• 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

  • Greg Bray

    post-gazette.com and hometownlocator.com have no relationship and never linked to each other, so why would Google pull a cached page and snippet from one site, while showing a url and sending the user to a completely different site?

  • mahendra1270

    Here is another theory,

    Both post-gazette.com and hometownlocator.com are same format sites i.e. listings

    So as post-gazette.com has defined to not crawl its cache Google is unable to understand this and is automatically taking hometownlocator.com’s cache even thought they don’t link to each other.

    Surprisingly even after informing Google on this its not solved yet.

  • Stuart David

    Its been a mess since 6 days ago, and still is

  • Ashutosh R

    Seems cloaking things! :P lol