Name Servers Listed In Google. Server Or Google Bug?

May 22, 2012 • 8:50 am | comments (2) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

name serversA WebmasterWorld thread has one webmaster claiming Google has indexed and is listing their name server address instead of their web address in the Google search results.

He said he noticed search referrals from versus his own domain name.

To me, that sounds like a server configuration issue not a Google issue. But who knows. As Tedster said in the thread, "many members here are reporting Penguin troubles, but you're the first to report anything like this."

Without knowing the domain name, it is hard to diagnosis but I find it hard to believe this is a Google bug.

Name servers tell other servers where a web address should point to. They normally do not load or redirect to a web address.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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Giedrius Majauskas

05/22/2012 01:04 pm

If they host name servers themselves on the same server, it might be not DNS issue but the server configuration issue ( aka dns server resolves and shows same info as the main server ). This stuff happens on some administration panels, aka plesk. Generally, duplicate content issue.

Brad Dalton

05/23/2012 02:54 am

I've started to see Google is indexing php files in thier search results since the Penguin update. I've started using Bing now and find the results are far better qaulity as Google seems really messed up now

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