Using Caps in 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.

- returns about 7,990 results. - 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 "" 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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