Using Caps in Google.com Site Command Returns Different Results

Jun 8, 2007 • 7:48 am | comments (3) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization
 

A WebmasterWorld thread notes that if you do a site command search using SITE: versus using site:, Google will return different results.

For example, lets compare site command results for the Search Engine Roundtable.

- site:www.seroundtable.com returns about 7,990 results. - SITE:www.seroundtable.com returns about 148 results.

In the lowecase version, you see: site-lower-ser-google.png

In the uppercase version, you see: site-caps-ser-google.png

Notice how Google is finding results for the phrase "SITE:www.seroundtable.com" in our uppercase version. In contrast, in our lowercase version, Google is returning the number of pages they found indexed.

Why is there a difference? I am not sure.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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