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Brian [PersonRank 0]

Friday, October 7, 2005
14 years ago

Philipp,

Have you ever seen Google return an RSS feed page as a result? I googled a phrase from my blog to see if Google had found it, and the second result was a link to my RSS feed.

google.com/search?lr=&ie=U ...

It listed it as "File Format: Unrecognized"

Strange.

Brian

Caleb E [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Its probably trained to exclude *.xml files but this isnt shown as such in the URL. it saw text in the content, thought maybe it was html perhaps, and indexed it.

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

I've seen it return Atom feeds with "File Format: Unrecognized – View as HTML" next to them.

google.com/search?q=inurl%3Aat ...

(I think Google just tries its best to index every file type these days.)

Brian [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

Interesting. It doesn't seem very useful to me to have feeds in regular results, especially now that they have a "blog search" option. Maybe they need a feeds-only search.

Caleb E [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

thats basically what blog search is.

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