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Whats the algoritm when I use site:www.myurl.com ?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Ramon020, Jul 5, 2016.

  1. Ramon020

    Ramon020 Newbie

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    Hi everybody!

    How does Google rank the pages when I use search command site:http://www.myurl.com ?
    What's the logic behind the search results?

    Thanks for helping!
     
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    site: filters the results to just the pages matching the URL fragment you provide. Google describes it as "Search one site (like wikipedia.org ) or limit your results to a domain like .edu, .org or .gov" on their advanced search page https://www.google.com/advanced_search
     
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    Thanks validseo. But how does Google sort those search results? Are the top results the pages with the most autority or something else?
     
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    I believe it first show the pages that rank best overall for a semantic group of your query. So if you google [banana site:website.com] it will analyze a cluster for the keywords banana (bananas, banana bread, banana pancake, where do bananas grow and etc) then check what page ranks best overall for these queries (considering of course the search volumes) the page with highest score will be on top,
     
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    I thought it would be the same algorithm as a normal search but with the URL filter applied... but that is not quite right... it is close... same leading results in a slightly different order

    Random Example (not my site):

    pink ribbon necklace

    pink ribbon necklace site: linkribbonshop.com


    notice how the order of their jewelry and necklaces pages flipflop.

    For most practical applications I would say treat them as the same algorithm because they both appear to draw from the same pages... just some minor differences in rank order of those same pages.