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16.01.2023

How the search engines fare on a site: search here

Time to do some analysis on the age of the search results for this site through the search engines. I’m curious about the drop in hits. β€˜Contents’ pages’ also include static pages and, in Bing’s case, PDFs. (PS.: For clarification, a contents’ page would include a Wordpress tag page, or a page for a set month containing all that month’s posts.)
 
Mojeek
Contents’ pages: β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006 β˜…β˜…
2007 β˜…
2008 β˜…β˜…
2009 β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
2010 β˜…
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020 β˜…β˜…
2021 β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
2022 β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
2023
 
Interesting spread, and no problems indexing PHP pages (after 2010). Some repeat results, with Mojeek having both www.jackyan.com and jackyan.com versions of the same pages. I’m surprised at the gap between 2010 and 2020, though they do appear after the 50 mark.
 
Google
Contents’ pages β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
2002
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2023
 
Now that was a surprise. Only the static, HTML pages, with a lot of ex-Blogger indices (which were also HTML). Talk about being a Wayback Machine. No individual blog posts at all and a lot of really old stuff that isn’t even linked any more. I expected Yandex to do something like this, not Google.
 
Bing
Contents’ pages β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
2002
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2018
2019
2020
2021
2022
2023 β˜…
 
Still bizarre. Bing claimed it had six results and delivered 10 on the first page. One blog post from 2023 makes it in hereβ€”it’s one attacking Bing and calling it near death. (Of the ones after the 3rd, it’s done marginally better, though it’s still hundreds off the norm.) During the course of the day, the 50-something results Bing had for site:jackyan.com has fallen to 10. Talk about decaying.

Interestingly, Bing gives 50 or so results on mobileβ€”something I discovered this morning after compiling the above and before I pressed β€˜Publish’ in Wordpress.
 
Yandex
Contents’ pages β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006 β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
2007 β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
2008 β˜…β˜…β˜…
2009 β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
2010 β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
2011 β˜…β˜…
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019 β˜…β˜…
2020 β˜…
2021
2022
2023
 
Some repeated results and definitely in favour of static HTML pages (pre-2010) over dynamic ones.
 
Baidu
Contents’ pages β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010 β˜…
2011 β˜…
2012
2013
2014 β˜…
2015
2016
2017 β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
2018 β˜…β˜…
2019 β˜…
2020 β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
2021 β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
2022 β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
2023
 
Baidu gives the wrong date for a lot of results, and there was a repeated result, too. But a pretty good site search and far closer to what I expected I would see, since it’s the post-2010 blog posts that I thought were more significant. There were a few in 2006 that got me some international mainstream media coverage and appearances on Aljazeera English’s Listening Post in those early days, but the most read blog entries were from 2016.
 
Yep
Contents’ pages β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
2002
2003
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2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014 β˜…β˜…
2015
2016
2017 β˜…
2018
2019
2020 β˜…β˜…
2021
2022 β˜…
2023
 
Not bad for a newbie in beta, spidering both static and dynamic (PHP) pages. Better than Bing’s mix for the 10 each delivers.

Gigablast delivers none.

I can’t say for sure what caused the traffic drop based on the above, since I haven’t documented one of these searches before. So I’ve nothing to compare it to, though my vague memory is that Google would have had some of my actual posts among the top 50. A lot of the pages it does have there aren’t that highly trafficked. Could we blame Google?

Sadly, I don’t have enough data to know for sure, but on the face of it, Google’s top 50 are anomalous, while Bing continues to demonstrate that it’s largely useless.
 
PS.: Just tried site:bing.com. Bing’s results were terrible, including some real estate searches for homes in France, lots of repeated results. Mojeek and Google delivered better results for site:bing.com than Bing did.


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