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How to find your supplemental pages in Google

Discussion in 'Google' started by mad4, Sep 14, 2006.

  1. #1
    Search for site:www.yoursite.com *** to see a list of the supplemental pages in your site.

    Enjoy!
     
    mad4, Sep 14, 2006 IP
  2. britishguy

    britishguy Prominent Member

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    A step deeper than site:yoursite.com thanks for the 'heads up'
     
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  3. mad4

    mad4 Peon

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  4. britishguy

    britishguy Prominent Member

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    Got 87,900 on one of our sites
     
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  6. ferret77

    ferret77 Heretic

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    #6
    what do the stars do when its not a site: search?
     
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    mvandemar Notable Member

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    #7
    Those are wildcards, match any text.

    Good tip mad, thanks. :D

    -Michael
     
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  9. ! Ask !

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    Very nice tip, thanks.
     
    ! Ask !, Sep 14, 2006 IP
  10. Phynder

    Phynder Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Boo hoo - I don't want to see what is in supplemental hell... Is there a way to find which pages are NOT supplemental?

    Excellent find!
     
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    corinaw Not Banned

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    #11
    Have you been using the site command, and scrolling through the entire google index to find if any of your pages listed as supplemental? (I have. ;) )

    I just ran across an excellent tip (thread linked below) to list only supplemental pages in the google index. If you have a lot of pages this is so much easier than paging through the site results.

    Here's the thread I read with the info:

    http://www.seroundtable.com/archives/006160.html

    Here's the command to list supp pages in google: ( site:yoursite.com *** )

    http://www.google.com/search?num=10...l&q=site:www.digitalpoint.com+***&btnG=Search

    Here's a tool to list ONLY supp pages per dc.

    http://oy-oy.eu/google/supplemental/
     
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  12. Phynder

    Phynder Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    No ideas on how to find pages that are NOT supplemental?
     
    Phynder, Sep 14, 2006 IP
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    minstrel Illustrious Member

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    #13
    The technique was also described on Randfish's SEOmoz blog today.
     
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  14. billyzelsnack

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    Woo.. Apparently I did a good job cleaning up my site. Only a single supplemental! It's not even a page, it's just a pdf. I guess it was worth the work/
     
    billyzelsnack, Sep 15, 2006 IP
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    Any general tips on fixing the supplementals?
     
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  16. ! Ask !

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    - Different Meta-tags
    - Unique content
    - Deep quality links

    No Supplemental will resist to this
     
    ! Ask !, Sep 15, 2006 IP
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    #17
    The meta tags are easily done. However, when you have an ecommerce site, many of the pages look similar with small changes for the products. So I guess for descriptions, I just make up a bunch of "stuff" for the text to try to make it long enough to fool google into thinking it's unique for the sake of uniqueness.
     
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    #18
    Any general tips on fixing the supplementals?

    tottaly agreed with Ask

    Further points

    - remove duplication
    - proper redirect
     
    tb1234, Sep 15, 2006 IP
  19. billyzelsnack

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    It was mostly removing dupe content for me. I've had my site in various places over the years and the search results were a mess. After that I let google know about by changes with robots.txt and the google url removal console.
     
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    #20
    YAY Nice tip.

    Thanks for sharing it. I am playing around with it right now. :)
     
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