Google Showing Weird Title for Wikipedia Article

Sep 17, 2009 • 8:23 am | comments (5) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

Sometimes I like to point out weird anomalies in the Google search results. A search for [lufthansa fleet] returns a Wikipedia listing to The issue is, the way Google lists out the snippet and title is all weird:

Weird Wikipedia Title

Why does it show it like that? What does wxloop mm5aq_stata_pm25gt65 2008112700///1 mean? Why no snippet?

JohnMu from Google said it isn't visible everyone, but it is just one of those strange anomalies. He said:

Thanks for bringing this up! I've passed it on to a team here to review. As far as I can tell, this is just a strange fluctuation that's not visible everywhere.

I bet an SEO can figure the issue out pretty quickly.

Forum discussion at Google Webmaster Help.

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