Some of Google's Indexing Issues Revealed?

May 16, 2006 - 7:51 am 0 by

As we continue to watch and report on the issues over at Google.com, we notice more and more weirdness in the Google SERPs. Reported at Search Engine Watch Forums that a site:www.yahoo.com command search at Google will provide three homepage results from Yahoo.com.

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Notice the three different descriptions selected for the same URL? Look closely at the way the second URL is listed, looks a bit funky - no? Looks like ASCII like characters. Also the third result, the "m" in the .com is ASCII code %EF%BD%8D for "m".

A site command search for site:yahoo.com without the www brings back 360,000,000 results. So is this a Yahoo! server issue or a Google indexing issue? I am not sure.

Forum discussion at Search Engine Watch Forums.

 

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