Search and find your Google position
without certain filters.
Around Jan 23rd, 2005, it was discovered that a glitch has appeared in the Google search engine results. Apparently
when Google started to accept search strings beyond 9 words, they re-introduced a previously corrected flaw enabling
specific search strings to disable certain filters.
Around Feb 10th Google closed the glitch.
note in response to all the forum posts
April 4th a new way was discovered.
So, for now, were back !
Please note: this page has been moved. Please bookmark this
location. The home page version will not be available after May 1rst.
This tool simply searches your phrase with Google in an exact match mode. By providing enough
words Google will provide results from more indexed pages than a regular search.
The -asdf trick in January did this by negating unused words. The April 4th version here does it by adding ignored
words out to 42 words total. The results shown usually are of a higher page count than the regular results indicating
some filters have been disabled. If you found this site, you are already connected to the SEO world and should be able
to draw your own conclusions as to the results. The primary intention was to approximate where a site might be if one
or more filters were lifted, and to allow sites that are not in the regular results to be displayed for a given term
indicating that the site is either filtered or penalized. The exact filters disabled and their meaning is probably
unknown to all except those directly involved with the algorithms at Google.
Various other locations have information about this event:
SEO Chat - Original Discussion Thread
Chat - April 4th Discussion Thread
History of the Sandbox
seomoz.org - Sandbox checking Tool
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