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Old 10-02-2005   #1
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Google Serps Giving Broadmatch

I was poking around on Google today and noticed something pretty interesting. Google seems to go pretty wide across a document to try and find matches. For example look at this serp [aardvark mastodon zosterops] I'm not sure what those files are used for or why they are available on a public webserver, but I find it pretty interesting that google will search that far across a very lengthy document to find a match.

For very specific searches this would be a favorable behavior, however for the vast majority I searches I'm not sure this is that useful.
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Old 12-12-2005   #2
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Interesting test Michael, and the interview too btw.

How about expanding the test and linking to the relevant pages from a different domain the same way like you linked out and see what happens?
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