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By: Jake

Thu, 22 Sep 2011 06:07:50 +0000

Wouldnt you want your Search results being indexed??? Bigger the site the better???

By: lucas

Thu, 18 Aug 2011 08:32:26 +0000

The most popular classified ads in the Philippines is spamming Google search results. When I search a certain keyword, search results appear in Google search results for many times. Did you ever consider to inspect this site?

By: Chris Marttins

Mon, 11 Jul 2011 17:40:33 +0000

Hi Matt, Could you please tell me why Google doesn't penalize the websites that index their own search results? I'm sick and tired of these kind of websites, and the problem is that they appear on the top 3 search results in Google, for many keywords, without any content whatsoever. Here is an example from google search results: 40.000 indexed spam pages, and this is not a unique case.. Thank you for your time, Chris

By: Juan F. Aguilar

Fri, 04 Feb 2011 17:32:24 +0000

Dear Matt, What about cassified personals or comparative items on Internal search results. We have a 2 debates (the one that lead us to your amazing and on the spot blog): Debate 1: Some people enjoy having a handfull of results in one page. If your shopping or comparing groups of items, potential partners or baseball players, a results page is more apealing. You get to relevant info faster and you get to compare it. Other people argue that Google is that "Comparative" list, and that they prefer to go to the individual ad. Debate 2: Another problem that arises from "search results in search results" comes from the dinamic nature of result pages. Let me illustrate: On "Monday", result page # 1 will display x,y and z results, and google indexes this URL (Result page 1), as having that information. On Tuesday, of the following week, result page #1 will have U, V, W, results, UVW pushed X,Y and Z to resutls page # 2. Results indexed in google, on result page #1 will have been false. thus increasing bounce rate on the page. Posible solutions: a) Put no-index tags on result pages. b) Invert result pagination, giving each set of results a permanent URL, that wont change with time. What do you think?

By: Sam

Thu, 08 Jul 2010 14:08:51 +0000

Seems that Google doesn't follow it's own advice. In the right sidebar of there is a link to which is a search result. And that search result page is not noindexed or disallowed because I found the page from Google:

By: Robert

Fri, 13 Nov 2009 06:26:20 +0000

I've been wondering for the past two years what's the assumed value of having results from people "search engines" aka scrapers in Google's SERPs? See e.g. Now, what's Google's stance on showing SERPs in SERPs when all the vertical results are expected to show up in Google's own unified SERP anyhow?

By: Stefanos

Wed, 19 Aug 2009 20:08:03 +0000

Robots.txt files are very useful for the following reasons too: Saving Bandwidth: Search engine spider robots and web robots visit often our web sites to index changes in our content. We can restrict access to certain directories that we do not want crawlers to access. Cleans Up Your Logs: After submitting your web site to the search engines than the spider robots will be searching for your robots.txt file. Every time a robot searches for this file and it does not find one, it generates a ‘404 File Not Found’ error. Adding the file to your root directory will help eliminate these errors and boost your rankings. Online Protection: The search engine robots, unless instructed otherwise by your robots.txt file, will attempt to index as much of your web site as possible. This means that they will also access file on the serves that they should not have access to. Avoid Unwanted Indexing: If a part of you web site is still being developed than you might want to prevent crawlers from indexing your content.

By: mevans05

Fri, 22 May 2009 19:04:44 +0000

I completely agree with Jeremy CEO @ Yelp. If a site's search results page has valuable, unique (i.e. not scraped from other sites) content that satisfies a searcher's intent, then why would it be considered unworthy for Google search results?!

By: Sarah

Wed, 10 Dec 2008 13:17:17 +0000

I found this page looking for info on " search spam". Is Google finally going to do something about this website? Every single time I search for a recipe online, I hit this spammy website. Half the time the site isn't active, and when I can actually access a page, it's scraped search results.

By: Dipali

Fri, 07 Mar 2008 09:16:16 +0000

Hello Matt, i have query regarding Google Debuts "Search Within A Site" Search Box Feature. my site has good back link and page rank. but when i am searching regarding my site but i cuodunt find this type of feature for my site? can u tell me whats the criteria for search within A site search box? Regards, Dipali