This is the best Google bug I've seen in a while.
In the process of verifying that I was still listed as the #1 result for a "penis puppets" search (don't ask), I noticed something funny near the bottom of the page. If you click the screen shot at the right, you'll notice what I did.
Google indexed the results of the same search from AOL's search and gave it a relatively high PageRank.
I wonder how long that will last.
Posted by jzawodn at May 20, 2003 04:11 PM
Probably some freak linked to that search result and Google thought, "hey if they linked it must be great stuff". However, I thought AOL searches were powered by Google... That would be funny.
It is pretty useless, but not uncommon for various search engines to index results pages from other engines. Unintended, I'm sure. Here's a few, I really don't feel like digging them all up.
Ask Jeeves on Google http://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Aweb.ask.com+inurl%3Aweb
Google on Teoma http://s.teoma.com/search?q=inurl%3asearch+site%3agoogle.com&qsrc=23&nw=False&u=10
Ask Jeeves on AlltheWeb (pardon the long url, i'm not going to bother shortening it) http://www.alltheweb.com/search?advanced=1&cat=web&cs=utf-8&jsact=&_stype=norm&type=all&q=cheese&_b_query=&l=any&ics=utf-8&cs=utf-8&wf%5Bn%5D=3&wf%5B0%5D%5Br%5D=%2B&wf%5B0%5D%5Bq%5D=web&wf%5B0%5D%5Bw%5D=url.all%3A&wf%5B1%5D%5Br%5D=-&wf%5B1%5D%5Bq%5D=&wf%5B1%5D%5Bw%5D=&wf%5B2%5D%5Br%5D=&wf%5B2%5D%5Bq%5D=&wf%5B2%5D%5Bw%5D=&dincl=web.ask.com&dexcl=&geo=&limip=&doctype=&dfr%5Bd%5D=1&dfr%5Bm%5D=1&dfr%5By%5D=1980&dto%5Bd%5D=21&dto%5Bm%5D=5&dto%5By%5D=2003&size%5Bp%5D=%3D&size%5Bv%5D=&size%5Bx%5D=0&hits=10&nooc=off
Wow. The screen font on your browser is terrible! What is that?
Why do you use Galeon? Particularly, why instead of Mozilla or Phoenix/Firebird?
I've searched your blog for "galeon" and haven't found a relevant post.
Are widgets that match your GTK theme that important?
This has been around for quite some time, so I doubt that Google sees it as a bug. Check out the top hit for "french military defeats" -- it's a weblog that lists referers on the same page. It hit the top shortly after Dan Lyke posted the article.
I've gotten more than a couple of email queries for help hacking into girlfriend's/boyfriend's/friend's web-based email because one of my pages lists searrch results.
Also, I have the highest non-search-page hit for "kaaza hacks" and "kazaa hacks" for the same reason. This is /the/ secret to high google rankings.
How much time does Google generally take to index personal pages such as those at Tripod , geocities etc??