that was a wrong way of quering for Site command.

    Extra "-" prefixed to site.

    KaMran - White Eagle.
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    Absolutely not a WRONG query, just UNUSUAL, as I said. To prove that, copy/paste one of the query url's, containing the "-" before "site:". Now load the page in your browser. Now click Advanced Search. What do we see? ""Don't" return results from this site or domain" instead of ""Only" return results from this site or domain" which you will definetly see, if the query field is empty, which shows that google recognizes the command ;)

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