(Posted by Jarid Lukin, Director of E-Commerce, Alacra)
For those who work on search engine optimation (SEO), one of the most useful commands on Google is the [site:] command. According to Google's Advanced Search help page, the command allows you to search "only within one specific website". This is useful for SEO since you can see how many, and which, pages you have indexed on Google.
However, we're currently seeing some very strange results for the Alacra Store on Google. When searching for [voxant], one of our publishers, if we restrict the search to only alacrastore.com using the [site:] command, we're getting results from several different sites (see image to the left). Also, when just searching [site:www.alacrastore.com] without any keywords, we're seeing "about 95,000,000" pages indexed, which is a sharp increase over the results via the same query last week.
Anyone else noticing strange behavior with the [site:] command?