Google spidering its own custom search results?
I was doing a little search this evening and found this amongst the results on the 1st page.
I thought it might be something related to me being signed in to a Google account so I signed out and tried again. Same result. So I opened up IE7 and same result.
I tried the same query on Google.com but it didn’t replicate.
Who is this mystery user=016597473608235241540 I wondered, no one it seems there’s a few more of them too. A little site:google.com/coop/preview query reveals just 152 results which in the grand scheme of things is just tiny . The question is however why? Why spider customer results and include them in a SERP however small the sample.
The result page itself has the distance in Kilometres but no link to any defined map or directions/distance page. Just two links to wikipedia – crap really, not a good user experience.
I’m sure there’s a better result out there than this one.Posted on: 25th February 2008, by : Rob Watts