Why Google Doesn't Index @ Signs

May 25, 2009 • 8:59 am | comments (2) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

Google's Matt Cutts explained in a video why Google does not currently index @ signs. It stems from not wanting to index email addresses, he said. But now with the popularity of Twitter, Matt would not be surprised if Google changes how they handle indexing of @ signs.

Here is the video:

I find these little tidbits interesting.

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05/25/2009 08:15 pm

That's wherefor Twitter Search is ;)


05/26/2009 02:21 am

Strangely Google also don't index the following symbols * ^ % # $ Search them individually in Google and you will get a sweet message that your search did not match any documents.

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