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Strange Google Rankings

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by wizoz, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. wizoz

    wizoz Newbie

    Aug 4, 2013
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    So I made a few pages to see how they rank. No backlinks yet, just on page SEO. Some curious stuff that creates a few questions. Could anyone answer any of the following:
    1) I've set google to return 100 results a page. When I do a search it supposedly returns millions of listings. When I click on page 2 or 3 it runs out of listings, and the 50M results drops to like 200. Then it says it omitted some, but only a couple hundred. Where do all the millions of results go?
    2)I search site:dubdubdub.mysite.url and all my pages show up, so I know they are listed. Initially in my keyword search they'd show up in the top 50 or top 100 somewhere. Then they disappeared. If I put quotes in, they might reappear. This is despite, like I said, only 200 or 300 listings total. I don't get it, I could understand a drop in the rankings, fine. But, they totally disappear. What's going on?
    The searches were about 8000 exact match searches. Just to clarify searches above (these are made up examples),
    seinfeld music sheet - Appears in top 50 day 1 but then completely disappears day 2
    "seinfeld music sheet" - Appears day 1 and a bit lower on day 2
    seinfeld music sheet dubdub.mysite.url - Always appears
    "seinfeld music sheet" dubdub.mysite.url - Always appear

    Seinfeld music sheet would be in title, description and even a few times in the main text. An equivalent page(same quantity of content) with a different show appears fine. All the content is unique, couple hundred words.

    Like I said I can understand if it was last in the linkings, but why completely disappearing? A third page doesn't appear at all unless I include the site in the search or include more words from the page.

    Any ideas?