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01-15-2004, 05:45 AM

What does that mean?

01-15-2004, 05:55 AM
What does what mean? I just get the articles.net homepage, and 2 pages from jtemplates.com... Nothing out of the ordinary.

01-15-2004, 09:13 AM
Same here.

01-15-2004, 09:58 AM
and here. What sort of supplemental result is it showing you?

01-15-2004, 11:28 AM
2k - Supplemental Result - Cached - Similar pages

I've seen this before when searching for websites on Xanga (blogging site). Here's what GoogleGuy has to say:

Hey, the supplemental results are a new experimental feature to augment the results for obscure queries. This is a new technology that can return more results for queries that for example have a small number of results. So it might not affect the results for a popular search, but for a researcher doing a more specific query, it can improve the recall of the results. The supplemental collection of pages has been collected from the web just like the 3.3 billion pages in Google's main index.

01-15-2004, 01:09 PM

That is what I saw, it is no longer in the results pages though.

I don't link to that page though. And the page does not even exsist...?

01-15-2004, 02:20 PM
Google sometimes lists some of my psuedo directories (SE friendly urls) that only work with an argument on them, ie /script/id: Google lists /script/ in the directory. Who knows why, probably just spidering by going up the directory tree.