• http://www.amongtech.com/ Niels Bosch

    Hmm i am not sure if i understand. Startribune.com redirects to a youtube video, this apparently confuses Google and makes it show up like a video instead of a post, but if it redirects to youtube how can startribune benefit from the traffic? Am i missing something here?

  • http://www.niteshpaddy.com Nitesh Pednekar

    Interesting! Dunno if it is correct but certainly looks fishing to the visitor

  • http://www.rustybrick.com/barry Barry Schwartz

    Why does it list startribune in the results when the destination URL is youtube? The better example is the second one listed in the article.

  • Alec Bertram

    /a1601 302′s to another file which then 301′s to youtube.

    This has nothing to do with Google misattributing anything – this is the normal behaviour for a period of time when a 302 redirect is used (on a longer timescale, Google will consider a 302 which has been in place for a while to be permanent and treat it as a 301)

  • Matt Smith

    The 302 issue would seem to explain the first example, but not the second one. Any ideas?

  • http://www.linkedin.com Zach Roth

    So, we’ve recently undergone a huge cross-domain migration with lots of 301s. I’m seeing something very similar to what is described above. The Titles/Descriptions are being updated from the page we’re redirecting to in the index when I do a site: on the old domain, but NOT the URLs. Seems like something on Google’s end if I had to guess, as I know our implementation of 301s was correct.

  • Guest

    I’m actually not sure out of my curiosity was able to find this article: http://www.startribune.com/nation/164946906.html

    Title: What’s next for Curiosity
    Published date: August 3, 2012 – 5:59 PM

    You can see this URL: http://www.startribune.com/a1601 and it’s active page dated: March 25, 2014. http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:http://www.startribune.com/a1601&strip=0

  • mahendra1270

    Technically the post-gazette.com has added nocache meta tags so probably Google is finding it difficult to take its chache and instead they are taking washington.hometownlocator.com’s cache