Fighting the 'Omitted Results' Filter

Jun 1, 2004 • 3:40 pm | comments (5) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

You know what I am talking about, "In order to show you the most relevant results, we have omitted some entries very similar to the 1 already displayed. If you like, you can repeat the search with the omitted results included."

It frequently happens to sites that are dynamic in nature, and when you do an query in Google.

What you should normally watch out for is having the top content that is the same for each page. With CSS-P (cascading style sheets positioning) you can force the real content to the top of the page and ensure that Google reads that content first. That will help prove to Google that your page is not similar to the other results.

A thread at WebmasterWorld is currently discussing this topic.

Previous story: Yahoo! Home Page New Look in Beta



02/03/2007 04:21 am

why google shows "repeat the search with the omitted results included" and what is it?


05/11/2008 10:29 pm

I also find it a lot for 'dynamic' pages where the question mark is used to post back categories etc. I have several product galleries that google ommits the results for initially. Not to worry though, if someone searches for items on the 'ommited page' it will come up as a result.. crawler versus spider is it not ?

sanusi m, yakubu

05/20/2009 05:16 pm

pls i need all types of insects name and their orders.


07/21/2009 03:19 pm

Yes, you're right its better to show the best one on top and dynamic pages may next to that... Thanks for sharing your wonderful thaughts... Your best friend ramesh


04/07/2011 09:53 pm

Just noticed this post is very old, I'm having a problem with omitted video results on google when I search Only my videos should show up and they do when you click on the omitted results link.

blog comments powered by Disqus