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Please explain Difference between these footprints

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by anuj291, Apr 16, 2014.

  1. anuj291

    anuj291 Elite Member

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    Hi

    Can someone explain me these three variations of footprint and how google extracts results

    1)site:www.army.mil weight

    Result - 3.7k


    2)site:army.mil weight

    result - 67k


    3)site:.mil weight

    Result - 38


    I still understand the first two ... but shouldt the third include results of all .mil domains ??
     
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    lancis Elite Member

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    Check again. You're likely to get much more on a second attempt. :)
     
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    1) It will list out all the pages from "www.army.mil" having the keyword "weight" anywhere in the page ( title, description, meta - anywhere)
    2) It will list out all the pages from "www.army.mil", "army.mil" and other subdomains of army.mil having the keyword "weight" anywhere in the page ( title, description, meta - anywhere). better try site:*.army.mil "weight" if you are trying to do this.
    3) That query is most probably wrong. Try with site:*.mil weight which would bring up results from all mil domains.
     
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  4. anuj291

    anuj291 Elite Member

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    i tried 5 times... but it kept showing same results...
     
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    It shows 160K on my end.
     
  6. anuj291

    anuj291 Elite Member

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    thank you for explaining it so clearly...

    In Option 2)
    try site:*.army.mil "weight"

    When i put an * in front it will just give me results from its sub domain ???


    In Option 3)Try with site:*.mil weight

    I did try this and the results jumped to 59k - the "*" (wild character) - allows for any random word to come before the "." - correct ?

    SO in option 2 when i am getting 62k results -- should this new footprint of "*.mil weight" -- give me much much more results ??


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    ALso for the keyword - if i dont put the keyword under quotes -- it will take all synonyms as well ??

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    I am putting this in the scraper - so wanna be sure what i will get...
    thanks again




     
  7. anuj291

    anuj291 Elite Member

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    hmm... strange,.. i guess results are varying by ip and country...
     
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    whydreamseo Newbie

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    Google would know what they mean better, but the last option should given the largest number of results.
     
  9. Gogol

    Gogol Elite Member

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    Well it's all hit-and-trial really. I did not test any of the keywords so you might have to vary them in order to get what you are looking for. Use the official web page for this http://www.google.com/advanced_search
    It will become clear for you by itself.
     
  10. anuj291

    anuj291 Elite Member

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    thanks -- will test out more...