Google's Post Count: Not Too Accurate

Dec 17, 2008 • 8:15 am | comments (1) by twitter | Filed Under Other Google Topics
 

If you've ever noticed on specific searches, Google gives you a post count and estimates the number of authors of posts in the snippet like the screenshot below indicates:

Google Info on Results

But if you ask me, the number there is entirely inaccurate. The question: where does Google get these numbers and how does it calculate them?

That is the question being asked in a Google Webmaster Help thread, where Googler JohnMu promised to look into it. John said:

I'll check up on that & let you all know what I find out :)

When John updates the thread, we will let you know what he says.

Forum discussion at Google Webmaster Help.

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Comments:

diarmuid ryan

12/21/2008 08:22 pm

i have never seen these details on a search, is this just on google blog search?

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