Google search question

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  1. Haunty profile image80
    Hauntyposted 8 years ago

    Google search has a function that allows you to search for keywords within a website. When you search for a keyword it tells you about how many results if has found.

    Hubpages says the site has about 127000 hubbers.
    If you do a Google search for the word "Followers", which is found on every hp profile page on only hp profiles, you get approx. 50900 results. Does this mean that less than half of the hp profile pages are indexed?

    btw, the search is initiated by typing this in Google's search box:

    Followers site:

  2. Ed Storm profile image57
    Ed Stormposted 8 years ago

    Unless there's a sub-directory beyond the actual profile page that I'm not aware of then you don't really need to do a keyword search for followers.

    You can just do a Google search for:

    That search yields 256,000 results.

    1. Haunty profile image80
      Hauntyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the answer. Interestingly enough, when I use it gives me 86,600 results while when I use (my country's Google search) it indeed gives 256,000 results. Do you know why the difference?

      1. Ed Storm profile image57
        Ed Stormposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Hmm, yeah that is rather weird. I also used my country-specific Google search. Don't have an answer for that one at the moment...

  3. profile image0
    BSBabyposted 8 years ago

    Hummm Interesting...
    Ashley B.

  4. Haunty profile image80
    Hauntyposted 8 years ago

    Thanks anyway. Maybe it's just part of the Google wizardry, and unfathomable as such. big_smile

  5. IvyCrenshaw profile image59
    IvyCrenshawposted 8 years ago

    It is a very interesting question, Haunty.  I don't know enough about how Google works to even make an educated guess, however, I do know that when something is not active, it seems to fall off the ranking.  I also notice that when I do a google search it has the # found in a certain amount of time.  Maybe if you could extend the amount of time Google searches, it would eventually find all of them.


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