• Lukas John

    Never imagined Google would cheat that much. Pretends to have 632,000 results but I only get to page 57 (= 570 results)

  • http://twitter.com/gatuingt Jean-Christophe G.

    Twitter has a lot more than 5M accounts.

  • http://twitter.com/incrediblehelp Jaan Kanellis

    Why would Google only know about 700k profiles? Why not crawl and show millions?

  • http://www.diolt.com Diolt.com

    Sounds so good.

  • Matt McGee

    Yes, thanks Jean-Christophe. I mistakenly got the five million number stuck in my head while writing. It’s fixed now.

  • Matt McGee

    This is how Google has always shown its search results. It may tell you that there are 43 million matches for “widgets,” but it will only let you browse through the top 1,000 or less. Considering that almost no one goes beyond page one, it’s really not a big deal.

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  • http://twitter.com/SEOadult Adult SEO

    Interesting development. Hopefully that means Google will rank relevant profile pages higher than individual tweets, as I see happening a lot right now.

  • http://twitter.com/mukeshonline87 Mukesh Chandra

    Its great news now individual profile also rank higher in google search

  • Matt McGee

    Do you have evidence of that, Mukesh? I’d be surprised if this user directory was helping anyone’s profile rank higher.

  • http://blog.clayburngriffin.com/ Clayburn Griffin

    Still no canonical URLs, though?

  • http://twitter.com/georgebaily George Baily

    I think there is quite a difference to the number of pages which are crawled and silently indexed, and what will show up on a site: query on the public search engine. It’s a bit SEO naive to assume they should be the same thing.

  • http://www.wouterkiel.nl/ Wouter Kiel

    Not sure why they’d launch it this way. There is zero added value for users, and these thin directory pages aren’t exactly SEO goldmines. And besides, what do they expect these pages will rank for? And if they do, what are users supposed to do on these pages if they land there?

    Why not stick with a good search box and that XML sitemap?

  • http://www.anitaclarkrealtor.com/ Anita Clark

    It is a step forward but it will be a very long time, if ever, before they get all the accounts indexed.

  • Lukas John

    I know. But since I can’t even go to page 100 means they don’t have more than 570 results.