Is Google's Supplemental Index Increasing?

Dec 19, 2007 - 6:52 am 2 by

A WebmasterWorld thread has a nice amount of Webmasters noticing an increase in the number of supplemental pages being returned by Google. How does one measure the number of supplemental pages in the Google index for their site when Google hid that information from us?

site:www.domain.com gives 711 pages
site:www.domain.com/* gives 104 pages
as I know the 104 are indexed and the rest up to 711 are in supplemental index

There has always been terrible confusion over the supplemental index and Google is partially to blame for that confusion. Is this something? Are you seeing the same thing? Is it impossible to measure supplemental results?

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

Update: Google made a major announcement about the supplemental index just an hour ago at the Google Webmaster Central blog that is probably related to these findings.

 

Popular Categories

The Pulse of the search community

Follow

Search Video Recaps

 
Google Volatility, Indexing Bugs, Google Ads Broad Match Default & YouTube SEO Tips - YouTube
Video Details More Videos Subscribe to Videos

Most Recent Articles

Search Forum Recap

Daily Search Forum Recap: July 15, 2024

Jul 15, 2024 - 10:00 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

Google To Host More Creator Meetings

Jul 15, 2024 - 7:51 am
Google

Google Tests AI-Organized Local Search Results Page

Jul 15, 2024 - 7:41 am
Google

Report: Google AI Overviews Barely Showing Reddit Or Quora Citations Anymore

Jul 15, 2024 - 7:31 am
Google

Google May Be Rolling Out 3D/AR Images More Widely

Jul 15, 2024 - 7:21 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

Google: Removing Massive Disavow Lists Should Not Worry You

Jul 15, 2024 - 7:11 am
Previous Story: Daily Search Forum Recap: December 18, 2007