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I'bles has already excluded URLs from the new Google search harvester Answered

UPDATE:  A long time ago, I wrote:

The new Google search has some nice features, and some not so nice ones.  Besides the obvious (unsortable, hard to filter, etc.), there's one really annoying bug.  If you search for words which appear in the titles of Instructables, you get a bunch of hits for the auto-generated "e-mail" pages.  For example, note the third hit

In my opinion, URLs containing "email?" should be excluded from the search database, the same way that URLs containing "edit?" and "/search/" are.

In the intervening time, it's pretty clear that the intrepid Instructables Staff has already resolved this bug.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

10 years ago

This must have been fixed, because I don't see any email urls in that link.

The third hit I see is related to the Top Trumps search because of the key words - https://www.instructables.com/id/Learn-How-to-Play-Poker!/

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 10 years ago

I think you're right. That is not the search result that I got when I originally wrote it. It was sitting in my Unpublished topics list, and foolishly I didn't just delete it. Well, I'm off to edit the title...

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rachel
rachel

10 years ago

Interesting, I don't get any 'email' links in that search. I wonder if this is due to Google's personalization; not sure if they do that for site-specific searches like this. Can you post a screenshot? Here's a pic of what I get.

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 10 years ago

That's what I'm getting today as well. I think Kiteman has the right answer; sigh.

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Jayefuu
Jayefuu

10 years ago

That third hit IS rather unrelated. Why is it included? I didn't understand your explanation.

And why that particular search? :)

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n8man
n8man

Reply 10 years ago

If you go down to related Instructables, your Top Trumps instructable in that list