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Increase Domain Specific Results in Google

Increase Domain Specific Results in Google

Getting limited amounts of site specific results when doing Google site:domain.com searches? Seems that Google’s tiny results are the result of a ‘bug’ in the user preferences.

If your preferences are set to ‘Search only for pages written in these language(s): English’ then Google will serve limited results from pages it deems are in English.

Change preferences to Search Language : Search for pages written in any language (Recommended) and Google will supply more pages in domain specific searches.

Nintendo (Jesse from Webmaster-HQ aka. Nintendo in the forums) posts on Threadwatch:

If you’ve had tiny results when you search for site:domain.com since May-July, you might be able to change that. To find out if you can, first make a site:domain.com search in google.com. Then do the same thing at any datacenter, for example http://72.14.207.104/

If google.com shows tiny results like in the hundreds, and the datacenter has a huge number in the thousands…or millions, you can change the results on Google.com.

It’s not site: that’s messed up, it’s Google having trouble with the preferences. Go to http://www.google.com/preferences….

This is why google.com shows tiny results on google.com and high results in datacenters! Because our search preferences are only set on a Google.com cookie. Google doesn’t need to fix site: but needs to relearn what English is. If there is anything wrong with the site: results…the number is way too big!!!

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