Search results in quotes more that w/o!

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by trafficator, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. trafficator

    trafficator Newbie

    Jul 8, 2009
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    I was just checking the search results for Acer Aspie Revo and the search results in Google in quotes is much more that w/o quotes. How is that possible. Doesn't this negate the logic of in quote search? I have noticed this many times but still haven't been able to figure out..

    Acer Aspire Revo Results 1 - 10 of about 748,000 for Acer Aspire Revo. (0.18 seconds)

    "Acer Aspire Revo" Results 1 - 10 of about 16,600,000 for "Acer Aspire Revo". (0.19 seconds)

    Does anybody know the logic behind this? Thanks.
  2. TheHockeyGod

    TheHockeyGod Newbie

    Aug 11, 2009
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    Those Google page estimates aren't exact. They're an estimation of how many pages Google thinks there are for a given term. When you put something in quotes, Google has an easier time estimating the number of pages.

    If you clicked through to page 40, then 100, etc of the results, you'll notice that results number changes.

    What you might want to do is use the allintitle: operator when determining competition - as that will show you only the sites actively trying to rank for that term.
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