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Why Google SERPs are not numbered?

Discussion in 'Google' started by ForumJoiner, Dec 13, 2007.

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    Why Google SERPs are not numbered?

    Google SERP vs. Yahoo SERP:

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    ForumJoiner, Dec 13, 2007 IP
  2. trichnosis

    trichnosis Notable Member

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    i think it's simple . google does not want to give number to the sites on serp:)
     
    trichnosis, Dec 13, 2007 IP
  3. pondlife

    pondlife Peon

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    It's just a waste of screen space if you ask me - I think that Google's output is a lot cleaner.
     
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  4. ForumJoiner

    ForumJoiner Active Member

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    Why? What do they have to loose? It's not some kind of information you can't get from the SERP, so I don't see any reasons.


    Google has many options on the search page? Why not one for hiding/displaying the numbers?
     
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  5. Amator

    Amator Peon

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    What is the advantage of putting the numbers ?
    IMO For the most of the surfers nothing
     
    Amator, Dec 13, 2007 IP
  6. ForumJoiner

    ForumJoiner Active Member

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    When I want to see at what position my site appears on Google SERP, I choose to display 100 results and use the browser's search function to find my site (hopefully, on the first 100 results). When I find it, what do I do, count manually on what line is it?

    By the way, I found a tools that helps me with Google SERPs:
    http://serp-easy-surf.seoquake.com/index-en.php

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  7. Amator

    Amator Peon

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    I understand for site owners but for the most people there is no reason IMO
     
    Amator, Dec 13, 2007 IP
  8. ljastangs21

    ljastangs21 Banned

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    #8
    if your not in the top 10 then stop searching and start SEOing...
     
    ljastangs21, Dec 13, 2007 IP
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    ssandecki Peon

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    Does it really matter if they are numbered or not?
     
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  10. Luna C

    Luna C Peon

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    If you prefer them numbered and use Firefox, there's a Greasemonkey script that does it called Number Google Results Remixed. Very handy when I want to know my rank at a glance.
     
    Luna C, Dec 13, 2007 IP
  11. ForumJoiner

    ForumJoiner Active Member

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    #11
    Well, sometimes it was number 11 :).
    Especially for new sites, it makes a difference for me if there is an increase from place 900 to place 300.

    I started this thread because I thought that if Google doesn't display it, there is a reason for it. Or, if there is an option, it might be buried somewhere and I couldn't find it.

    Thank you very much for suggestion.
     
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    w3bmaster Notable Member

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    Sincerly i like it without number
     
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    crystak Well-Known Member

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    #13
    I think Google assumes that you can count the number of blue text lines on the page.
     
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    Trapped Well-Known Member

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    Which user when looking for something on Google would look at the numbers? Well i don't for sure.
     
    Trapped, Dec 13, 2007 IP
  15. ForumJoiner

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    Am I to understand that Yahoo is for those who don't know how to count? ;)
     
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    I quite like to see the numbers. If I am searching for something and realise I am down to about #30 I might decide to search for something else. So I guess with no numbers, it might encourage people to wander further down the list ?
     
    Toplink, Dec 13, 2007 IP
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    Numbered results are more useful on contest who ranks the first on Google serps
     
    noli_m, Dec 13, 2007 IP
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    #18
    It's not really needed. Each search shows 20 results or less - unless you're logged in.
     
    ForgottenCreature, Dec 13, 2007 IP