Many Blog owners and webmasters have been continuously upset about their new website and pages ending up in the Supplemental Index. Nothing to worry about now, as Google has removed the ‘supplemental result’ labels from the search results.
Google originally introduced Supplemental Results in 2003 so they could separate unimportant pages, and pages with duplicate content from their main index. The Supplemental Results were displayed as a result to queries made by searchers if no substantial results could be fetched from the main index. The whole idea was to make the search results more relevant and not to show old pages with little or no content in the Search Results. Learn more about Google Supplemental Results at ABCSEO.
Now, Google has extensively changed the way pages are indexed and added to the main index, which is why they are making the supplemental results go mainstream. Many blog owners, webmasters and website owners have given positive feedback about Google doing this, as they can put their efforts on new things and stop worrying about the Supplemental Index Results. Other searchers have shown their criticism as they will have to visit the Supplemental Pages when doing a search which might affect the quality of the Search Results displayed.
Check the official Google Blog where they announced this, and also the article at Search Engine Journal.
I launched a new section for SEO Jokes on my SEO Blog today and to my surprise, I was checking my website stats, when I found someone had visited my site by searching for ‘seo jokes‘ on Google! I quickly checked the SERPs and my blog was on the first page of Google for this not so competitive keyword 🙂 This happened in less than 6 hours since I added the posts on the blog!
My website is coming on the first page of Google and also on the regional Google Search Engine. See the results yourself in the screenshot below!
I was doing a search for the KW ‘SEO’ today to see where my SEO Blog ranks on Google for the keyword 😉 However, when I reached the 4th or 5th page of the SERPS (my settings were set to show 100 results per page), I got the following error at the end of Google’s Search Results:
In response to a complaint we received under the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act, we have removed 1 result(s) from this page. If you wish, you may read the DMCA complaint that caused the removal(s) at ChillingEffects.org.
Here’s a screenshot of what I’m talking about:
Some of you might already be aware of this, but this was really surprising for me as I hadn’t come across such a thing before.
You can read Google’s policies regarding the Digital Milennium Copyright Act by following the link.