Sep 16, 2006 113 reads by Navneet Kaushal

A 'bug' in the user preferences may be responsible for the limited amounts of site specific results in Google searches.

For example, if your preferences are set to 'Search only for pages written in these lanuguage(s): English' then you will get tiny results even if the whole site is in English. Whereas, if you set it to Search Language : Search for pages written in any lanuguage (Recommended), then Google will supply more pages in domain specific searches.

A post on Threadwatch suggests ways to "fix your tiny site : results in Google" :

"If you’ve had tiny results when you search for since May-July, you might be able to change that. To
find out if you can, first make a search in Then do the same thing at any datacenter, for

If shows tiny results like in the hundreds, and the datacenter has a huge number in the thousands…or
millions, you can change the results on It’s not site: that’s messed up, it’s Google having trouble with
the preferences. Go to….

This is why shows tiny results on and high results in datacenters! Because our search
preferences are only set on a cookie. Google doesn’t need to fix site: but needs to relearn what English is.
If there is anything wrong with the site: results…the number is way too big!!!"

Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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